MediaTek announced the Dimensity 800 series back at CES. Now, the company has announced the first chip in the series – the Dimensity 820. This chip is a new chip for value flagships.
The Dimensity 820 chipset boasts competent camera support. It uses MediaTek’s AI Processing Unit 3.0 to provide more powerful photo capture features for concurrent image and photo capture. The chip’s Image Signal Processor, the Imagiq 5.0, supports a quad-camera setup with up to 80MP sensors. It also supports Multiframe 4K video HDR and enhanced gaming.
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According to Dr. Yenchi Lee, Assistant General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit:
Our Dimensity 1000 is already powering impressive flagship 5G devices in a number of markets. With the new Dimensity 820, we’re now making 5G much more accessible. The Dimensity 820 stands out beyond competitors by offering four high-performance Arm Cortex-A76 cores at 2.6GHz within its octa-core CPU, delivering superb performance and responsiveness, among its incredible AI, gaming and photography experiences.
One can easily say that the highlight of the Dimensity 820 chip is its 5G support. The chip supports global sub-6GHz 5G networks in Asia, North America, and Europe. This may not be as fast as mmWave 5G, but it is still important in pushing us into a 5G future. According to MediaTek, the Dimensity 820 chipset provides “higher average speeds and a seamless handover between two 5G connection areas for the most reliable connectivity on the go.”
With the Dimensity 820 chipset’s impressive specs on paper, will it truly be able to stand against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 or Snapdragon 768 processors? We will definitely find out soon enough.