While 5G is considered by many to be an overrated gimmick, phone and chip makers are moving quickly to adopt this technology. We have already seen the launch of several 5G enabled smartphones in India. But they only work with Snapdragon chipsets. An obvious question that has been on everyone’s mind is: when will we get this Dimensity chipset smartphone from MediaTek in India? It shows that the chipmaker has listened to the feedback and is bringing Dimensity 800U technology phones to India.
Release of Dimensity 800U 5G phones in India
During a panel discussion on the second day of the 2020 India Mobile Congress, MediaTek announced that the Dimensity 800U powered smartphones will be Released in India from January 2021. Yes, you read that right. You can expect affordable smartphones powered by Dimensity 800U technology to debut next month.
This chipmaker further adds that it will “collaborate by popular smartphone brands to Release MediaTek Dimensity 800U 7nm technology smartphones in India.” It will support deliver premium experiences on mid-tier 5G smartphones.
Realme will probably be one of your first OEM partners. You can expect the recently Released Realme 7 5G to be one of the first MediaTek-powered 5G phones to arrive in India. Other 5G smartphones that may be Released in India are Realme Q2, Realme Q2 Pro, and Redmi Note 9 5G.
Dimensity 800U Specifications
MediaTek Dimensity 800U was announced as a younger brother to the Dimensity 800 in August earlier this year. To sum up its specifications, it is an eight-core chipset based on the 7nm TSMC FinFET manufacturing process.
The chipset includes two ARM Cortex-A76 cores with a frequency of up to 2.4GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of up to 2.0GHz. There is also an ARM Mali-G57 MC3 GPU, a built-in 5G modem, and a separate Artificial Intelligence Processing Unit (APU) on board.
Smartphones with Dimensity 800U technology can support Full-HD + resolution displays up to 120 Hz. You’ll find up to a single 64MP sensor, 4K video recording, and HDR10 + playback support. This chipset also helps dual-mode 5G, up to 12GB of 2133MHz LPDDR4x RAM, and UFS 2.2-type storage.
This Dimensity 800U now joins the Dimensity 1000+ as MediaTek’s leading chipsets that will power affordable 5G smartphones in India.