MediaTek announces Dimensity 720 SoC for mid-range 5G smartphones

MediaTek has presented the Dimensity 720, a 7nm-soc with 5g modem aimed at midrange smartphones. The SOC is similar to the previously announced Dimensity 820, but the 720 has two fast CPU cores in it.

MediaTek 5G Chipset

The MediaTek Dimensity 720-soc gets two Cortex-A76 cores with a maximum clock speed of 2GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores with the same maximum clock speed. The Dimensity 820-soc, announced in May, has four Cortex-A76 cores, which operate at a maximum of 2.6GHz. Both socs have the Mali-G57 GPU, in the case of the Dimensity 720 it is the MC3 variant with three cores. With the more expensive soc, that is five cores. 

Smartphones with the MediaTek Dimensity 720-soc can have a resolution of up to 2520×1080 pixels at a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. The soc can handle up to 12GB of LPDDR4x memory at a speed of 2133MHz. For storage, the Dimensity uses 720 ufs 2.2. Furthermore, there is support for a maximum of one 64-megapixel camera, or a combination of two cameras with a maximum of 20 and 16-megapixel sensors. Video recording and playback goes at up to 4k at 30fps.

The new SOC has a built-in modem that is compatible with 5G frequencies up to 6GHz. There is no support for mmWave frequencies. The Dimensity 720 does support functions like carrier aggregation and dynamic spectrum sharing. Finally, the SOC has support for WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1. MediaTek has not said when phones with the Dimensity 720-soc will appear.