MediaTek unveils Dimensity 700 and two new Chromebook chipsets

Dimensity 700 is an affordable chipset for smartphones that aims to bring 5G to a wider audience

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At this year’s Executive Virtual Summit, MediaTek announced a handful of new chipsets including two new chipsets for next-generation Chromebooks and its new cost-effective 5G chipset, the Dinmesity 700.

MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 aims to bring the 5G experience to the “mass-market.” The 7nm SoC uses two Arm Cortex A76 in its octa-core CPU and is capable of up to 2.2 GHz. It features 5G carrier aggregation and 5G dual SIM standby.

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As for features, the Dimensity 700 will offer 90Hz display capabilities, up to 64-megapixel cameras with Night Shot enhancements, multiple voice assistant support, and MediaTek 5G ultra save for improved battery life.

Unveiled alongside the Dimensity 700 are the MT8192 and MT8195. Created for the next generation of Chromebooks, these new chipsets aim to deliver longer battery life, AI-powered applications, and improved overall experience for both premium and mainstream models.

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The 7nm MT8192 aims to power devices for more casual users. The octa-core CPU integrates four Arm Cortex-A76 and Arm Cortex A55 and is matched with an Arm Mali-G57 GPU. The combination is designed to deliver great visuals with support for up to 60Hz wide quad high definition displays. It’s also capable of supporting 120Hz displays but only for FullHD+ displays.

For more premium devices, MediaTek offers the 6nm MT8195 octa-core CPU with four Arm Cortex-A78 and for Arm Cortex-A55 that boasts of high performance and power efficiency. It carries a five-core Arm-Mali G57 for its GPU with quad-channel 2133Mhz LPDD34X for memory.

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For a more immersive entertainment experience, the chipset supports Dolby Vision, 7.1 surround sound audio, and a Codec AV1 hardware video accelerator. While this is exclusive to the MT8195, both chipsets support 4K HDR video decoding that allows for excellent video quality without battery compromise.

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It’s expected that Chromebooks powered by the MT1892 will be available sometime in the second quarter of 2021, while MT1895 will be available at a later date.