MediaTek announces the Dimensity 800U with 5G+5G dual SIM support

MediaTek announced the Dimensity 800U today, its latest 5G chipset. Like all of the company's Dimensity chipsets, it supports sub6 5G connectivity, but this one comes with a few more perks.

For example, it supports 5G+5G dual SIM dual standby (DSDS), and dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR). It also has support for 5G two-carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA), which should get you faster speeds.

"MediaTek has always focused on enhancing the user experience with our leading semiconductor technology, whether consumers are streaming, gaming or taking photos," said Dr. Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit. "MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U brings cutting-edge, next-gen technology to the Dimensity SoC series, bringing MediaTek’s advanced 5G, imaging and multimedia technologies to high-performance 5G smartphones that deliver incredible 5G experiences."

As for the rest of the chipset, it supports things like 120Hz FHD+ displays, which makes for a smoother experience when doing, well, anything. That screen can also now support the HDR10+ standard, and MediaTek says it will look even better with its MiraVision PQ engine. In the camera department, devices with a Dimensity 800U will be able to have up to 64MP sensors with quad-lens configurations.

The octa-core chipset comes in with 2.4GHz clock speeds in the big cores, promising to be 11% faster than the Dimensity 700 series with a 28% faster GPU. MediaTek didn't say when the new chipset will arrive, but it will likely show up in devices later this year.

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