MediaTek has launched its Dimensity 800 Series 5G chipset family that, the company says, will bring flagship features, power and performance to mid-range 5G smartphones to be launched in 2020. These system-on-chips (SoCs) have integrated 5G modems and are manufactured by 7nm fabrication process. The first devices featuring Dimensity 800 Series SoCs are expected to launch in the first half of 2020.
‘MediaTek already launched its flagship 5G smartphone solution, the Dimensity 1000, and with the 800 series 5G chipset family, we are bringing 5G to the mid-tier and mass market. The Dimensity 800 Series will power the New Premium segment for 5G, bringing consumers flagship smartphone features and performance at mid-range price points,’ said TL Lee, head of MediaTek’s wireless business unit.
The Dimensity 800 5G SoC supports 5G with two carrier aggregation (2CC CA) for 30 per cent wider high-speed layer coverage as compared to other solutions, with single carrier (1CC, no CA). The chipset is designed to support both stand alone and non-standalone sub-6GHz networks. It includes multi-mode support for every cellular connectivity generation from 2G to 5G, and also supports Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS). It also supports Voice over New Radio (VoNR).
The Dimensity 800 Series has four Arm Cortex-A76 cores operating up to 2GHz and four power-efficient Arm Cortex-A55 cores operating at up to 2GHz. The company claims that the series is the first to introduce this advanced four flagship-class core architecture to the mainstream segment. For gaming, it has four cores of Dimensity 1000-class GPU IP, which is combined with MediaTek gaming technology HyperEngine.
When it comes to AI Processing Unit (MediaTek’s APU 3.0), the chipset has four cores that provide up to 2.4TOPs performance. The SoC’s image signal processor (ISP) supports up to four concurrent cameras. OEMs can incorporate up to 64MP cameras sensors or large multi-camera options such as 32+16MP dual cameras. The chipset family includes AI-autofocus, auto exposure, auto white balance, noise reduction, high-dynamic-range (AI HDR) and dedicated facial detection hardware, along with the world’s first multi-frame 4K video HDR capability (Video HDR).