Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm officially announced the Snapdragon 888, offering a first look at their next-generation flagship smartphone processor. The 888 processor will power Flagship mobiles from Samsung, OnePlus, LG, Sony, and more on 2021
The Snapdragon 888 is a 5nm processor and this one comes with an integrated modem and the 3rd generation 5nm Snapdragon X60 5G, unlike Qualcomm’s previous 800 series 5G processors. Qualcomm says the new modem brings global 5G compatibility for mmWave and sub-6 bands across the globe. Also it supports multi-SIM, SA and NSA, and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing global networks.
The new 6th-gen AI Engine also comes with the flagship processor. The hexagon processor, 26 tera operations per second (TOPS) compared to the last generation, brings a considerable leap in AI performance. It also comes with a Qualcomm Sensing Hub 2nd generation that “incorporates low-power always-on AI processing for intuitive intelligent functionality.”
In addition to the 5G improvements, Qualcomm also made several other improvements to the Snapdragon 888, including the sixth-generation AI Engine of the company (running on a “re-designed” Qualcomm Hexagon processor), which guarantees a big jump in AI tasks’ performance and power efficiency. The Snapdragon 888 will also feature the most significant upgrade in Qualcomm Adreno GPU performance,” although it has yet to be confirmed what kind of improvements are coming.
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660 GPU delivers 35% faster graphics rendering
New architecture based on Arm Cortex-X1 technology
- Qualcomm® Kryo™ 680 CPU enables 25% higher performance and incredible power efficiency
6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine with Hexagon 780 Processor
- 3X performance per Watt improvement
- Delivers up to 1,000x improvement for hands-off time in certain use-cases
- 2nd Gen Qualcomm® Sensing Hub with always-on low-power AI processor
- 26 TOPS
Capture 120FPS burst photo at 12MP
First 4K HDR with computational HDR video capture
Capture in near darkness with new low light architecture
First AI-based auto-focus and auto-exposure
Full suite of Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ features including
- Variable Rate Shading for 30% performance increase
- Qualcomm Game Quick Touch increases responsiveness by up to 20%
FastConnect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System brings the fastest Wi-Fi 6 speeds of any mobile Wi-Fi offering in the industry (Up to 3.6 Gbps)
- Reimagined Bluetooth audio for a new class of crisp, reliable and responsive voice and music
Compatible with both standalone and non-standalone modes
World’s First CAI Compliant Camera – ensure the security & validity of images
First Snapdragon to feature Qualcomm® Hypervisor Execution Environment: run multiple OSes simultaneously and securely
Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 5 technology is 70% more efficient and supports 0-100% charging in less than 15 minutes*
The Qualcomm Aqstic™ smart speaker amplifier (WSA8835) engineered to deliver a whopping 7.3W output power, almost doubling our previous generation of smart speakers, is a small chip with a big sound
Qualcomm® AI-Enhanced Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning
OPPO (Find X3)
At INNO DAY 2020 back in November, OPPO announced its OPPO Find X3. Later the company confirmed that the “Find X series will bring an unparalleled new experience to users worldwide” as Qualcomm announced the new SoC. The device is coming in Q1 2021 and it is safe to assume that Find X3 will host the Snapdragon 888 SoC since the Find X3 has already been announced.
Red Magic 6
With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, Nubia’s sub-brand Red Magic is planning to launch the Red Magic 6 series. Nubia President Ni Fei revealed the launch details of the Red Magic 6 series on Weibo. It is claimed that the new series is the first gaming phone equipped with the Snapdragon 888 SoC. In addition, an upgrade to the Red Magic 5G that debuted in March this year is likely to include it.
First off, as previously reported, Lei Jun stated that Snapdragon 888 SoC’s Xiaomi Mi 11 will be the first flagship to launch. Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro will likely be part of the lineup. A specification leak shows that the devices will have a 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED display, a 20MP selfie shooter, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, in-display fingerprint sensor, and face unlock, 8GB RAM, and 128GB of storage as usual. The devices would also, vary in camera, battery, charge, and price.
The press release mentions that support for the Snapdragon 888 was provided by the following manufacturers:
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