Flagship-like performance at modest price points!
The Dimensity series is only recent from MediaTek but has been renowned lately for its 5G capabilities, performance benchmarks, and efficient price. The series could power up even budget smartphones and their performance would be similar to more expensive smartphones, at a discount. The Dimensity 7200 continues that trend. It is a response to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, and like that chipset, the Dimensity 7200 brings a 4nm power-efficient process for midrangers. The same 2nd-gen TSMC process used on the MediaTek Dimensity 9200.
This chipset features an octa-core CPU comprising of a 2+6 division (2x 2.8GHz Cortex-A715 performance cores and 6x Cortex-A510 efficiency cores) alongside an ARM Mali-G610 MC4 GPU. According to MediaTek, its performance is slightly better than the competing Snapdragon chip in terms of benchmarks. The GPU could support high frame rates. In MediaTek’s own tests, it could achieve up to 120fps gameplay through Manhattan GFX
Speaking of performance, the chipset’s built-in engine, the MediaTek HyperEngine 5.0 uses AI-based Variable Rate Shading (VRS) to study your phone’s behaviour. This allows the chipset to properly manage performance, including saving power and better CPU and GPU optimization. It supports LPDDR5 RAM of up to 6400Mbps and UFS 3.1 storage.
“The MediaTek Dimensity 7000 series will be vital for mobile gamers and photography enthusiasts who are looking for an affordable way to squeeze the most battery life out of their phones without skimping on performance,” said CH Chen, Deputy General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit.
In terms of display, the chipset can support up to 144Hz FullHD+ screens. It can support higher resolution displays but at lower refresh rates. It also supports HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and AI-based SDR-to-HDR video playback.
In cameras, its built-in Imagiq 765 and 14-bit ISP allows the chipset to support smartphone cameras with resolutions up to 200MP. In addition, the chipset is capable of capturing 4K HDR video and dual video capture capped at 1080p. Its low light performance is determined by a motion-compensated noise reduction.
It supports Bluetooth 5.3, the latest version of Bluetooth which has lower latency rates and better power efficiency, as well as Wi-Fi 6/6E, and a “more reliable 2×2 antenna”. It also supports a sub-6GHz 5G connectivity with theoretical down speeds of 4.7Gbps. It also allows for dual 5G SIM with VoNR.
Expect the chipset to be available on Q1 2023 on your expected Chinese smartphone brand. We’ve heard Realme and Xiaomi are interested.