Dimensity 820

Mediatek has been in the news recently with its new recently announced Dimensity 1000 processor, and today the chipmaker has fleshed out its portfolio with the Dimensity 820, a processor that aims to make 5G connectivity more accessible while offering premium features. The new chip brings support for displays with 120Hz refresh rates, dedicated camera processing unit, and MediaTek’s Imagiq 5.0 that supports up quad-camera setups and up to 80MP sensors.

MediaTek’s octa-core processor is built on the 7nm FinFET process and has 4 high-performance Cortex A76 cores @2.6GHz along with 4 low-power Cortex A55 cores @ 2GHz and a 5x Arm Mali-G57 Graphic Processing Unit (GPU). More interesting are the built-in features of the Dimensity 820 that include the following:

  • Dedicated APU 3.0 (AI Processing Unit): MediaTek APU 3.0 provides more powerful AI-camera capabilities so users can capture stunning images and videos at the same time, without any quality loss.
  • HyperEngine 2.0 gaming technologies: MediaTek’s HyperEngine 2.0 provides whole smartphone enhancements for gaming. Combined with the chipset’s premium five-core GPU it delivers a superb gaming experience with optimizations that reduce network latency for smoother gameplay, support faster response times, and enhance display quality. HyperEngine 2.0 also intelligently adjusts the CPU, GPU, and memory resources to optimize power and performance.
  • MediaTek’s Imagiq 5.0: The flagship-class, HDR-native image signal processor (ISP) supports up to four concurrent cameras and up to 80MP sensors, giving brands more design flexibility.
  • Multi-frame 4K Video HDR: Easily to record stunning 4K HDR video even in bright and dark environments. The chip automatically captures frames at different exposures and intelligently fuses them into a single video stream, all in real-time.
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We should see the Dimensity 820 powering upper-mid-range handsets with features such as 120Hz displays, quad-camera setups, dual-SIM support, and 5G connectivity (sub-6GHz). Basically, this is MediaTek’s direct competitor to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G that has become the go-to chip for many brands in 2020. The next few months should see a slew of Dimensity 820-powered smartphones announced, so keep it locked to TalkAndroid.

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