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Supply: MediaTek


MediaTek is as soon as once more out with a brand new cellular chipset — this one is meant to hit that candy spot between the mid-range and premium value zones some Wall Avenue stiffs name “Premium B.” The Dimensity 8200 follows within the steps of the Dimensity 9200 launched final month, however its bloodline clearly comes from the Dimensity 8000 and 8100 twin releases from again in March. For lack of a greater time period, you would name the 8200 an influence play.

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CPU

1x Arm Cortex A78 @ 3.1GHz + 3x A78 @ 3GHz + 4x A55 @ 2GHz w/ 4MB L3 Cache

GPU

Arm Mali-G610 MC6

AI

MediaTek APU 580

digicam

Imagiq 785 (320MP single digicam, 14-bit HDR, assist for triple cameras, dual-exposure HDR video)

connectivity

Wi-Fi 6E 2×2, Bluetooth 5.3, 3GPP R16 Modem (3CA 200MHz, sub-6GHz 5G)

reminiscence

LPDDR5 quad-channel, UFS 3.1

show

MiraVision 785 (180Hz @ 1080p+, 120Hz @ 1440p, 4K60 video seize, 4K AV1 decode)

Node

TSMC N4 (4nm)

On enhancements, high billing goes to the Dimensity 8200’s transfer from TSMC’s 5nm die right down to 4nm, bringing in additional transistors and lots of additional efficiency. The blueprint, although, hasn’t modified an excessive amount of from the 8000 or 8100 with the identical Cortex A78 and A55 designs from Arm in place. That mentioned, those self same eight cores at the moment are break up into not two, however three clusters: a single A78 working at 3.1GHz with three others topping out at 3GHz, tailed by the A55s at 2GHz.

Different additions embody Bluetooth LE Audio and wi-fi stereo synchronous playback, a bump up from 2CC to 3CC aggregation, and boosts to the visible facilities with assist for HDR video seize utilizing a number of exposures from completely different cameras plus a Vulkan SDK touted to make mild work of ray tracing

The corporate did not give a selected competitor analog prefer it did for the Dimensity 8000 and 8100 — the press stack we got was pretty quick and left little room to learn between the strains.

Premium B telephones appear to matter essentially the most in sure areas like India the place whereas there’s much less disposable revenue than within the high markets, there’s additionally extra striation general. There’s loads of technique and betting in the case of the interaction of releasing Premium B merchandise alongside others within the value rungs above and beneath them, however the basic hope for them is to gather margins that may have in any other case been misplaced if a buyer determined towards a flagship and would have been eager on a mid-ranger from the identical model. That makes OEMs particularly delicate to invoice of products on this slender class.

MediaTek appears to suppose it is received a great factor going to seize lots of this house, not less than higher than what Qualcomm has carried out.