MediaTek has announced the 5G SoC – MediaTek Dimension 800 – targeted at mid-range smartphones. As the name suggests, the Dimension 800 SoC will be positioned below the MediaTek Dimension 1000 5G SoC which is targeted at high-end smartphones. The Taiwanese chipmaker has revealed that the MediaTek Dimension 800 5G SoC will make its way to mid-range smartphones in the second quarter of next year, but as of now, there is no word on the brands that will employ MediaTek’s latest offer. However, the company has not yet provided technical information about the MediaTek Dimension 800 5G SoC.
According to an ITHome report, the MediaTek Dimension 800 SoC will be officially launched in Q1 2021, while the phones powered by it will arrive in the second quarter. Details such as transistor or die size, core architecture, clock speed, GPU, and 5G modem are still under cover, but more details will most likely be revealed in Q1 next year when MediaTek officially launches the Dimension 800 SoC for the global market.
The MediaTek Dimension 800 SoC is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SoC, a 5G-ready SoC targeted at mid-range smartphones. MediaTek Dimension 800 SoC will reportedly take the model number MT6873, according to the Tipper digital chat station. Now, this is not the first time we are hearing about the MediaTek MT6873 SoC.
Details about a new mid-range 5G SoC from MediaTek have emerged from the model number MT6873 that emerged last month. It is tipped to employ an in-house Helio M70 5G modem and will reportedly have two Cortex A76 cores for heavy-lifting, while the remaining six will be Cortex-A50 series cores. The chip was rumored to enter mass production in Q2 2020, which is also when the new report states that the first phone powered by the Dimension 800 SoC will arrive.