MediaTek launches Dimensity 7200, a 4nm augmented chipset optimized for low-cost gaming

In the low-cost range, but benefiting from a 4nm manufacturing node, the Dimensity 7200 is an even more affordable version of the Dimensity 8200, already launched for more demanding mid-range phones.

Aided with an AI co-processor for increased photo capabilities, plus a GPU with gaming affinities, the Dimensity 7200 promises a consistent performance leap over previous generations of chipsets.

The new MediaTek solution includes an octa-core CPU with two Cortex A75 main cores, aided by six more Cortex-A510 cores optimized for efficiency. Thus, the main processing cluster reaches 2.8GHz and the next six stop at 2.0GHz. Compared to the mid-range solution, the Dimensity 8200, the differences are considerable. The GPU unit is powered by a Mali-G610 MC4 core, which MediaTek says will deliver competent gaming performance.

On the short list of improvements are Bluetooth LE Audio connectivity and support for synchronous stereo wireless playback to multiple devices simultaneously. But these are new connectivity standards rather than real innovations. The offering continues with support for HDR video capture and HyperEngine 5.0 for AI-based Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology.

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MediaTek Dimensity 7200 vs Dimensity 8200 specifications

Dimensity 7200Dimensity 8200
Manufacturing processTSMC N4 (4nm-class)
CPU2x Cortex-A715 @ 2.8GHz
6 x Cortex-A510 @ 2.0GHz
1x Cortex-A78 @ 3.1GHz
3x Cortex-A78 @ 3.0GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 2GHz
MemoriesQuad-channel LPDDR5 6400Mbps, LPDDR4x, dual-channel UFS 3.1
Photo processingImagiq 765 ISP, 200MP, 14-bit ISP, HDR Video
Video EIS Dual simultaneous video capture AI-2A (AI-AF, AI-AWB) All-pixel AF
Imagiq 785 ISP, 320MP, 32+32+32MP, Simultaneous dual camera HDR video recording, 5Gbps 14-bit HDR-ISPs / HDR Video / Bokeh Video / Video EIS / AI-Shutter / AI-AE / AI-AF / AI-AWB / AI-NR HDR / AI-HDR / AI-FD
Screen supportFull HD+ @ 144Hz HDRFHD+ @ 180Hz / WQHD+ @ 120Hz
Video Playback / Video EncodeH.264, HEVC, VP-9, AV1 / H.264, HEVC, 4K60 HDR10+
GPU AccelerationArm Mali-G610 MC4Arm Mali-G610 MC6
APUMediaTek 5th generation APU
APU 650
MediaTek 5th generation APU
APU 580 (multi-core)
Modem2G-5G Multi-Mode, 5G/4G CA, 5G/4G FDD / TDD, CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), EDGE, GSM, TD-SCDMA, WDCDMA

SA & NSA modes; SA Option2, NSA Option3 / 3a / 3x, NR TDD and FDD bands, DSS, NR DL 2CC 200MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO, 256QAM NR UL 2CC, R16 UL Enhancement, 2×2 MIMO, 256QAM VoNR / EPS fallback

ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n/ac/ax) 2T2R, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, BeiDou, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC
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The Dimensity 7200 chipset also includes the Imagiq 765 image processor, with 14bits per color channel accuracy in HDR mode and support for photo sensors up to 200MP. Phones equipped with the new MediaTek solution will support 4K HDR video capture, as well as simultaneous head-to-head shooting, but at Full HD resolution. The list of features is completed with 5G connectivity in the sub-6GHz band, with theoretical download speeds of up to 4.7Gbps.

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