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
(Confirmed & Expected)
|Xiaomi Mi 11||Launched|
|Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro||Upcoming|
|Oppo Find X3||Upcoming|
|Oppo Find X3 Pro||Upcoming|
|Red Magic 6||Upcoming|
|ZTE Axon 30||Upcoming|
|ASUS ROG Phone 4||Rumoured|
|ASUS Zenfone 8||Rumoured|
|Black Shark 4||Upcoming|
|Black Shark 4 Pro||Upcoming|
|LG V70 ThinQ 5G||Upcoming|
|OnePlus 9 Pro||Upcoming|
|Moto G Nio||Rumoured|
|Motorola Edge 2+||Rumoured|
|Sony Xperia 1 III||Prediction|
|Samsung Galaxy S21||Upcoming|
|Samsung Galaxy S21+||Upcoming|
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra||Upcoming|
|Vivo X60 Series||Rumoured|
|iQOO 7 Series||Rumoured|
|Nokia 10 PureView||Rumoured|
|Honor 40 Series||Rumoured|
|Redmi K40 Pro||Rumoured|
|Poco F3 Pro||Rumoured|
|Meizu 18 Pro||Rumoured|
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 QHD+ AMOLED 120Hz display, 108MP main camera, 20MP selfie camera, and 4,600 mAh battery.
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 Features
1. Kryo 680 CPUs and Adreno 660 GPU
It is built on 5nm process technology from Samsung. As for the cores of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.