MediaTek announces Dimensity 700 SoC for affordable 5G smartphones

MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC launched Specifications Availability Featrues

In an attempt to make 5G smartphones more accessible, MediaTek has launched its latest 5G-enabled Dimensity chipset. The new Dimensity 700 is just below 720 in MediTek’s hierarchy of 5G chips. Let’s learn more about the new MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset along with its specs, features, expected price, and availability.

MediaTek Dimensity 700 Overview

Performance

Here, the Dimensity 700 sports similar core architecture as the Dimensity 720. It is based on TSMC’s 7nm process node, that the company claims is 25% more efficient than the 8nm process. It features an octa-core CPU with two Cortex-A76 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores.

The former is clocked higher than that on the 720 (2.2GHz > 2.0 GHz), whereas the Cortex-A55 cores have the same clock speed of 2.0 GHz as the 720. For graphics, MediaTek has included Mali G57 GPU in a core-configuration like it did on the 720. It can support up to 12GB of 2133MHz LPDDR4X memory and UFS 2.2 (2-lane) storage.

5G connectivity

MediaTek claims that it is the first mainstream 5G smartphone chip to support both 5G Carrier Aggregation (2CC 5G-CA) and Dual 5G SIM. Thus, users can benefit from the 30% greater throughput layer coverage and seamless handover between two 5G connection areas across a coverage layer. With Dual 5G, the chip supports dual standby (DSDS) and Voice over New Radio (VoNR).

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MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC

MediaTek 5G UltraSave feature aims to improve battery life. It includes technologies Network Environment Detection, OTA Content Awareness, Dynamic BWP, and Connected Mode DRX (C-DRX). These technologies intelligently manage 5G connections for better battery endurance.

Display and Camera

While it doesn’t come with MediaTek’s MiraVision display technology, the Dimensity 700 can support up to 90Hz refresh rate on an FHD+ display.

It supports up to 64MP main sensor along with features like AI enhancements. It also supports multi-frame noise reduction courtesy of the image accelerators. Similarly, other features include hardware depth engine (for real-time Bokeh effect), anti-distortion, and facial detection. There is no support for 4K video recording and it maxes out at 2k @ 30FPS.

Multiple Voice Assistant

Dimensity 700 features an integrated noise suppression technology that is optimized for power and size. The chip can listen for multiple trigger words to wake up virtual assistant from Google, Amazon, Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba.

MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC Specifications: 

  • Process: TSMC 7nm process
  • Core Architecture: 2 x 2.2 GHz Cortex A76 cores + 6 x 2.0 GHz Cortex A55 cores
  • GPU: Mali G57 MC3 (950 MHz)
  • Memory Support: 2133 MHz 12GB (up to 12GB)
  • Storage Support: UFS 2.2 (2-lane)
  • Max Camera: 64MP main sensor
  • Video Support: up to 2K 30FPS
  • Display Support: Up to 2520 x 1080 pixels, 90Hz
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1

MediaTek Dimensity 700 Chipset Availability

The first smartphone powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC will launch in the first quarter of 2021. The chip is said to be used in smartphones priced under $250.

5G SoC Availability
MediaTek Dimensity 700 Q1, 2020
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