Friday, February 3

MediaTek’s Dimensity 8200 Elevates Cheap Phones | Digital Trends Spanish


MediaTek is adding a new sub-flagship mobile processor to its lineup, and this one comes with some “core” updates. say hello to dimension 8200which succeeds the Dimensity 8100 system-on-chip (SoC), and will soon appear inside a slew of smartphones made by Chinese brands. It will go against the likes of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC.

MediaTek’s latest offering wades right into flagship territory by opting for TSMC’s 4nm process. Apple also had its mighty A16 Bionic (which powers the iPhone 14 Pro) made with the same 4 nm technology. For comparison, the MediaTek 8100 is based on TSMC’s 5nm process.

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The other key change is in the core architecture. The Dimensity 8100 offered a dual-cluster design that included four Cortex-A78 cores and an equal number of Cortex-A55 cores. The Dimensity 8200 is adopting a tri-cluster design, just like the top-tier Dimensity 9200 mobile processor and Qualcomm flagships.

You get a single Cortex-A78 core whizzing at 3.1GHz along with three slightly slower Cortex-A78 cores running at 3.0GHz. For less demanding tasks, there are four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The GPU remains unchanged, but MediaTek is adding some extra grunt to the ARM Mali-G610 graphics engine by pairing it with next-generation HyperEngine 6.0 optimization tools.

MediaTek has also armed the Dimensity 8200 with the new Imagiq 785 chip to drive its camera capabilities, which enables 4K HDR video capture. The previous generation Imagiq 780 ISP only supported 200-megapixel image capture, but its successor can go up to 320 million pixels of image data.

MediaTek 8200 mobile processor render.
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The company also claims “exceptionally fast AI noise reduction” to deliver more detailed photos. MediaTek’s fresh silicon can drive Full HD+ panels with a refresh rate of up to 180Hz, which is a slight improvement over the 168Hz figures touted by the Dimensity 8100. Support for 4K AV1 video decoding is also part of the package. .

The wireless connectivity suite includes Wi-Fi 6E, 5G, and Bluetooth 5.3, competing with in-house hybrid coexistence technologies to reduce latency and increase raw speeds. The first Dimensity 8200-powered smartphones will arrive in December, but it’s unlikely any of them will make it to the US market.

The only hope is OnePlus and Motorola. OnePlus has finally gotten used to using MediaTek processors in its budget-focused Nord series phones, much like Motorola has with some of its US phones.

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