MediaTek announces Dimensity 800U 5G SoC with 120hz display support

A new chipset has been announced by MediTek called the MediaTek Dimensity 800U which is a mid-range processor that comes with a dual 5G support and much more. The company states that they are first in the market to bring dual 5G SIM network support in the history of dual sim technologies.

Dual 5G SIM gives you 5G that’s always on. It means dual standby (DSDS) readiness and access to true 5G speeds from both connections, plus 5G-exclusive VoNR services from either connection. VoNR is much faster establishing the call and provides the best ever voice and video quality while on the call.

It also provides 5G-CA (2CC 5G Carrier Aggregation). The 5G-CA enhances the average speeds of the internet on 5G network and a seamless handover between two 5G connection areas across a coverage layer with a peak download speed of 2.3Gbps.

Battery Efficiency:

The processor also works on Saving power even while using 5G network by using the following power-saving technologies:

  1. MediaTek 5G UltraSave Network Environment Detection • MediaTek 5G UltraSave OTA Content Awareness
  2. Dynamic BWP
  3. C-DRX (Connected Mode DRX)

Other Connectivity options on this chip include 5G, Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac), GPS/ QZSS L1+ L5/ Galileo E1 + E5a/ BeiDou B1C + B2a/ NAVIC, and Bluetooth 5.1.

“MediaTek Dimensity 800U brings cutting-edge, next-gen technology to the Dimensity SoC series, bringing advanced 5G, imaging and multimedia technologies to high-performance 5G smartphones that deliver incredible 5G experiences,’” said Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit.


The octa-core processor is based on 7nm and features two Arm Cortex-A76 ‘Big’ cores at 2.4GHz. The processor is paired with a high performance Arm Mali G57-class GPU, LPDDR4X memory up to 12GB, 2,133MHz and next-gen UFS 2.2-class storage.

The company also mentions that top title game launch times are up to 1.4s faster than Dimensity 700 series, while benchmark scores are up to 11% faster in CPU and 28% faster in GPU performance.

Display Support:

MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G also supports the high refresh rate of 120hz display for smooth scrolling and fastest response for a blur free experience especially in anihigh resolution FullHD+ upto 2520 x 1080p resolution displays along with ultra-fast responsiveness. It can also play HDR10+ content that is enhanced by the MiraVision and gives a more detail and contrast even through the extremes of light and dark regions.

The MiraVision can also upgrade HDR10 video to HDR10+ quality in real-time.

Camera Support:

The SoC can carry upto 64mp of primary camera sensor or a dual 20MP/16MP camera sensor for high quality cameras. To enhance the camera there are many other features like HDR-ISP, Multi-Frame NR, 3D Noise Reduction, Depth Engine, Warping Engine and AI-FD. It also supports facial or person recognition for security purposes.It can also record videos upto 3840 x 2160p resolution, i.e. 4K at 30fps. It also supports the Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or other localised services with multiple trigger words for the voice assistant software.

The company said that they will bring the SoC soon enough to feature on upcoming smartphones even in regions outside China, they will be announcing further information about it soon.



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