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New MediaTek processor aims to make 5G more affordable in mid-range smartphones

MediaTek is preparing to launch a new 5G chip, but this time focused on making equipment, based on the fifth mobile generation, more accessible. The new Dimensity 820 processor is a slightly lighter version of the Dimensity 1000, equivalent to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765, also intended for mid-range devices.

But more than reducing the processing potential to be more economical, the manufacturer has introduced some modifications that allow it to be even more effective. One of the innovations, which the company says as essential from now on, is what it calls Carrier Aggreation (CA), that is, an optimization functionality integrated in SoC by the telecommunications operator itself.

a kind of performance customization guaranteed by the operators, which, in the words of MediaTek, allow an additional 30% coverage of the 5G network. By managing 5G connections over a coverage layer, users are able to get about 30% more coverage than without CA, he says on his website. This is because it is the operators themselves who know how to better manage the efficiency of using the 5G capacity. In practice it results in more consistent connections with greater reach.

The processor supports Dual SIM 5G and VoNR (Voice over new radio) and in the technical field is based on four Arm Cortex-A76 cores at 2.6 Ghz, four Cortex-A55 cores at 2.0 Ghz and five Arm Mali- GPU cores. G57. It also supports facial recognition processing using MediaTek's artificial intelligence APU 3.0 technology. Equipment using the Dimensity 820 is also able to record 4K HDR video, supports 120 Hz screens and cameras up to 80 MP.

There is no release date for this new chip, but it can be adopted by models to be launched soon from Xiaomi, Oppo and Motorola.