MediaTek has announced a new dimension chipset for the smartphone, the Dimension 820 with 5G support, and the company’s “latest multimedia, AI and imaging innovation”. It is an octa-core processor with an integrated ARM Mali G57 GPU to handle graphics. The company says that it is designed for global sub-6GHz 5G networks in North America, Asia and Europe. The Dimension 820 SoC supports two 5G SIMs with Voice over New Radio (VoNR) services.
According to the MediaTek website, the MediaTek Dimension 820 SoC has four Cortex-A76 cores, clocked at up to 2.6GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores up to 2GHz. The GPU is the Mali-G57 MC5 with a maximum display resolution of 2,520×1,080 pixels and a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. In particular, the Dimension 800 SoC by MediaTek features slightly slower CPU clock speeds at 2GHz and the Mali-G57 MC4 GPU. The new Dimension 820 SoC offers several improvements over the Dimension 800 SoC.
The Dimension 820 SoC comes with MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 that gives the chipset “the best-in-class gaming experience, with 33 percent higher gaming performance than direct alternatives.” The engine also brings networking optimization, faster accountability and increased picture quality.
The company also states that the MediaTek APU 3.0, which is an AI processing unit, offers improved benchmark performance, accurate AI-camera action, and improved power efficiency as present in the Dimension 820 SoC. MediaTek’s Immigac 5.0 technology allows up to four concurrent cameras and 80-megapixel sensors. The chip is capable of automatically capturing frames at various exposures and enabling them in a single video stream for enhanced video output.
It also supports LPDDR4x RAM up to 16GB and H.264, H.265 / HEVC video encoding. With the company’s MiraVision video technology, the Dimension 820 SoC enhanced AI-PQ, HDR Composer (SDR to HDR), and HDR10 + video playback.
It comes with 5G support and 2CC carrier aggregation, allowing seamless handover between two 5G connection zones. The Dimension 820 SoC has support for Wi-Fi A / B / G / N / AC, Bluetooth V5.1, FM radio, UFS storage, and 4K (3,840×2,160 pixels) video recording.
The MediaTek Dimension 820 SoC shares a lot of features with the recently unveiled 5G-Integrated Dimension 1000+ SoC, in addition to some additional features such as support for the 144Hz refresh rate panel. The Dimension 1000+ SoC will be seen for the first time in the iQoo Z1 5G set to be launched tomorrow i.e. May 19.