Today at the Virtual Summit, MediaTek took the wraps off their latest affordable 5G chipset, the Dimensity 700.

I will admit, I am a little disappointed we have not had an announcement for a new flagship chipset to replace the Dimensity 1000+, but I guess it makes sense for MediaTek to focus on what they are good at affordable phones.

As you might have guessed, this is another iteration of the existing line-up with minor tweaks to hit different affordable price points.

MediaTek Dimensity 700 Features:

The Dimensity 700 packs advanced connectivity features including 5G Carrier Aggregation (2CC 5G-CA) and 5G dual SIM dual standby (DSDS), giving users access to the fastest speeds and 5G-exclusive Voice over New Radio (VoNR) services from either connection.

Key features of Dimensity 700 include:

  • MediaTek 5G UltraSave: Delivers advanced power-saving technologies to improve battery life. It includes UltraSave Network Environment Detection, MediaTek 5G UltraSave OTA Content Awareness, Dynamic BWP and Connected Mode DRX. The built-in technology intelligently manages a device’s 5G connection so you can do more and charge your device less often.
  • Premium 90Hz Display: Brands can design smartphones with crisp, high-resolution FullHD+ displays and ultra-fast refresh rates to reduce blur in animations, scrolling and games for the best user experience.
  • Up to 64MP Cameras & Night Shot Enhancements: Supports 48MP or 64MP main camera sensors with AI-bokeh, AI-color and AI-beauty features. Plus, the integrated hardware-based imaging accelerators enable multi-frame noise reduction so users can capture high-quality shots with low noise, even at night.
  • Multiple Voice Assistant Support: Supports voice assistants from global brands such as Alibaba, Amazon, Baidu, Google and Tencent to give device makers more configuration options.

MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs 720 vs 800 vs Snapdragon 750G & 765G

SoCMediatek Dimensity 700Dimensity 720Dimensity 800Snapdragon 750GSnapdragon 765G
CPU2x ARM Cortex-A76@2.2GHz
2 ARM Cortex-A76@2.0GHz
4 ARM Cortex-A76@2.0GHz
2x Cortex-A77
@ 2.2GHz
1x Cortex A76 @ 2.4GHz (765G)
1x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz
6x ARM Cortex-A55@2.0GHz6 ARM Cortex-A55@2.0GHz4 ARM Cortex-A55@2.0GHz6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
GPUARM Mali-G57 MC?ARM Mali-G57 MC3ARM Mali-G57 MC4Adreno 619
+10% perf over 730G
Adreno 620 @ 625MHz
+38% perf vs 730G
DSP / NPUHexagon 694
HVX + Tensor
4TOPS AI
Hexagon 696
HVX + Tensor
5.4TOPS AI
Memory Controller2x 16-bit 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s2x 16-bit 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s2x 16-bit 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s2x 16-bit 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s2x 16-bit 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s
ISP/Camera48MP or 64MP main camera
20MP+16MP dual camеra
48MP or 64MP main camera
20MP+16MP dual camеra
32+16MP, 80MPDual Spectra 355L ISP
48MP single 32+16MP dual
Dual 14-bit Spectra 355 ISP
1x 192MP or 36MP with ZSL
2x 22MP with ZSL
Integrated ModemM70 ModemM70 ModemM70 ModemSnapdragon X52
LTE Category 24/22
5G NR Sub-6 4x4 100MHz
mmWave 2x2 400MHz
Snapdragon X52
LTE Category 24/22
5G NR Sub-6 4x4 100MHz
mmWave 2x2 400MHz
Fabrication ProcessTSMC 7nm N7TSMC 7nm N7TSMC 7nm N7Samsung
8nm (8LPP)
Samsung
7nm EUV (7LPP)

With limited information on the embargoed press release, the chipset is a little confusing with only the CPU specification revealed, it looks like the Dimensity 700 will offer a superior specification to the Dimensity 720 which launched recently.

The GPU will be a Arm Mali G57 with 2 cores, so while the CPU runs faster than the 720, the GPU has one less core.

In comparison, the Dimensity 800 and also the 800U switch to a quad-core ARM Cortex-A76 design, giving these chipset superior multi-core processing power.

Qualcomm, on the other hand, have just launched the Snapdragon 750G, the uses just two big cores, but adopts the new Arm Cortex A77 CPU so should offer a far superior performance than the Dimensity 700 series.

Overall

It is impossible to draw any definitive conclusions about the MediaTek Dimensity 700, it really depends on the performance vs the cost of phone.

Qualcomm/Xiaomi really upped the ante with the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite which has the SD750G at a bargain price of £229.

Currently the only Dimensity based phone in the UK is the OPPO Reno4 Z with the Dimensity 800 which is around £330.

This should hopefully change this month with new more affordable phones, and the Dimensity 700 should help bring 5G chipsets to the lowest priced phones yet.