Less than half a year after introducing the Dimensity 800 processor for mid-range 5G smartphones, MediaTek has unveiled a more powerful version called the Dimensity 820.

While the basic features are similar, the new chip has faster top speeds, adds an extra graphics processing core, and supports higher-resolution cameras.

Among other things, MediaTek says the chip can support devices with up to an 80MP camera (or dual camera systems with 32+16MP resolutions), screens with refresh rates up to 120 Hz, and HDR10+ video playback with real-time SDR to HDR processing.

Here’s where the MediaTek Dimensity 820 fits into the company’s current chip lineup:

Dimensity 800Dimensity 820Dimensity 1000+
CPU (big cores)Cortex-A76 @ 2.0GHzCortex-A76 @ 2.6GHzCortex-A77 @ 2.6GHz
CPU (small cores)Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHzCortex-A55 @ 2.0GHzCortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz
GPUMali-G57 MP4Mali-G57 MP5Mali-G77 MP9
RAMUp to 16GB LPDDR4xUp to 16GB LPDDR4xUp to 16GB LPDDR4x
Camera64MP single or 32MP + 16MP dual80MP single or 32MP + 16MP dual80MP single or 32MP + 16MP dual
Display1080p+, 120Hz1080p+, 120Hz1080p+, 144Hz
5G NR-Sub 6 GHz4.6 Gbps down/2.5 Gbps up2.3 Gbps down/1.25 Gbps up2.3 Gbps down/1.25 Gbps up
Local wirelessWi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1

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