MediaTek Dimensity 7200: MediaTek is committed to bringing high performance to affordable smartphones. The MediaTek Dimensity 8200 5G chipset has been tested to be one of the best chipsets in a 2023 mid-range phone, but the company has more in store. MediaTek has announced the release of the Dimensity 7200 5G chipset which will feature in more affordable phones.
The MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset is not as powerful as the Dimensity 8200 but it sure brings some major improvements. It’s the first 4nm process chipset from MediaTek chipset that will be available in affordable mid-range phones. Below are the key specs of the Dimensity 7200 and important features you should note.
MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Specs
|Performance Cores||2x 2.8GHz Cortex-A15|
|Efficiency Cores||6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A510|
|Display Tech||MiraVision 765|
|ISP||Imagiq 765 Image|
|5G MODEM||MediaTek 3GPP Release-16|
Process Technology & Power Management
The MediaTek Dimensity 8700 5G chipset is built on the 2nd generation of TSMC’s 4nm process technology and thus is very power efficient. The chipset is equipped with 6 efficiency cores with a speed clocked at 2.00GHz.
It s important to note that from our experiences using smartphones, the cooling system used by a phone maker to cool down the chipset also improves phone efficiency. So, the power management and efficiency of this chipset will also rely on to some reasonable extent the level of cooling of the smartphone it powers.
Performance: CPU and GPU
The Dimensity 7200 chipset is an 8-core processing chipset (2 performance cores and 6 efficiency cores). It has two Arm-Cortex-A715 performance cores and six Arm-Cortex-A510 efficiency cores. The performance cores have a speed of 2.80GHz while the efficiency cores have a speed of 2.0GHz.
The chipset also features the ARM Mali-G610 MC4 GPU and which is paired with HyperEngine 5.0. HyperEngine 5.0 is MediaTeks gaming technology that helps process graphics and allows the GPU to work better. My experience using the iQOO Neo 7 SE confirms that the HyperEngine tech from MediaTek does a petty decent job.
Photography and Video: AI and ISP
MediaTek has equipped this chipset with decent AI and ISP engines. The MediaTek APU 650 AI engine improves the task efficiency of dedicated AI tasks and fusion processing. There are limits to what phone makers can do with the AI engine but it sure can do lots of processing and automation in any phone that is powered by this chipset.
The ISP (Image Signal Processing) in this chipset is the MediaTek Imagiq 765. This is a 14-bit HDR-ISP that can capture true-to-life HDR video using up to two cameras simultaneously. The ISP also supports Cinematic video bokeh from dual camera capture, supporting third-party algorithms for subject focus tracking.
The MediaTek Imagiq 765 ISP in the Dimensity 7200 supports, a 200MP primary camera sensor, 4K HDR video capture, Simultaneous dual video capture, Great low-light photos with Motion Compensated Noise Reduction, Powerful AI camera enhancements, and All-pixel autofocus.
The display technology in the MediaTek Dimesity 7200 chipset is the MiraVision 765. The MediaTek MiraVision 765 Display technology allows the display of a phone powered by this chipset to adjust to the display refresh rate according to the game frame rate detected.
The display supports Up to Full HD+ resolution, MediaTek AI SDR-to-HDR video playback, Superfast 144Hz displays, Latest HDR standards: HDR10+, CUVA HDR, Dolby HDR, etc.
MediaTek Dimensity 7200: Connectivity
The wired connectivity option available in this chipset is USB Type-C while the wireless connectivity available includes a 5G, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, etc. MediaTek Dimensity 7200 is equipped with a fully integrated 5G modem that features the latest 3GPP Release-16 from MediaTek.
The 5G MODEM has up to 4.7Gbps downlink, MediaTek 5G UltraSave 2.0, Dual 5G SIM, Dual VoNR for best call quality, and 2CC Carrier Aggregation. Other wireless connectivity features available are WiFi 6E, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.3, etc.
MediaTek Dimensity 7200: Conclusion
The MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset is not as powerful as the Dimensity 8200 but it’s more powerful than the Dimensity 1080 5G chipset. Phones that will be powered by this chipset are expected to cost between $300-$450 and judging from its specs, it’s good value for the money.