MediaTek Dimensity series set to power 5G smartphones

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MediaTek has announced that its Dimensity series of 5G chipsets will be used in the next wave of 5G devices from leading smartphone brands coming to Europe.

The first devices, which will launch in October, will be powered by the Dimensity 800 which has been optimised for the mid-tier smartphone market, supporting super-fast performance and improved energy efficiency.

“In Europe, demand for 5G continues to grow yet choice in 5G smartphones and chipsets has been restricted, excluding a wide cross-section of consumers,” said Dr. Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit. “MediaTek is powering the next generation in mobile computing and the Dimensity 800 is bringing the benefits of 5G to a wider audience than ever before.”

The Dimensity 800 has been designed to bring seamless 5G connectivity, advanced AI capabilities, energy efficiency and powerful camera and multimedia functionality together on a single 7nm chipset. It incorporates a fully-integrated 2G through 5G modem supporting two-carrier 5G NR aggregation with MediaTek UltraSave technology to ensure a balance between super-fast connectivity and long-lasting power efficiency. The chipset integrates four Arm Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.0GHz in an octa-core CPU, alongside an Arm Mali-G57 GPU and MediaTek’s AI Processing Unit 3.0 (APU) for a premium performance whatever the application.

Key features include:

Intelligent 5G Connectivity: 5G UltraSave gives context-aware intelligence so that the modem’s operating mode is matched to the task at hand, improving battery life and ensuring seamless connectivity.

Display Optimisation: MediaTek's MiraVision brings enhanced display technologies such as resolution upscaling, enhanced HDR10+ playback and AI Picture Quality.

Gaming Performance: MediaTek HyperEngine gaming technology provides a more fluid, responsive and reliable gaming experience, all on 120Hz gamer-ready displays.

Camera Support: Flagship-class, HDR-native ISP supports up to quad-camera sensors and up to 64MP sensors.

In 2020, 5G has seen significant growth across Europe with all EU member states and the UK scheduled to have deployed commercial 5G services by end of the year. In fact, the GSMA is predicting that 34% of all mobile connections in Europe will be 5G by 2025. This is being driven by a demand for greater access to ultra-fast network speeds that will support experiences enhanced by 5G such as VR/AR and HD streaming of games and video.