With Qualcomm’s mid-range chipsets constantly increasing in price, it was only a matter of time before MediaTek took over. Well, they have not taken over entirely but the process has certainly started. In China at least. And we will likely see more of the Dimensity chipset outside of China this year. The Dimensity series especially brings a lot to the table. We’ve seen how well the Dimensity 800 and 820 perform. And now MediaTek has added a new chipset to this series with the launch of the Dimensity 800U.
Dimensity 800U overview
The Dimensity 800U is a slightly altered version of the Dimensity 800. And it joins a long list of Dimensity SoCs integrated with a 5G modem. It supports dual 5G SIMs and the CPU clocks at a higher speed. It is fabricated on TSMC’s 7nm process.
The SoC has 4 ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores clocked at up to 2.6GHz. Furthermore, it has 4 other ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz. In comparison, Dimensity 800 has 4 ARM Cortex A76 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz. And 4 ARM Cortex-A55 cores also clocked at 2.0GHz. Thus, from what it seems, the Dimensity 800U will have a better single-core performance.
As for the GPU, it packs in ARM’s Mali-G57 MC3. The company has stated that the 800U will offer 28% faster GPU performance than that of the Dimensity 720, which also has the Mali-G57 MC3. However, decreasing the GPU core by 1 from that of the Dimensity 800’s Mali-G57 MC4 seems like an odd choice.
Anyway, other features of the Dimensity 800U include, support for LPDDR4X RAM (up to 2133MHz) and support for UFS 2.1 storage. Furthermore, it also supports FHD+ resolution, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and HDR10+. Moreover, it comes with a MiraVision PQ engine that will help in the additional HDR optimization for videos.
In terms of camera, it can support sensors up to 64MP and a quad-camera array. Also, it boasts features such as VoW, multiple trigger words, voice assistant services, and dual-mic noise reduction.
Lastly coming back to the integrated 5G modem, it supports 5G+5G DSDS and sub-65Hz 5G on SA & NSA networks. It also comes with dual Voice over New Radio(VoNR), 5G two carrier aggregation, and 5G UltraSave Technology.