Qualcomm‘s latest Snapdragon 888 is already live in the Mi 11 flagship but more smartphones to be powered by this chip are expected to make their entry next year. Apart from the Mi 11 which will goon sale in January, other models that will feature Qualcomm’s latest flagship SoC includes the Realme Race, Samsung Galaxy S21, OPPO Find X3, OnePlus 9, and many more.
While the proliferation of the new Qualcomm flagship SoC is still even in wait, a rumor concerning the Snapdragon 888 Plus is already out. According to prolific tipster Digital Chat Station, Qualcomm will release the Snapdragon 888+ in the second half of next year. He also disclosed reason why Qualcomm locked the GPU frequency of the chipset at 840MHz. This he says is to prevent OEMs from secretly overclocking the chip on their devices.
As the latest product of the Snapdragon 8 series, Snapdragon 888 integrates Qualcomm’s third-generation 5G modem and radiofrequency system-Snapdragon X60. The SD X60 modem supports all major global millimeter wave and Sub-6GHz frequency bands, as well as 5G carrier aggregation, global multi-SIM card functions, Independent (SA) and non-independent (NSA) networking modes and dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS).
The sixth-generation Qualcomm AI engine integrated on the Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform includes a newly designed Qualcomm Hexagon processor, with a performance of 26 trillion operations per second (26 TOPS). In terms of games, the third-generation Snapdragon Elite Gaming is integrated, and Qualcomm claims that it has brought the most significant performance improvement ever made by Qualcomm Adreno GPU.
In terms of camera performance, the Spectra ISP of Snapdragon 888 supports faster billion-pixel-level processing speeds. Users can process 2.7 billion pixels per second to take photos and videos, that is, 120 frames per second, and each frame is 12 million Pixels. The processing speed is up to 35% higher than the previous generation platform.
The Snapdragon 888 chip configuration includes ARM’s latest Cortex X1 core clocked at 2.84GHz and three Cortex A78 clocked at 2.4GHz as well as four 1.8GHz-clocked Cortex A55 cores. It integrates the Adreno 660 GPU and supports WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.