By Ron Chen, Correspondent ASEAN Region
Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek Wednesday launched the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset based on a 7nm fabrication process for mid-tier 5G smartphones.
MediaTek, which is globally the fourth largest fabless semiconductor maker, during the India Mobile Congress 2020, said it will collaborate with smartphone brands to launch Dimensity 800U powered smartphones in India.
The first such smartphones will be launched in the Indian smartphone maker in January 2021 and will be one of the first MediaTek 5G powered smartphones available in India, it said.
India’s telecom sector, in the efforts of enabling policies including more quantum of the spectrum, is set to establish new benchmarks in the next-generation network deployments and service delivery.
The MediaTek Dimensity 800U (‘U’ for ultra-connected) provides dual 5G SIM capabilities for upcoming smartphones and can provide VoNR from either connection. The 5G-integrated chip featuring MediaTek 5G UltraSave technologies is claimed to provide 2.3Gbps download speeds.
The chipset features 5G-CA (2CC 5G Carrier Aggregation), an octa-core CPU with its Arm-Cortex A76 cores clocked up to 2.4GHz, support for 120Hz FHD+ displays with high refresh rates, and HDR10+ support.
The Dimensity 800U comes with the integrated MediaTek MiraVision PQ engine with HDR optimization for various types of videos, support for upto 64MP camera with quad-camera capabilities, integrated APU and ISP, and support for voice wakeup and dual-mic noise reduction.
“While MediaTek Dimensity 1000 series offer flagship features to premium smartphones, MediaTek Dimensity 800U will help drive mass-market 5G smartphones and give users extraordinary 5G experiences,” MediaTek added further.