During its Tech Summit, Qualcomm finally took off its much-awaited 800-series chipset, which will be used in most premium smartphones next year.
We notice that its name is the 'Snapdragon 888' chipset and not the Snapdragon 875 chipset, as many in the industry, have speculated.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform is going to be the successor to Snapdragon 865 last year. It is the latest chipset that will deliver the premium experience that users deserve by bringing big improvements to the gaming and camera departments, says Qualcomm.
It continues to emphasize 5G networking as well. Especially, it comes with a new 5nm architecture.
Snapdragon 888 incorporates a third-generation Snapdragon X60 5G-RF modem on board. Supports all mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks, as well as support for multi-SIM, carrier aggregation, dynamic spectrum sharing, and more.
The new 6th-Gen AI Engine, coupled with an upgraded Hexagon processor, delivers amazing 26 TOPS performance. The Elite Gaming Engine, along with the latest Adreno GPU, will add new mobile gaming features to the next flagship phones. More significantly, Snapdragon 888 will make a huge leap in computational photography with the latest Spectra ISP. It will allow users to capture photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second or approximately 120 photos at 12MP resolution. It is up to 35 percent faster than the previous ISP, as per the official press release.
Moreover, Qualcomm also listed the phone makers who will be debuting flagships powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset next year. As per the official press release, ASUS, Black Shark, Lenovo, LG, Meizu, Motorola, Nubia, Realme, OnePlus, OPPO, Sharp, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE will support this new flagship chipset.