The Dimensity 800U is MediaTek's newest 5G-ready SoC intended for mid-range smartphones
Shortly after unveiling the Dimensity 720, MediaTek has released yet another SoC targeted at mid-range devices. Prima facie, the 7mn Dimensity 800U seems to be an overclocked Dimensity 720, but it comes with support for many additional features not found in the latter.
The MediaTek Dimensity 800U comes with only two ARM Cortex-A76, and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and 2.0 GHz, respectively. They are paired with a Mali-G57 GPU based on ARM's Valhall architecture. The chip's 5G modem supports two carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA) and supports most sub-6GHz standalone and non-standalone networks. It can also drive two 5G-ready SIM cards simultaneously. Only two high-performance cores will set the Dimensity 800U's performance back by a bit. We can expect it to trade blows with Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 732G.
Some of the key features that set the Dimensity 800U aside from the Dimensity 720 includes support for 120Hz HDR 10+ displays, and MiraVision enhanced HDR 10 playback. It is also compatible with LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage. The chip supports a single 64MP camera module and up to four rear camera sensors. OEMs can also take advantage of MediaTek's APU to provide camera features like AI-enhanced Bokeh mode and more. Lastly, the Dimensity 800U also comes with MediaTek's UltraSave technology that adjusts its power consumption according to the type of load.
MediaTek's Dimensity line of chips is yet to appear outside of China. If recent smartphone launches are anything to go by, the Dimensity 800U will likely make its debut alongside a Redmi/Realme smartphone in the coming weeks.