April 17, 2021 2:16 PM
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List of Phones with Snapdragon 888 Processor to Buy in 2021

Qualcomm’s next-generation chipset is built on 5nm process

Snapdragon releases a new top of the line processor under their 800 series every year. Last year, it was the Snapdragon 865 that is already running in several flagship phones. Now, they have launched their next flagship processor, the Snapdragon 888 at its annual tech summit 2020. Several smartphone manufactures have already confirmed their plans to introduce Snapdragon 888 powered phones in the coming months. Major brands like Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, LG, ASUS, Black Shark, Motorola, Nubia, Realme, OPPO, Vivo etc are going to announce next-generation Qualcomm 888 flagship chipset phones in Q1 2021. So what are these devices? let’s find out.

Here is the list of Snapdragon 888 powered phones

Phones
(Confirmed & Expected)
Status
Xiaomi Mi 11Launched
iQOO 7Launched
Vivo X60 Pro+Launched
Samsung Galaxy S21Launched
Samsung Galaxy S21+Launched
Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraLaunched
Redmi K40 ProLaunched
Redmi K40 Pro+Launched
Meizu 18Launched
Meizu 18 ProLaunched
Realme GT 5GLaunched
Red Magic 6Launched
Red Magic 6 ProLaunched
ASUS ROG Phone 5Launched
Oppo Find X3 ProLaunched
Nubia Z Upcoming
ZTE Axon 30Upcoming
ZTE Axon 30 ProUpcoming
Xiaomi Mi 11 ProUpcoming
ASUS Zenfone 8Rumoured
Black Shark 4Upcoming
Black Shark 4 ProUpcoming
LG V70 ThinQ 5GUpcoming
OnePlus 9Upcoming
OnePlus 9 ProUpcoming
Motorola Edge 2+Rumoured
Sony Xperia 1 IIIPrediction
Nokia 10 PureViewRumoured
Honor 40 Series Rumoured
Poco F3 ProRumoured

March 11: Asus’s next-generation gaming phone “Asus ROG Phone 5” and Oppo’s flagship device “Find X3 Pro” have arrived in the market with an SD888 chipset.

OPPO Find X3 Pro

March 4: Realme has announced its flagship phone of the year in China dubbed the Realme GT 5G. We see Snapdragon 888 chipset, a 120Hz refresh rate display, 6.43-inch S-AMOLED E4 panel, 64MP triple cameras, and 65W fast charging technology.

realme GT 5G

March 4: Nubia Red Magic 6 Series which is consist of Red Magic 6 and Red Magic 6 Pro goes official with a 165Hz display, Snapdragon 888, Mecha Sci-Fi design, and Red Magic OS 4 (Android 11).

nubia Red Magic 6 series

March 3: Meizu has unveiled its latest 18 series of Smartphones in China. The series includes Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro. Both phones run Snapdragon 888 chipset with support for a 5G network and offer up to 12GB of RAM with UFS 3.1 storage.

Meizu 18 Pro

February 25: Xiaomi’s Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ with Snapdragon 888 SoC, 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display, Android 11-based MIUI 12 custom skin, and a 4,520mAh battery arrived in China.

Redmi K40 Pro Plus

January 21: Vivo has launched its flagship device dubbed as Vivo X60 Pro+ with SD888 SoC. It is paired with 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM with Memory Fusion Technology. The phone has a 120Hz refresh rate display with 240Hz touch sampling rate support.

