MediaTek Dimensity 720 to power affordable 5G devices starting next month

After the Dimensity 1000 and 800 series, MediaTek has announced the 700 series of 5G smartphone chipset. The newly announced Dimensity 720 looks to reduce the cost of mid-range 5G smartphones even more. Check out the specs, features, expected price, and availability of MediaTek Dimensity 720 chipset.

MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G Overview

Performance

Unlike other Dimensity chipsets, the new 720 comes features 2+6 core setup. The two Big cores are the Cortex A76 clocked at 2GHz. Similarly, Cortex A55 clocked at 2GHz forms the rest of the octa-core setup. For the GPU, MediaTek has gone with the ARM Mali G57 MC3, which comes with only three cores. The chipset supports LPDDR4X RAM up to 2133 MHz. As far as internal storage is concerned, 720 can support UFS 2.2 class storage. Dimensity 720 is based on an energy-efficient 7nm process node and has an integrated 5G modem.

MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G chipset

Display

MediaTek has taken notice of the trend of higher refresh rate in the mid-range devices. The 720 supports 90Hz displays which are getting more common. The chipset also comes with MiraVision technology. It utilizes MediaTek’s local tone mapping to improve the details and contrast during HDR10+ content playback. The technology is also capable of upscaling HDR10 contents to HDR10+.

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Camera and Connectivity

Lately, there have been a lot of smartphones with a 64MP camera array in the mid-range segment. Thus, MediaTek has included support for up to 64MP camera sensor in the Dimensity 720. It can even support dual camera setup of 20MP + 16MP sensors.

MediaTek has not disclosed the exact 5G modem used in the chipset but it supports both SA and NSA 5G networks. At this price range, we don’t expect the chipset to support the faster mmWave network. MediaTek claims the maximum downlink speed of up to 2.34Gbps. The chipset is equipped with MediaTek 5G Ultrasave technology for better battery efficiency.

MediaTek Dimensity 720 Availability

MediaTek Dimensity 720-powered 5G smartphones will debut next month. It is expected that these phones will come with price tags lower than $250.

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