Taiwanese semiconductor company Mediatek has announced Dimensity 8000 Series at MWC 2022. The company has already become the largest supplier of smartphone SoCs to the US. And with this SoC, the company expects to drive its success further across the globe.
The latest 5G System-on-a-chip (SoC) consists of Dimensity 8000 and Dimensity 8100. Unlike its elder sibling Dimensity 9000 which came with a 4nm process, the 8000 Series are built using a 5nm process. However, its octa-core SoCs pack enough punch to fit into a flagship status.
Talking about those octa-cores, they consist of Arm’s 4 rock-solid performance-oriented Cortex-A78. It enables a maximum speed of 2.75 GHz for the 8000 SoC. Likewise, its senior chipset 8100 maxes out at 2.85 GHz. The remaining 4 cores are optimized for battery performance to allow devices to retain more even under heavy strenuous load.
Meanwhile, in the graphics department, the 8000 Series has a Mali-G610 integrated GPU. And if it needed more proof, it supports LPDDR5 RAM to deliver a convincing performance like any expensive flagship chipset.
Dimensity 8000 Series for a decent gaming performance
Coming with a commendable clock speed, and a decent GPU, Mediatek understandably touts it for gaming. The company claims it can offer smooth graphics for high-end games. According to it, the 8100 can deliver 170fps and 8000 140fps. However, the company has not elaborated further on this aspect. But it goes without saying that the Series is versatile enough for gaming, to other high-end businesses.
The chipsets are also optimized for less energy consumption. The technology called ‘HyperEngine’ improves battery efficiency for the device it is powering. These lead to a conjecture that Dimensity 8000 Series will be good enough to support high-end gaming. But in the lack of enough details, no more has come out on this segment yet.
200 MP shooter, 4K recording
Optics is another flex for smartphones these days, a marker of a leap in innovation. And the Dimensity 8000 Series does pack the specs. both the chips support up to 200 MP shooters. What is more astounding though is the five gigapixel-per-second (ISP) that enables high-quality HDR shots quickly.
To the video recording, no surprise Dimensity 8000 and 8100 can shoot extra detail-rich 4K videos at 60fps. That is at the highest setting possible at the moment. Besides, there are more common AI and noise-cancellation features for the photogenic.
It is not the most premium SoC though and won’t stand up to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. MediaTek Dimensity 8000 Series is a toned-down subordinate that will rather compete with Snapdragon 888 and fit for slightly cheaper 5G devices.
MediaTek SoCs are finally evolving after a long struggle to keep pace with others. However, the roads are still full of bumps for it. But the latest success with its products and business will motivate the Taiwanese company.
MediaTek 8000 Key Specifications
|Specification||Dimensity 8000||Dimensity 8100|
|CPU||4x Arm Cortex-A78 @ up to 2.75GHz4x Arm Cortex-A55 @ up to 2.0GHz||4x Arm Cortex-A78 @ up to 2.85GHz4x Arm Cortex-A55 @ up to 2.0GHz|
|GPU||Arm Mali-G610 MC6||Arm Mali-G610 MC6|
|Display||Maximum On-Device Display support: FHD+ @168Hz||Maximum On-Device Display support: FHD+ @ 168Hz / WQHD+ @ 120Hz|
|AI||5th Gen APU 580||5th Gen APU 580|
|Memory||LPDDR5Max frequency: 6400Mbps||LPDDR5Max frequency: 6400Mbps|
|ISP||Imagiq 780 ISPSimultaneous dual-camera HDR video recordingMax camera sensor supported: 200MPMax video capture resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)Camera features: 5Gbps 14-bit HDR-ISPs/Video HDR/Video Bokeh/Video EIS/AI-Shutter/AI-AE/AI-AF/AI-AWB/AI-NR HDR/AI-HDR/AI-FD||Imagiq 780 ISPSimultaneous dual camera HDR video recordingMax camera sensor supported: 200MPMax video capture resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)Camera features: 5Gbps 14-bit HDR-ISPs/Video HDR/Video Bokeh/Video EIS/AI-Shutter/AI-AE/AI-AF/AI-AWB/AI-NR HDR/AI-HDR/AI-FD|
|Modem||3GPP Release-16 5G modem5G/4G Dual SIM Dual Standby, SA & NSA modes; SA Option2, NSA Option3 / 3a / 3x, NR TDD and FDD bands, DSS, NR DL 2CC, 200MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO, 256QAM NR UL 2CC, R16 UL Enhancement, 2×2 MIMO, 256QAM VoNR / EPS fallbackPeak downlink: 4.7Gbps2CC Carrier Aggregation (200MHz)MediaTek 5G UltraSave 2.0||3GPP Release-16 5G modem5G/4G Dual SIM Dual Standby, SA & NSA modes; SA Option2, NSA Option3 / 3a / 3x, NR TDD and FDD bands, DSS, NR DL 2CC, 200MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO, 256QAM NR UL 2CC, R16 UL Enhancement, 2×2 MIMO, 256QAM VoNR / EPS fallbackPeak downlink: 4.7Gbps2CC Carrier Aggregation (200MHz)MediaTek 5G UltraSave 2.0|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.3Bluetooth LE Audio technology with Dual-Link True Wireless Stereo AudioWi-Fi 6E 2×2 (BW80)Beidou III-B1C signal support||Bluetooth 5.3Bluetooth LE Audio technology with Dual-Link True Wireless Stereo AudioWi-Fi 6E 2×2 (BW80)Beidou III-B1C signal support|
|Manufacturing process||TSMC N5 (5nm-class) production process||TSMC N5 (5nm-class) production process|
Dimensity 8000 Series will power mid-range to premium handsets. The company believes the device with the 8000 SoC could arrive as early as in the next few weeks. And again, it won’t be exclusive to China rather will be used globally by various smartphone OEMs.
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