MediaTek Dimensity 820

Technology-leading, fully integrated 5G SoC

The MediaTek Dimensity 820 is the super-star of premium 5G smartphones. This 7nm, 5G-integrated SoC is the ideal platform for brands to make the most compelling, premium 5G smartphones that are comprehensively faster, better featured and offer a superb power efficiency.

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The World’s Most Power-Efficient Smartphone 5G Modem Design

MediaTek 5G UltraSave enhances the 5G modem with even more power-saving technologies:

  • MediaTek 5G UltraSave Network Detection
  • MediaTek 5G UltraSave Content Detection
  • Dynamic BWP
  • C-DRX (Connected Mode DRX)

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Essential 2CC Carrier Aggregation

The Dimensity 820 provides 2CC Carrier Aggregation, where competitor alternatives do not. This essential technology enables higher average speeds and a seamless handover between two 5G connection areas across a coverage layer, where users receive over 30% greater throughput layer coverage than without CA.

Dual 5G SIM with VoNR

Building on our history of leadership in dual SIM, dual standby (DSDS) modem designs the MediaTek Dimensity 820 features up to 5G+5G dual SIM to give access the fastest speeds and VoNR services from either connection. Some markets demand dual SIM smartphones, and we’re leading the way providing this essential feature.

Industry-Leading 5G Technologies

The fully-integrated 5G modem capabilities meet all 3GPP Release-15 requirements, plus DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing) technology, FDD and TDD duplex modes, dual connectivity (EN-DC), and further connectivity enhancements. Our global carrier partnerships mean our 5G platforms are certified for use world-wide.

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Four ‘Big’ Premium Arm Cores with Super Speed

‘Big Core’ Powerhouse

  • 4X Arm Cortex-A76 up to 2.6GHz
  • 4X Arm Cortex-A55 up to 2GHz
  • 5X Arm Mali-G57 GPU

Where competitor alternatives offer just two, the Dimensity 820 has amped the performance with four Arm Cortex-A76 cores, with up to 2.6GHz speeds, for best-in-segment performance. This means faster games, app loading and just about everything that needs Big Core muscle. The result is this octa-core CPU offers up to 37% more multi-core performance than others.

Premium GPU with MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0

A premium 5-core GPU with flagship-class IP plus MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 gives the Dimensity 820 best-in-class gaming experiences, with up to 33% more gaming performance than direct alternatives.

MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 optimizes the whole smartphone for the best gaming experience through networking optimization to reduce the latency for smooth gameplay; rapid responsiveness; and picture quality enhancements.

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MediaTek NPU 3.0 (AI Processing Unit)

MediaTek’s NPU 3.0 provides up to 300% faster ETHZ AI benchmark performance than direct competitors.

A unique FP16 and INT16 capable design generates the most precise AI-camera actions for the best quality video capture or streaming results, while also maximizing power efficiency. This includes activities such as AI-Recognition (for example, objects, scenes, or people), AI-Super Resolution and AI-deblur functions.

MiraVision Video Playback & Display Enhancement

MiraVision Video is an exclusive display technology that intelligently adjusts a wide range video stream factors, including color, brightness, contrast, sharpness, and dynamic range, based on what’s being watched or surrounding environmental factors, like when viewing in bright daylight. Through both hardware and software optimization it improves the viewing quality to bring cinema-grade visual experiences to the small screen.

  • AI-PQ
  • HDR Composer (SDR to HDR)
  • Enhanced HDR10+ Video Playback

Fantastic 120Hz Displays

120Hz displays are great for gamers who need the fastest response and zero-blur; and they’re also beneficial to the everyday experience with notably smoother scrolling of webpages and animations in apps. With Dimensity 820 performance behind them, brands can offer crisp, high resolution displays with this supreme sensation.

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MediaTek Video Capture & Streaming

Multi-frame 4K HDR video

Integrating flagship-grade technologies, the Dimensity 820 can record multi-frame 4K HDR video. It captures frames at different exposures and intelligently fuses them into a single video stream, all in real-time. The incredible results allow users to capture an event’s full spectacle accurately and effortlessly in environments with extremes of bright or darkness.

80MP Photography, HDR-Native ISP & Multi-Camera Smartphones

The flagship-class, HDR-native ISP supports up to four concurrent cameras and up to 80MP super-size sensors, allowing brands to have unparalleled freedom in smartphone design. A high-performance hardware depth engine supports up to 32MP + 16MP @ 30 fps high resolution cameras for fast and accurate Portrait pictures.




Arm Cortex-A76 @ up to 2.6GHz

Arm Cortex-A55 @ up to 2GHz


Octa (8)



Heterogeneous Multi-Processing


Memory and Storage

Memory Type


Max Memory Size


Storage Type

UFS 2.2


Cellular Technologies

2G / 3G / 4G / 5G Multi-Mode, 4G Carrier Aggregation (CA), 5G Carrier Aggregation (CA), CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), EDGE, 4G FDD / TDD, 5G FDD / TDD, GSM, TD-SCDMA, WDCDMA

Specific Functions

SA & NSA modes; SA Option2, NSA Option3 / 3a / 3x, NR TDD Band, NR FDD Band, DSS, NR DL 2CC, 100 MHz bandwidth, 4x4 MIMO, 256QAM NR UL 2CC, 2x2 MIMO, 256QAM VoNR / EPS fallback


GPS L1CA / BeiDou B1I / Glonass L1OF / Galileo E1 / QZSS L1CA

Wi-Fi Antenna



Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac)

Bluetooth Version


FM Radio



Max Camera ISP

32MP + 16MP, 80MP

Max Video Capture Resolution

3840 x 2160

Camera Features

HDR-ISP (3+1) / Video HDR / Video NR / Video Bokeh / Video EIS / AI-Shutter / AI-AE / AI-AF / AI-AWB / AI-NR HDR / AI-HDR / AI-FD


GPU Type

Arm Mali-G57 MC5

Max Display Resolution

2520 x 1080

Video Encoding

H.264, H.265 / HEVC

Video Playback

H.264, H.265 / HEVC, VP-9


Max Display Resolution

2520 x 1080

Max Refresh Rate