MediaTek intros Dimensity 820 chip with improved 5G capabilities
MediaTek introduces a new 5G-capable processor for upper mid-range smartphones, the Dimensity 820 chip.
The Dimensity 820 combines advancements in artificial intelligence, multimedia, and imaging. It comes with four Arm Cortex-A76 2.6GHz cores and four Arm Cortex-A55 2GHz cores, paired with an Arm Mali G57 GPU. It features MediaTek’s HyperEngine 2.0 technology, supports 120 Hz displays, and MediaTek MiraVision for video streaming. It ships with MediaTek APU 3.0, an AI Processing Unit, precise AI camera functions, and better power efficiency.
In terms of camera performance, the processor supports quad-rear cameras with up to 80MP sensors through the Imagiq 5.0. The processor also allows flagship smartphones to capture frames at different exposures to produce videos with high resolution.
As a fully-fledged 5G processor, the Dimensity 820 comes with Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology for seamless handover between two 5G connection areas. The Dimensity 820 also supports dual SIM, dual standby for 5G connectivity, Voice over New Radio (VoNR) services, and is designed for locations with sub-6GHz 5G networks in North America, Asia, and Europe.