MediaTek Inc. unveils the Dimensity 700 as its 7nm 5G chipset for mass-market smartphones, at its Executive Virtual Summit 2020 on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020. Along with the all-new Dimensity SoC, the company is getting ready to launch two other new chipset for Chromebooks – MT8195 and MT8192.
The launch is aimed at bringing in high-end, 5G supporting SoC for smartphones which would be based on 6nm process technology and would also include ARM Cortex-A78 cores.
MediaTek Dimensity 700
MediaTek Dimensity 700 along with six Cortex-A55 cores at 2.0GHz, the chipset comes with high-performance ARM Cortex-A76 cores at a maximum clock speed of 2.2GHz. The chipset can also be paired with up to 12GB of LPDDRx RAM at a frequency of 2,133MHz and UFS 2.2 two-lane storage, along with up to 1Gbps transfer speeds.
Slight inferior Mali-G57 MC2 GPU is included in the new the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, whereas the Dimensity 720 SoC has ARM Mali-G57 MC3 GPU that saves cost.
It also supports full-HD+ display with up to 90Hz refresh rate and is also capable of supporting 64-megapixel primary camera sensor and artificial intelligence camera enhancements like – AI bokeh and AI colour and beauty features.
To manage the operating mode of the 5G modem for enhancing the battery life, the chipset includes MediaTek 5G UltraSave. It also supports dual-5G SIM for allowing users to have two 5G networks on their smartphones. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Baidu DuerOS and others are some of the voice assistant services along with Voice over New Radio (VoNR) services.
Talking about its connectivity, it supports 5G modem which supports carrier aggregation to deliver up to 2.77Gbps download speed and seamless handover between two 5G connection areas.
The design of the new Dimensity 700 remains quite similar to the Dimensity 720. It has been decided that MediaTek Dimensity 700 is likely to come up in the first quarter of 2021. And the chipset is expected to power phones under $250 (Approx Rs 18,000).
MediaTek MT8192 and MediaTek MT8195
MediaTek MT8192 and MediaTek MT8195 are for Chromebooks. Speaking of the design specifically, MediaTek 7nm MT8192 is for mainstream Chromebook models and the 6nm MediaTek MT8195 is more towards premium versions.
The MediaTek MT8192 SoC is powered by octa-core CPU that includes four cores of ARM Cortex-A76 and four cores of ARM Cortex-A55. The CPU is coupled with a five-core ARM Mali-G57 GPU and supports LPDDR4x RAM up to 2,133MHz along with UFS 2.1 storage. The built-in APU 2.0 is also rated to deliver up to 2.4 tera operations per second (TOPS) performance.
Whereas the MediaTek MT8195 SoC includes four ARM Cortex-A78 cores along with four power-efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores. The chipset is paired with MediaTek’s APU 3.0 which is capable of delivering up to 4 TOPS performance. It also supports for LPDDR4x RAM at 2,133MHz. The chipset can support up to three displays at once and there are also features like Dolby Vision, a Codec AV1 video accelerator and 7.1 surround sound audio.
MediaTek MT8192 and MediaTek MT8195 come with AI Processing Unit, that supports a wide range of voice and vision with dedicated audio digital signal processor-based apps and the APU helps in processing voice ID recognition and voice control, speech to text, speech and image recognition, live translation, object recognition, background removal, noise reduction, image and video segmentation, gesture control, and Google AR Core-based enhancements.
MediaTek MT8192 and MediaTek MT8195 have HDR-ISP along with a hardware depth engine that supports 8MP, four-cell cameras. Not only that the chipsets can support a single 32-megapixel camera or dual 16-megapixel cameras.
As of now, there are no reports on when exactly these chipsets would launch, but it is being said that the Chromebook that features MT8192 SoC is likely to debut in the second quarter of the next year -2021 and MT8192 to debut at a much later date.