back to article Absolutely fabless: MediaTek lifts the lid on latest 5G 7nm Dimensity chipset family

Taiwanese Qualcomm rival MediaTek has lifted the lid on its latest 7nm-process chip, aimed at the mobile mid-range. Competing with Qualy's Snapdragon 765G platform, the MediaTek Dimensity 720 provides support for 5G, as well as other middle-ground staples like native 90Hz support. The full specs are here. The Dimensity 720 …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Cheaper?

    So the phones should be even more cheaper than the current offerings? If they are to capture the mass market, that is !

    Mind you, UK will always be the laggard, due to lack of infrastructure and extremely poor 5G coverage. Covid 19 and Huawei shenanigans have given them a good get out of jail clause, to not bother.

    1. Charlie Clark Silver badge

      Re: Cheaper?

      No, this is just the chipset for the next gen of Chinese phones. Mediatek chips are normally pretty good but the software – essential for SoCs – is another matter.

      If China really wants to make it in the chip world, the software quality, reliability and availability is going to have to improve.

      1. Aitor 1 Silver badge

        Re: Cheaper?

        I own´t buy a mediatek powered phone.. as they do not release drivers etc.. so the phones just don´t get updates.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Cheaper?

      I thought 5G uptake was slow mainly since loons keep setting the masts on fire.

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