MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset launched in India; Realme X7 series up next

MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G chipset has been launched in India and will power upcoming 5G smartphones, including the Realme X7.

Highlights
  • MediaTek Dimensity 800U has been launched in India
  • The chipset supports 5G, 120Hz refresh rate, UFS 2.2 storage, and UltraSave technology
  • Realme X7 will be the first phone to bring the Dimensity 800U chipset to India

At the India Mobile Congress 2020, MediaTek announced the launch of the Dimensity 800U 5G chipset in India. The chip was originally announced in August and powers quite a few phones globally already, including the Realme X7 5G. The 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset joins the Dimensity 1000+ that was introduced in the country a little while back. The Realme X7 and X7 Pro will be the first devices in India to be powered by the Dimensity 800U and Dimensity 1000+ SoCs, respectively.

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The Dimensity 800U supports 5G + 5G dual SIM standby technology, sub-6GHz SA and NSA networks, dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR) and 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA). The octa-core chipset comes with dual clusters comprising of two ARM Cortex-A76 processor clocked at 2.4GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 processors with a clock speed of 2GHz. The chipset is coupled with Mali-G57 GPU and has support for LPDDR4 RAM, UFS 2.2 storage, and an independent AI processing unit.

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC supports FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10, and MediaTek MiraVision PQ engine with HDR optimisation. The chipset supports 64MP cameras and quad-cameras. It has an integrated APU and ISP to offer AI camera enhancements. The chipset supports voice on wakeup (VoW) and dual-mic noise reduction technology. This is claimed to lower the standby power consumption of the voice assistant and allows it to hear clear sound despite the external noise interruption.

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U also comes with UltraSave technology, where the modem’s operating mode is managed based on the network environment and data transmission quality. This is said to extend the battery life of mobile devices. The chipset is claimed to be 11 percent faster CPU performance and 28 percent faster GPU performance compared to the Dimensity 720.

MediaTek says smartphones powered by the Dimensity 800U will be launched in January 2021 and Realme X7 will be the first phone to bring the chipset to India. The Realme X7 has been launched in China and packs a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, 64MP quad cameras, and 65W fast charging, among other things.