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MediaTek announces the Dimensity 700, a 5G chipset for next-gen mid-range phones

The new Dimensity 700. (Source: MediaTek)
The new Dimensity 700. (Source: MediaTek)
MediaTek has launched a new addition to its Dimensity series of mobile processors. This 700 chipset is based on a 7 nanometer process and has 8 cores with a maximum speed of 2.2GHz. It supports LP-DDR4X RAM, UFS 2.2 storage and dual-sim 5G. Therefore, the OEM asserts it is an excellent choice for the "mainstream" phones of the near future.

MediaTek has just announced new chipsets specifically optimized for Chromebooks. However, it has not neglected its Dimensity line of SoCs for 5G phones, introducing a new variant called the 700. It, like the rest of its siblings, is 7nm, and has 8 cores. Of these, 2 are "big" ARM Cortex-A76s clocked at 2.2GHz, whereas the rest are "LITTLE" A55 cores at up to 2.0GHz. Its GPU is a 950MHz Mali-G57 MC2.

The OEM notes that this complete package supports 5G-CA 2CC, a type of carrier aggregation rated for a throughput layer coverage of over 30% more compared to other solutions, as well as "faster average speeds" and smooth handovers between different 5G connections.

The new 700 also has MediaTek 5G UltraSave, which is rated to save battery while using this latest radio standard. It also supports a number of potentially key specs that consumers may look for in its ideal tier of the smartphone market.

Accordingly, OEMs could make a device with an FHD+ 90Hz display and multiple rear cameras with a 64MP main sensor capable of AI features such as bokeh or beauty mode and advanced low-light capabilities.

A Dimensity 700-powered phone could also be powered by up to 12GB of 2133MHz LP-DDR4X RAM, and have dual SIM slots, both of which support 5G, voice over 5G and dual standby.

The chipset can also support multiple voice assistants, Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1. Therefore, MediaTek is confident the Dimensity 700 can bring 5G to the masses in the form of new, probably mid-range phones, soon.

Some Dimensity 700 specs. (Source: MediaTek)
Some Dimensity 700 specs. (Source: MediaTek)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-11-10 (Update: 2020-11-10)
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