At the Snapdragon Technology Summit held in Hawaii, Qualcomm officially released a new generation of flagship chip namely the Snapdragon 888. The latter adopts a new naming method. We talked about it before the official release. But at that time, some users thought it was a joke. Now, it does not seem to be.
According to Zol, Qualcomm officially explained why this generation of chips is named the Snapdragon 888 instead of the Snapdragon 875. It turns out, in China, 888 is a very lucky number.
The Snapdragon 888 uses 1 x 2.84GHz (ARM’s latest Cortex X1 core) + 3 x 2.4GHz (Cortex A78) + 4 x 1.8GHz (Cortex A55). The X60 5G modem supports WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.
As the latest product of Snapdragon 8 series, the Snapdragon 888 integrates Qualcomm’s third-generation 5G modem and radio frequency system-Snapdragon X60. It supports all major global millimeter wave and Sub-6GHz frequency bands. It also supports 5G carrier aggregation, global multi-SIM card functions, Independent (SA) and non-independent (NSA) networking modes and dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS).
The sixth-generation Qualcomm AI engine integrated on the Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform has a performance of an astonishing 26 trillion operations per second (26 TOPS). It includes the newly designed Qualcomm Hexagon processor. In terms of games, the Snapdragon 888 also integrates the third-generation Snapdragon Elite Gaming. Qualcomm claims that it brings the most significant performance improvement ever made by Qualcomm Adreno GPU.
In terms of camera performance, the Spectra ISP of Snapdragon 888 supports faster billion-pixel-level processing speed. Users can process 2.7 billion pixels per second to take photos and videos, that is, 120 frames per second. Each frame is 12 megaixel. The processing speed is up to 35% higher than the previous generation platform.