Mediatek launches mid-range Dimensity 720 chipset with enhanced 5G functionality and power saving

MediaTek has announced its new affordable mid-range 5G chipset; Dimensity 720. It’s designed to offer a premium experience with ‘extreme energy efficiency’.

MediaTek’s latest 5G SoC joins the existing high-end Dimensity 1000 chipset for flagship 5G smartphones, as well as the 700 and 800 series for more accessible mid-range devices.

The Dimensity 720, is part of MediaTek’s 5G chipset family that includes a range of chipsets from Dimensity 1000 for flagship 5G smartphones to the Dimensity 800 and 820 series.

“The Dimensity 720 sets a new standard, delivering feature-packed 5G experiences and technology to devices that are more accessible to mass market consumers,

“This chip is highly power-efficient, has impressive performance and advanced display and imaging technologies. All of that combined will help brands usher in differentiated 5G devices for consumers around the globe.”

Dr. Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager, Wireless Communications Business Unit, MediaTek

The 7nm Dimensity 720 chip is integrated with the most power-efficient 5G modem in its class, using UltraSave technology (using both network and content aware intelligence) to manage the operating of the modem in real-time, extending battery life.

Other features include support for 90Hz refresh rates for smooth gaming and streaming, HDR10+ video playback (with dynamic range remapping), and flexible support for cameras up to 64-megapixels, or 20+16-megapixel dual cameras for video at 30 frames-per-second, along with AI camera enhancements powered by MediaTek’s integrated AI processing unit (APU).

To save power for people using voice assistants, the Dimensity 720 SoC also has an Integrated Voice Wakeup (VoW) feature that reduces power consumption of always-on assistants, as well as dual-microphone noise suppression to improve their ability to hear commands in noisy environments.

For performance, the chipset has two ARM Cortex A76 big cores running at 2GHz in the octa-core CPU, improving the responsiveness of applications. There’s also an ARM MALI G57 class GPU, fast LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 support for fast read/write storage speeds.

On the 5G connectivity side, the chipset supports Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G, two carrier aggregation (2CC CA), Voice over New Radio (VoNR) and 5G and 4G dual-sim capability with dual standby (DSDS).

The chip is designed to offer Sub-6(GHz) 5G access in selected markets, which includes Europe and the UK.

I have reached out to MediaTek to ask what devices are set to use this chipset and will update this article as soon as I find out.

More information: MediaTek 5G

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