MediaTek today announced its Dimensity series of 5G chipsets is powering the next wave of 5G devices from leading smartphone brands coming to Europe. The first devices, which will launch in October, will be powered by the Dimensity 800 which is optimized for the mid-tier smartphone market, powering super-fast performance and leading energy efficiency for a premium experience at an affordable price point.
“In Europe, demand for 5G continues to grow yet choice in 5G smartphones and chipsets has been restricted, excluding a wide cross-section of consumers,” said Dr. Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit. “MediaTek is powering the next generation in mobile computing and the Dimensity 800 is bringing the benefits of 5G to a wider audience than ever before.”
The Dimensity 800 brings seamless 5G connectivity, advanced AI capabilities, energy efficiency and powerful camera and multimedia functionality in a single 7nm chipset. It incorporates a fully-integrated 2G through 5G modem supporting two-carrier 5G NR aggregation with MediaTek UltraSave technology to ensure a balance between super-fast connectivity and long-lasting power efficiency. It integrates four Arm Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.0GHz in an octa-core CPU, alongside an Arm Mali-G57 GPU and MediaTek’s AI Processing Unit 3.0 (APU) for a premium performance whatever the application.
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In 2020, 5G has seen significant growth across Europe with all EU member states and the UK scheduled to have deployed commercial 5G services by end of year . In fact, GSMA predicts that 34% of all mobile connections in Europe will be 5G by 2025 . This is being driven by a demand for greater access to ultra-fast network speeds that will support experiences enhanced by 5G such as VR/AR and HD streaming of games and video.
The Dimensity series will continue to power smartphones from MediaTek partners to cover a range of price-points and bring high-quality 5G experiences to a wider audience than ever before. MediaTek technologies are integrated into products across the 5G ecosystem including smartphones, computing, connectivity for routers and other smart devices.