To empower the next year’s high-end handsets, Qualcomm has announced its latest flagship processor – Snapdragon 888 yesterday. This new chipset will have a dual-band 5G modem embedded in and comes with all latest technologies like AI, Neural engine, Sensing Hub and Elite Gaming.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 goes official
Snapdragon 888 is a new name that we haven’t heard in any of our earlier leaks. While we all touted it as Snapdragon 875, Qualcomm made a last-minute change to Snapdragon 888, saying it’s the lucky number for China. Well, this shows how much importance the company gives to the Chinese market and their OEMs.
Renaming aside, the new chipset has a lot of new technologies to talk about. Firstly, it comes with Adreno 660 GPU, which supports WiFi 6E dual-band and the new Bluetooth v5.2. The processor is stuffed with eight cores, with Cortex X1 leading with a 2.84GHz clock speed. The other cores are distinguished as three Cortex A78 with 2.4GHz and four Cortex A55 with 1.8GHz speeds.
Talking about connectivity, it has the 3rd generation X60 modem, which supports both the 5G bands of mmWave and Sub-6GHz. It comes with Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), multi-SIM functions like the Independent (SA) and non-independent (NSA). Further, the 6th generation AI it has can process upto 26 trillion operations per second (26 TOPS).
Alongside, there are 3rd gen Snapdragon Elite Gaming and 2ns gen Qualcomm Sensing Hub too. The chip is also capable of processing 2.7 billion pixels a second, thus able to capture quality images and videos at 120 FPS taken with a 12-megapixel lens.
OEMs that are taking up this new chip for their next year flagships range from premium to gaming handset makers. While it’s official that Xiaomi’s Mi 10 will have this chip initially, other brands like
ASUS, Black Shark, Lenovo, LG, MEIZU, Motorola, Nubia, Realme, OnePlus, OPPO, Sharp, Vivo and ZTE are taking too.
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