MediaTek has been manufacturing mobile SoCs for a long time now and recently they too joined in on the 5G venture that everyone is following. In the last two years, MediaTek has been mainly about mid-tier processors, the Helio P and G series. But recently in the latter half of 2019, MediaTek got in the premium flagship segment and launch their first take on a 5G chip, the Dimensity 1000. This is the first in its series but we can surely hope to see the series continue in the coming years.
Just a few weeks after the release of Dimensity 1000, we have the MediaTek’s Dimensity 800, which is a mid-range 5G processor. As of now, we have seen only two phones officially with this new 5G processor, but there are rumours about a couple of phones that will be announced in 2020. How does the Dimensity 800 processor stack up? What are these devices? Let’s find out.
MediaTek Dimensity 800 Detailed Specifications
The Dimensity 800 falls just beneath the Dimensity 1000 and is a worthy competitor to the more famous Snapdragon 765G/765. The Dimensity 800 is built on 7nm manufacturing process and comes with an integrated 5G modem. In terms of CPU, we get four high-performance Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2GHz and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores also clocked at 2GHz. The use of four high-performance cores differentiates it from the 765 in a significant way as it will improve the apps opening and launch times. For GPU, we get the Mali-G57MC4, a four-core variant of the Mali-G57, which stacks up equally against the 765G’s Adreno 620 GPU. For AI, MediaTek went with four cores consisting of three different types of cores which give the Dimensity 800 APU an achievement of 2.4 TOPs.
Moving on to the optics aspect, we have support for up to 64MP, or a dual-camera setup of 32MP+16MP. The ISP built into this processor also comes with a bunch of AI improvements, which includes, AI autofocus, autoexposure, auto white balance, noise reduction, high dynamic range (AI HDR), and dedicated facial detection hardware. However, in the display front, the Dimensity 800 falls just a bit short of the Snapdragon 765. Surely, it supports FHD+ resolution along with a refresh rate of 90Hz, which is industry-leading, but the 765 goes a step ahead by enabling support for up to 120Hz.
Here is the list of Dimensity 800 powered phones
The Oppo A92s which is the company’s mid-range 5G phone comes with the latest MediaTek Dimensity 800 (MT6873V) 7nm chip. We get a 6.57 inch 120Hz LCD FHD+ display with a fingerprint sensor mounted on to the power button. We see a battery capacity of 4,000 mAh and it comes with support for 18W fast charging. As for the camera, we have four cameras in the back, with a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP wide-angle shooter, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front side, it packs 16MP+2MP setup in a punch hole or capsule-like design.
Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
Huawei’s latest smartphone Enjoy Z comes with 5G connectivity. It is equipped with MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 (MT6873) 7nm SoC. The device sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD panel with 91.2% screen-to-body ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. It runs on Android 10 OS with EMUI 10.1 on top of it. We see a 48MP rear camera along with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP macro lens. A 16MP selfie camera can be seen inside the waterdrop notch. You can buy Enjoy Z at 1699 yuan (Rs. 17,999 approx) in China. There is no word about availability for the Indian market.
Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus
Huawei is planning to launch its next mid-range smartphone Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus. However, ahead of its launch, a tipster from China has revealed full specifications of the device. The Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus will be powered by Dimensity 800, a 5G-capable 7nm based chipset from MediaTek. It will feature an FHD+ LCD panel with a traditional 60Hz refresh rate. For photography, the device will pack a 48MP (Sony IMX586) main camera. At the front, we will see a 16MP selfie shooter. The Enjoy 20 Plus will be equipped with a 4200 mAh battery with 22.5 fast charging.
Redmi H (Expected)
There have been rumours about a new series from Redmi coming to the market by the name Redmi H, and as per recent leaks, the first-generation Redmi H will come equipped with the latest Dimensity 800. As of now, very few information about the device has come forward but this will probably be the first sub 20000 5G in India if sources are to be believed. As for display and camera leaks, we only know that it will equip a 48MP and a standard 60Hz display. No other specifications about this phone are known yet.