MediaTek Dimensity 800U Processor Supports Dual 5G SIM Technology

Mediatek already has several 5G SoC’s from the mid-range Dimensity 720 to the premium Dimensity 1000+ 5G mobile SoC, with so far only Dimensity 820 and Dimensity 1000+ supporting dual 5G SIM technology.

MediaTek Dimensity 800 processor has just gotten a new variant with Dimensity 800U getting all the same features plus 5G+5G Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) technology, as well as support for dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR), and 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA).

Dimensity 800U Dual 5G SIM

Dimensity 800U specifications:

  • Octa-core Processor – 2x Arm Cortex-A76 @ Up to 2.4GHz, 6x Arm Cortex-A55 @ Up to 2GHz
  • GPU – Arm Mali-G57 MC3
  • AI Accelerator – “Yes”
  • Memory – Up to 12GB LPDDR4x @ 2133MHz
  • Storage I/F – UFS 2.2
  • Display I/F – Up to 2520×1080 @ 120 Hz
  • Camera
    • ISP – 20MP+16MP dual camera, or 64MP single camera
    • Max Video Capture Resolution – 3840 x 2160
    • Features – HDR-ISP, Multi-Frame NR, 3D Noise Reduction, Depth Engine, Warping Engine, AI-FD
  • Video
    • Encoding – H.264, H.265 / HEVC up to 4K @ 30FPS
    • Playback – H.264, H.265 / HEVC, VP9 up to 4K @ 30FPS
  • Connectivity
    • Cellular Technologies
      • 5G FDD / TDD with 2.3 Gbps peak download speed
      • 4G FDD / TDD with Carrier Aggregation (CA)
      • 3G CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), TD-SCDMA, WCDMA
      • 2G EDGE, GSM
      • Specific Functions – SA & NSA modes; SA Option 2, NSA Option3 / 3a / 3x, NR TDD Band, NR FDD Band, DSS, NR DL 2CC, 100 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO, 256QAM, NR UL 2CC, 2×2 MIMO, 256QAM, 5G Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS), VoNR / EPS fallback, MediaTek 5G UltraSave technology
    • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 with 1T1R or 2T2R antenna configuration
    • Bluetooth 5.1
    • GNSS – GPS / QZSS L1+ L5 / Galileo E1 + E5a / BeiDou B1C + B2a / NAVIC
  • Process – 7nm

The company did not provide availability information, instead simply saying “Dimensity 800U will help drive mass-market 5G smartphones and give users extraordinary 5G experiences”. You may find additional details on the product page.

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itchy n scratchy
itchy n scratchy
8 months ago

Does anyone have any experience with any recent mtk based phone? Is there any manufacturer who is pushing updates for a reasonable amount of time?

So far the mtk phones were worst when it comes to updates ( even if I’m only talking about security updates, not android bumps).

My most recent mtk is at march 2017, that’s not even a year from announcement of this model…

PhilS
PhilS
8 months ago

Mediatek are finally going to rattle the Snapdragon cage in a big way. Looking at how the difference between the Dimensity 1000+ and Snapdragon 855 is not as great as you might imagine but with equivalent phones being around half the price for the price for the Dimensity and you can potentially see the jump in device performances at a cheap price. Amazon seem to use MTK SOC’s in it’s tablets and fire devices, so I suspect that they might be early to market with Dimensity based replacements outside of China. Whether we may get to see SBC’s and TV… Read more »

itchy n scratchy
itchy n scratchy
8 months ago

I would love to see this happen, as long as the update policy of mtk phones approach flagship qcom level or even surpass them, as a secondary selling point besides price.

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