What you need to know
- MediaTek today announced the Dimensity 800U.
- This chip is built to bring 5G to more affordable devices.
- It supports 5G technologies like dual SIM dual standby, theoretically useful in places where dual sim use is common.
MediaTek continues to release 5G enabled chips for lower-priced phones. This time, it has announced the Dimensity 800U, another chip aimed at powering more affordable high-performing phones. It's another model for the Dimensity 800-series, following up the 820 announced earlier this year.
Dr. Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager of MediaTek's Wireless Communications Business Unit said:
So let's break down what MediaTek's offering with this chip. On the more traditional, spec sheet part, phones with this will be able to support up to 120Hz FHD+ displays, they'll be able to play HDR10+ content, and they'll be able to support up to 64MP cameras with a quad-camera set up.
Connectivity-wise, the Dimensity 800 will come with support for sub-6Ghz standalone and son-standalone networks, support for 5G+5G dual sim dual standby, and dual Voice over New Radio support. Writing for Android Central about the differences between sub-6gz 5G and mmWave, Samuel Contreras said:
Once again, as with the other MediaTek Dimensity 800-series chips, this one is meant to hit phones priced more affordably than flagships. While some of the technology being highlighted seems of dubious usefulness to the end-user at this stage, (Android Authority's take on dual SIM 5G phones is a useful read here), progress is still progress. The more phones have 5G, the more 5G can become the new LTE.
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