Vivo X60 Pro Plus 5G

January 14: The Galaxy S21 family consists of Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra. They all come with Qualcomm’s flagship chipset and an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

January 11: iQOO has also introduced Snapdragon 888 SoC powered device “iQOO 7” in China. It comes in three colours options: Black, Latent Blue, and Legendary BMW Edition. Other features include a 120Hz AMOLED display, HDR 10+, Monster Beat Dual Stereo Speakers, Multi-Turbo 5.0, GVoice optimization technology and more.

iQOO 7

December 28: Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship smartphone Mi 11 in China. Xiaomi Mi 11 is the first smartphone in the world to pack with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset. It sports a QHD+ AMOLED 120Hz display, a 108MP main camera, a 20MP selfie camera, and a 4,600 mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi 11

So that is all we have so far about Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 phones. If anything new surface up online that we will surely update the information on this article again.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Processor Features

1. Kryo 680 CPUs and Adreno 660 GPU

It is built on 5nm process technology from Samsung. As for the cores of the SD888 processor, we see a custom Kryo 680 CPU which is built on ARM’s X1 Cortex along with Adreno 660 GPU. Also, the chipset uses a 1+3+4 core arrangement. Talking about core frequency, the SD888 SoC packs one Cortex-X1 powerful core with a clock speed of 2.84 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores at 2.42 GHz, and the remaining four Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8 GHz for power-efficient.

adreno 666 gpu

2. Triple Image Signal Processor (Spectra 580 ISP)

The Snapdragon 888 has the all-new Spectra 580 ISP with triple Image Signalling Processor (ISP) which is capable of capturing from three cameras at the same time. The feature has multiple uses. For starters, it can handle three 4K HDR video streams simultaneously or you can click three 28MP pics at the same time. The new Spectra has processing speeds up to  2.7 gigapixels per second which means it is 35% faster. The ISP brings new low light features for brighter pics even in dark areas.

The Spectra 580 is designed for image sensors called the Staggered HDR. It will enhance HDR video quality. Moreover, it will separate long, medium, short exposures and merge them into one to give you a final crispy image with the help of Spectra 580s triple ISP feature. Earlier, it was available only for images but now Snapdaron will allow you to capture 4K HDR with computational HDR. The SD888 can record 10-bit HDR photos in the HEIF image format.

camera 888

3. 4K Video Capture at 120 FPS

For videos, you can record and play 4K videos at 120fps, and interestingly the chip can snap 120 photos a second at 12MP resolution. The SD888 can supports Up to 28 MP triple camera, Up to 64MP dual camera, Up to 84 MP single camera with ZSL, Up to 200MP single camera.

4. Integrated 3rd generation Snapdragon X60 5G modem

The first-ever chipset to use the X60 5G modem and is integrated into the chip. It will have download speeds up to 7.5 Gbps and upload speeds up to 3Gbps. This third-generation modem supports the sub-6 and mmWave. The Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System features Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz capacity). Qualcomm claims it is the fastest mobile Wi-Fi delivering up to 3.6 Gbps speeds. The 6E will allow you to stream games from a local PC since it provides low latency. The chipset allows 5G in the first slot and 5G/4G/3G/2G in the second slot giving you dual 5G support.

x60 modem for 888

Bluetooth 5.2 with dual antennas is supported as well, plus the aptX suite of high quality, low-latency wireless audio tech. Also, it will support USB 3.1 and USB-C.

5. 6th generation AI Engine with Hexagon 780

The Snapdragon 888 packs a 6th gen AI engine with a boosted Hexagon 780 processor. It offers 26 TOPS (Tera operations per second) making it the highest AI engine TOPS in any mobile device. The power efficiency is hugely improved.

They have also enhanced the Sensing Hub reducing the power usage as well. It can now even operate under 1 milliamp. Around 80% of simple AI tasks can be handled by the Sensing hub. Also, they have introduced a new AI software.

6th AI engine for 888

6. Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 technology

For charging, the Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 technology can handle 100W+ without any heat dissipation. It is further compatible with USB Power Delivery and backwards compatible with previous QC generations going back to 2.0.

About Sagar Choudhury

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He is a journalist at DealNTech. He writes on general Android related tech news. He contributes in other categories too. He was working for many other publications. Now a proud member of DealNTech team. He is also a good programmer and web designer. Email: sagar@dealntech.com

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