Qualcomm went ahead and took off the curtain on Snapdragon 888. Yes, it’s not the Snapdragon 875 we’ve all been waiting for. The announcement came at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, and snapdragon 888 is the next flagship to power most of its flagship products, which will be released in 2021.
More details about the new chipset will be added later this week, but at this time we have information about this device. It is available with a 3G X60 5G modem. The modem supports global Sub-6 and mmWave connectivity with 5G carrier zipline, global multi-SIM, and dynamic spectrum sharing.
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 888, will launch 14 flagship devices next year, Samsung not on the list.
Qualcomm also updates its Snapdragon Elite Gaming game optimization suite and includes support for 144Hz displays. Qualcomm noted that snapdragon 888 will provide the “most significant upgrade” in GPU performance. It also provides significant benefits in AI-related use cases by accessing a 6th generation AI engine with redesigned Hexadon modules.
Spectra ISPs have also been overhauled. Qualcomm talked about how you can take photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second, or about 120 120 megapixels per second, a 35% increase over the previous generation.
As expected, the Snapdragon 888 will move forward as its flagship phone from early next year, and Qualcomm has provided a list of 14 manufacturers to launch devices powered by this chip.
- Black Shark
- Sharp (1999)
Surprisingly, Samsung has fallen off the list, but I’m not sure if that’s a rough number or if Qualcomm has something about the South Korean giant. If you look at history here, the device with snapdragon 888 will begin to be released in February.
But we also have to admit that the S21 series will be released in January and the OnePlus 9 series will be released in March, so you don’t have to wait long to see what the new chipset will bring.