MediaTek today announced Dimensity 920 and Dimensity 810 chipsets expanding its already bloated portfolio of mid-range smartphone chips. The new chipsets feature minor improvements over the last year’s Dimensity 900 and Dimensity 800.
MediaTek Dimensity 920
MediaTek Dimensity 920 is built using the 6nm high-performance manufacturing node. It features a 9% boost in gaming performance as compared to its older sibling, the Dimensity 900. The Dimensity 920 is an octa-core chipset with 2 ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at up to 2.5GHz and 6 ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2GHz. The GPU used is in the chipset is the Mali-G68 which comes with four cores.
On top of improved CPU and GPU performance, the Dimensity 920 features UFS 3.1 storage and support for LPDDR5 memory. The Image Signal Processor (ISP) used in this chipset supports 4K HDR video encoding, quad-camera concurrency, and up to 108MP image capture with zero shutter lag.
Other key features of Dimensity 920 include support for dual 5G SIM, dual VoNR, MediaTek 5G UltraSave power efficiency suite, 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, Bluetooth 5.2, and multi-GNSS. There’s also support for what MediaTek calls “Smart Adaptive Displays.” This feature allows for the adjustment of the display refresh rate based on game or UI activity displayed on the screen.
MediaTek Dimensity 810
The second 6nm chipset along with Dimensity 920 MediaTek announced today is the Dimensity 810. It is a mediocre improvement over the last year’s Dimensity 800, featuring 4x ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at up to 2.4GHz and 4x ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2GHz. This chipset supports LPDDR4X memory and UFS 2.2 storage.
Interestingly, this chipset also supports dual-SIM 5G connectivity and VoNR, though losses out on WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. The Dimensity 810 comes with Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1 instead. Just like Dimensity 800, the Dimensity 810 supports displays with up to 120Hz refresh rate and a maximum resolution of 2520 x 1080 pixels.
MediaTek says that we’ll see devices utilizing both chipsets by Q3 2021.
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MediaTek has announced a pair of new chipsets, the Helio G96 and the Helio G88. The new SoCs come with a number of improvements and also support some of the latest technologies, such as a 120Hz display and higher megapixel camera sensors for smartphones. These are less powerful than the recently announced MediaTek 1100 and 1200 chipsets, that we’ve covered earlier.
“With the launch of the Helio G96 and Helio G88, MediaTek advances its position as the leading mobile chip innovator, delivering new SoCs to boost display and photography experiences for the mainstream market,” said CH Chen.
The Helio G96 features a Cortex-A76 that is clocked at 2.05 GHz and has six A55 cores, which is the same as the Helio G95. When it gets to GPU power, it comes with a Mali-G57 MC2 which is a downgrade from the G76 MC4 that was in the previous chip.
The new MediaTek Helio G96 includes support for 120Hz FullHD+ displays (both LCD and OLEDs), a supersized 108MP main camera sensors that support video capture up to 4K @ 30fps. Additionally, it also supports Fast 4G LTE with dual 4G Sim and high-end 4G smartphone performance, as well as MediaTek’s HyperEngine 2.0 Lite game technology.
The Helio G88 is far more familiar since it has a lot in common with its predecessor. It has a Cortex-A75 clocked at 2.0 GHz with six A55 cores. The Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, memory, storage, and LTE modems are the same as the previous generation.
The Helio G88 supports high-resolution 64MP main camera sensors, fast 90Hz high refresh rate displays up to 1080p+ resolution (which is better than the G85’s 90Hz 720p+ support), Dual 4G VoLTE, MediaTek’s HyperEngine 2.0 Lite generation technologies, and Integrated Voice Wakeup.
What are your thoughts about the new MediaTek Helio G96 and G88 chipsets? Would you buy new smartphones equipped with them? Let us know in the comments below!
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