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Earlier today Mediatek announced their new Dimensity 820, unlike their recent list of disappointing releases this new chipset is a massive boost over the Dimensity 800 with a 30% increase in the CPU frequencies and a 25% increase in the GPU core count.

We already knew that Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi were going to be the first company to use the new chipset and they have now announced that the Redmi 10X will be the phone to feature it.

The new phone launches on the 26th May 2020 and looks set to be one of the best-valued phones on the market offering incredible performance, 5G connectivity and a low price.

Mediatek Dimensity 820 vs Snapdragon 855 & Helio G90T Antutu Benchmark

A new Antutu benchmark has come out showing that the new chipset achieved a score of 415,672 in the AnTuTu benchmarking software.

Even though this is technically a mid-range chipset, it offers a similar level of performance from last years Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and is only 15% behind the Realme X2 Pro with its Snapdragon 855+.

In comparison to the popular mid-range Mediatek Helio G90T you are looking at a 43% uplift in performance.

Realme X50 - SD765G323286103663941516800757462
Realme 6 - Helio G90T29064497549810585554756490
Realme 6 Pro - SD720G282336104143708015227355119
Realme X2 - SD730G25831198328675744794544464
Realme 5 Pro - SD71221650173459618724201339157
Realme 6i20129973376416334519241098
Realme 5 SD66516786671157334893656826652

Mediatek Dimensity 820 Specification

MediaTek Dimensity 820 specification full

The reason why the Dimensity 820 scores so highly in comparison to last years Qualcomm flagship chipset is that the design is very similar. Unlike normal mid-range chipsets, this has four performance cores with the ARM Cortex A76 clocked at 2.6GHz

For graphics the Mali-G57 GPU has an additional core now featuring 5 vs 4 of the 800.

MediaTek Dimensity 820MediaTek Dimensity 800Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
Main CPU4x Cortex A76 @ 2.0GHz4x Cortex A76 @ 2.6GHz1x Cortex A76 @ 2.8GHz
1x Cortex-A76 @ 2.4GHz
Efficient CPU4x Cortex A55 @ 2.0GHz4x Cortex A55 @ 2.0GHz6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
GPUArm Mali-G57 MC5 (25% increase?)Arm Mali-G57 MC4Adreno 620 (15% boost in performance vs SD765G

Redmi 10X Specification

The Redmi 10X will arrive with 6.57 inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution. For memory, it will house 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The device will be powered by a large 4,420mAh battery pack and also has an in display fingerprint scanner on the front, where a 16-megapixel selfie shooter can also be found. The Redmi 10X series will arrive in a base and Pro variant and we will have to wait for the official launch date for more details.

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