MediaTek Dimensity 800U-Powered Phones to Launch in India Early Next Month

realme 7 5G with Dimensity 800U launched

While many consider 5G to be an overhyped gimmick, the phone and chipmakers are moving fast to adopt this technology. We have already seen a number of 5G-enabled smartphones launch in India. But, they are only powered by Snapdragon chipsets. An obvious question that has been on everyone’s mind is – when will we get MediaTek’s Dimensity chipset-powered smartphones in India? It seems like the chipmaker has listened to the feedback and is bringing Dimensity 800U-powered phones to India.

Dimensity 800U 5G Phones Launching in India

During a panel discussion on the second day of India Mobile Congress 2020, MediaTek announced that Dimensity 800U-powered smartphones will launch in India as early as January 2021. Yeah, you read that right. You can expect affordable Dimensity 800U-powered smartphones to debut next month itself.

The chipmaker further adds that it “will collaborate with popular smartphone brands to launch the 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800U-powered smartphones in India.” It will help deliver premium experiences on mid-tier 5G smartphones.

Realme will most likely be one of its early OEM partners. You can expect the recently launched Realme 7 5G to be one of the first MediaTek-powered 5G phones to arrive in India. Other 5G smartphones that may launch in India are Realme Q2, Realme Q2 Pro, and Redmi Note 9 5G.

Dimensity 800U Specifications

MediaTek Dimensity 800U was announced as a younger sibling to the Dimensity 800 back in August earlier this year. To recap its specifications, it is an octa-core chipset based on the 7nm TSMC FinFET fabrication process.

The chipset includes two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked up to 2.4GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked up to 2.0GHz. There’s an ARM Mali-G57 MC3 GPU, an integrated 5G modem, and an independent AI processing unit (APU) on board as well.

Smartphones powered by the Dimensity 800U can support up to 120Hz Full-HD+ resolution displays. You will find up to a single 64MP sensor, 4K video recording, and HDR10+ playback support. The chipset also supports dual-mode 5G, up to 12GB of 2133MHz LPDDR4x RAM, and UFS 2.2-type storage.

The Dimensity 800U now joins the Dimensity 1000+ as MediaTek’s premier chipsets that will power affordable 5G smartphones in India.

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  • Aarav Agarwal says:

    Something to look forward to the first month of 2021. MediaTek Dimensity 800U will be the best thing in the new year. Exceptional performance and decently priced too. Mediatek has done an awesome job with the series.

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