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MediaTek Dimensity 800 with integrated 5G modem for low priced phones announced

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MediaTek has unveiled the 5G-ready Dimensity 800 SoC at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020. It is third chipset in the Dimensity series that includes Dimensity 1000L which powers the OPPO Reno3 and the Dimensity 1000 that is expected to power budget-friendly 5G flagship phones this year. The Dimensity 800 is a mid-range solution with integrated 5G mode that is designed to bring dual-mode 5G capabilities to low priced smartphones.

Dimensity 800 Specifications

The Dimensity 800 is a 7nm octa-core processor that comprises of four Cortex A76 cores clocking at 2.0GHz and four Cortex A55 cores working at 2.0GHz. For graphics, it is equipped with Mali-G57MP4. The SoC offers is coupled HyperEngine gaming technology for enhanced gaming experience. The Dimensity 800 with its APU 3.0 offers up to 2.4 TOPS of AI performance.

Smartphones with Dimensity can support full HD+ resolution supporting display with up to 90Hz refresh rates. Also, devices featuring can support up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM.

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The Taiwanese manufacturer claims that the Dimensity 800 has a flagship-grade ISP as it can support as many as four cameras. Dimensity 800 powered smartphone can have up to 64-megapixel cameras or 32-megapixel + 16-megapixel dual cameras. The company has added algorithms for AI-autofocus, autoexposure, auto white balance, noise reduction, dedicated facial recognition and HDR for enhanced photography experience. The company states that it to be equipped world’s first multi-frame 4K video HDR capability.

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The Dimensity 800 5G chipset carries support for 2CC carrier aggregation that promises 30 percent wider coverage than other platforms that offer 1CC with no carrier aggregation. The SoC carries support for 2G/3G/4G multi-mode and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS). It also supports voice and data over 5G and is built for global sub-6GHz 5G networks available in Asia, Europe and North America. The SoC promises up to 3.5Gbps download speeds and up to 1.25Gbps upload speeds. It does not support 5G + 5G dual SIM combination.

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In terms of specs, the Dimensity 800 appears like a good rival for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 / 765GThe first Dimensity 800 powered smartphones are expected to debut before the end of the first half of 2020.

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