MediaTek doesn’t stop any longer: two more chips for the mid-range

MediaTek further enhances its range of chips by introducing two mid-range chips: they are Dimensity 920 and 810, here are the most relevant features

With the officialization of two more mid-range chips, Dimensity 920 and Dimensity 810, the process of expansion and improvement of the MediaTek range continues unabated, together with Samsung one of the most credible rivals to the domination of Qualcomm.

Hegemony, that of the American manufacturer, which is not so much on pure numbers, where in fact MediaTek dictates the law thanks to the domestic market, the Chinese one, but rather the spread of Dimensity chips and company outside the borders of "home", where the solutions of Qualcomm first and then Samsung remain quite more common. Continuing at this pace, however, MediaTek is well on its way to having the qualities of its products recognized even in Europe and America, markets where Qualcomm traditionally has the upper hand. The first step toward overturning the status quo may have occurred with OnePlus Nord 2, a more-than-recent smartphone for which significant sales numbers are plausible and which integrates the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI chip.

Common Features and Needs

The two new MediaTek Dimensity 920 and 810 both integrate a modem capable of hooking into 5G, the infrastructure of the present and future. And if this, in 2021, is no longer news, it is interesting to note that MediaTek has worked to increase performance on the one hand and reduce power consumption on the other.

It is a compromise pursued by all chip manufacturers, a topical subject that is unlikely to ever lose importance. Another aspect to which MediaTek aims is the cost containment: if the Chinese company wants to make war to Qualcomm and Samsung it can't avoid to keep in consideration the cost factor, so that companies looking for relatively cheap chips for their smartphones can prefer one of MediaTek to those of other manufacturers.

Dimensity 920, the most balanced

MediaTek Dimensity 920 between the two innovations is the most balanced one. The company claims that it is capable of "balancing performance, power and cost to deliver an incredible experience," but of course these statements will have to be verified once the first smartphones with this chip end up on the market.

The Dimensity 920 is made with a 6-nanometer manufacturing process, which should be reassuring for achieving the ideal compromise between performance and power consumption, has an image processor (the chip, to be clear, that beautifies photographs) capable of recording video in 4K resolution with HDR, and a graphics card that according to the manufacturer is 9% more powerful than the previous generation.

Dimensity 920 is an octa core chip with two performance cores and six low-power ones capable of touching 2.5 GHz maximum frequency. It can also support very fast RAM and ROM, with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 ROM, a display with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and a camera with up to 108 megapixels.

Dimensity 810, low cost but not too much

MediaTek Dimensity 810 is the cheapest of the two, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have some very respectable features. Same 6-nanometer manufacturing process, 2.4 GHz octa-core architecture, support for displays up to 120 Hz, relatively fast memories and cameras up to 64 MP.

The two new Dimensity chips, the company says, will arrive in the third quarter of 2021, that is potentially already starting in September.