Following the flagship mobile platform, MediaTek introduced a new solution for mid-range smartphones called Dimensity 800. Immediately after the announcement, the company declassified all the key features of the new chip and announced the launch dates for the first smartphones based on it.
Dimensity 800 will take the second place in the hierarchy of the most powerful processors of the company, losing the lead to the flagship Dimensity 1000 5G announced in mid-December. The new chip is equipped with four Cortex-A77 productive cores operating at a frequency of 2.6 GHz and four energy-saving Cortex-A55 (2.2 GHz).
The GPU Mali-G77 MP9 is responsible for the graphics capabilities of the chip, which is identical in performance to its counterpart in the Exynos 990 chipset but has two fewer cores. A 5G Helio M70 5G modem is integrated into the Dimensity 800 processor, with a potential bandwidth of 4.7 Gb / s and support for autonomous (SA) and non-autonomous networks (NSA).
The first smartphones with the Dimensity 800 chip are expected to go on sale in the second quarter of 2020. The flagship Dimensity 1000L 5G will debut earlier - OPPO Reno3 will be built on its basis, the presentation of which will take place in the near future.