MediaTek has announced its 5G enabled chipset for the mid-tier smartphones Dimensity 720. It is the first SoC from the Dimensity 700 series made for popularizing the 5G in mass markets.

The Dimensity 720 is one most power efficient SoC in its class using 7nm node size with octa core CPU consists of 2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores, 6 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores with Mali-G57 MC3 GPU for managing graphics. It also supports up to 12GB LPDDR4X RAM up to 2133Mhz frequency and UFS 2.2 storage for faster read/write speed.

MediaTek Dimensity 720 is aiming to bring 5G connectivity speed in affordable devices

The 720 will directly compete against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 690 chipset which was recently announced. Both the chipsets are targeting the lower mid-range segment. The Snapdragon 690 comes with 2 x Cortex-A77 cores which delivers slightly better peformance over the Cortex-A76 inside the 720. However, MediaTek has clocked its cluster at 2Ghz.

MediaTek’s mid-range SoC also boasts with support to 90Hz refresh rate displays, HDR10+ support, Bluetooth 5.1, advanced APU for machine learning, 64MP cameras or 20MP+16MP dual camеra configurations which is capable to capture videos upto 4K resolution videos. Unfortunately it does not support the WiFi-6 technology.

On the 5G front, the 720 has the capability to support sub-6Ghz networks and with it’s built with MediaTek 5G UltraSave technology which uses both network and content awareness intelligence to manage the modem’s operating mode in real-time to extend battery life.

The chipset also supports the latest connectivity technologies including two carrier aggregation (2CC CA), Voice over New Radio (VoNR) and 5G and 4G dual SIM, dual standby (DSDS) to provide users with the best possible connectivity.

The Dimensity 720 powered smartphones are expected to hit the market in Q3, 2020. As the Dimensity 820, is priced for the devices under $250, we hope the 720 will make way to the devices further below to that price point.