MediaTek Announces Dimensity 700 Chipset with 5G modem

MediaTek Announces Dimensity 700 Chipset

Tech company MediaTek has recently unveiled the Dimensity 700, a 7nm chipset similar to the recently-announced Dimensity 720. The most important component of this chipset is the 5G modem, which supports carrier aggregation to enable faster connections (up to 2.77 Gbps downlink speeds), and seamless handover between 5G cells. The modem also features Dual SIM, Dual Standby, and VoNR (“Voice over New Radio” that offers better audio quality than previous generations).

This modem also features global 5G NR band support and MediaTek’s “5G UltraSave” power-saving technology.

The CPU of the Dimensity 700 is made of two Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.2 GHz (slightly faster than 720’s big CPU) and six Cortex-A55 cores at 2.0 GHz. The chip can be connected to up to 12 GB of LPDDR4x RAM (2,133 MHz) and UFS 2.2 two-lane storage (up to 1 GB/s transfer speeds). The chip can drive 1080p+ displays with a 90Hz refresh rate.

For photos, the new chip can handle cameras up to 64MP and features multi-frame noise reduction and several AI enhancements. Also, multiple voice assistants can run on the chip, including the ones from Google, Amazon, Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent.

MediaTek also added two chipsets meant for Chromebooks – the MT8195 and MT8192. The MT8195 is the more advanced option and uses TSMC’s 6 nm process. Additionally, it features four of the latest Cortex-A78 cores and four A55 cores.

There’s also a 5-core Mali-G57 and an APU capable of 4 TOPS, which can be used for voice and image recognition (including ultra low power voice wake-up). Dolby Vision, 7.1 surround sound and AV1 decoding are all supported.

The MT8192 is built on the older 7nm process and uses four A76 cores, which are two generations old now. The APU is slower, rated at 2.4 TOPS. The GPU is the same, a 5-core Mali-G57, which can drive a 1440p displays at 60 Hz or a 1080p display at 120 Hz. Both chips feature PCIe Gen 3 and UBS 3.2 Gen 1 connectivity.

Any Chromebook using the new chips will be launched only in the second quarter of 2021. So there’s a long wait ahead.