MediaTek, the popular Taiwanese chipset maker, on Wednesday launched two new chipsets as part of its Dimensity lineup of SoCs, namely the Dimensity 920 and Dimensity 810.
For those of you unaware, the MediaTek Dimensity SoCs are known for offering chipsets designed for mobile devices, with the standout feature being integrated 5G modems. The latest additions to the family are quite the same and will allow budget devices or mid-range handsets to ship with 5G.
What Do We Know About The Chips?
Out of the two new chips, the one that deserves more attention is the MediaTek Dimensity 920, which is a 6nm chip that offers a 9% increase in gaming performance in contrast to its predecessor, the Dimensity 900. The chipset has an octa-core CPU with multiple Cortex-A78 cores. The chipset also supports UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM. The chip's image signal processor or ISP comes with support for 4K HDR video encoding and up to 108MP image capture without any sort of shutter lag.
This is a better deal in comparison to the MediaTek 900, which came with 2 ARM Cortex-A78 cores at up to 2.4GHz coupled with 6 ARM Cortex-A55 cores. The GPU in use was the Mali-G68.
Connectivity-wise, the Dimensity 920 uses an integrated 5G modem that supports dual VoNR or Voice over New Radio, dual SIM 5G, up to 2CC carrier aggregation and SA, NSA networking. Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and multi-GNSS is also supported.
The press release from MediaTek reveals that the chip also supports multiple proprietary tech features, which include the likes of MediaTek's Smart Adaptive Displays tech that allows for adjustment of refresh rate based on the content being consumed, 5G UltraSave for better efficiency during 5G networking and HyperEngine 3.0 which can provide better gaming performance, in conjunction with Super Hotspot technology.
In comparison, the MediaTek Dimensity 810 offers a minor upgrade over the 800 chip. It includes 4 ARM Cortex-A76 cores that are clocked at up to 2.4GH and 4 Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2GHz, meaning that the chip offers minor performance differences over the Dimensity 800.
The chipset has been designed keeping cheaper 5G handsets in mind; hence the CPU config makes a lot of sense. LPDDR4X RAM and UFS storage are also supported, alongside 120Hz FHD display support.
Much like the bigger brother Dimensity 920, the 810 is a 6nm module with the ISP featuring MFNR and MCTF, up to 64MP main cameras, AI features, MediaTek's HyperEngine 2.0 and dual camera concurrency. The integrated 5G modem supports up to 2CC CA, mixed duplex FDD+ TDD CA, VoNR and dual SIM 5G. Both chips will ship in smartphones starting Q3 2021, as per MediaTek.