5G phones are expensive, and chips like the Snapdragon 865 are a big reason for that. But Qualcomm’s not the only name in the game, and Mediatek is one competitor building 5G capable SoCs, driving down the cost of entry. The company today announced its new SoC, the Dimensity 820, its new chip for value flagships. It’s the first of the Dimensity 800 series line to launch since the line was announced back at CES, and it’s the first that’ll be shipping in phones later this year.

Dr. Yenchi Lee, Assistant General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit said:

Our Dimensity 1000 is already powering impressive flagship 5G devices in a number of markets. With the new Dimensity 820, we’re now making 5G much more accessible. The Dimensity 820 stands out beyond competitors by offering four high-performance Arm Cortex-A76 cores at 2.6GHz within its octa-core CPU, delivering…

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