Qualcomm officially released the Snapdragon 888 flagship platform processor at the 2020 Snapdragon Technology Summit. The flagship provides a fully integrated 5G modem. Qualcomm revealed at the technology summit that 14 smartphone OEM manufacturers are developing smartphones based on Snapdragon 888. Today, Meizu announced that the new Meizu smartphone featuring Snapdragon 888 will debut in the spring of 2021.
It is possible to appear before May 5. The specific month is still unknown. Also, Meizu has been quite silent in the smartphone market. After the release of the Meizu 17 series back in May, the company went cold. In fact, it announced that the Meizu 17 series will be its last smartphone for the year. And it is also not ruled out that Meizu may release a new phone in the early spring.
As for the Snapdragon 888, it uses 1 x 2.84GHz (ARM’s latest Cortex X1 core)+3 x 2.4GHz (Cortex A78)+4 x 1.8GHz (Cortex A55), Adreno 660 GPU, X60 5G modem baseband, support WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2.
Earlier, we knew that Snapdragon 888 will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 modem. The X60 modem uses 5nm technology to obtain better power efficiency and improve 5G carrier aggregation, across mmWave and frequency spectrum below 6GHz. The flagship also supports global multi-SIM cards, also supports SA independence, NSA non-independence, and dynamic spectrum sharing.
Third-generation Snapdragon Elite Gaming
The Snapdragon 888 uses a sixth-generation AI engine (running on a “redesigned” Qualcomm Hexagon processor) and a second-generation sensor hub, reaching 26 TOPS. In terms of games, Qualcomm will launch the third-generation Snapdragon Elite Gaming. It supports 144fps games and desktop-level rendering.
Qualcomm previewed the new photography features that Snapdragon 888 will implement, including support for faster billion-pixel processing speeds due to the updated ISP. In addition, users can take photos and videos at a speed of 2.7 billion pixels per second. To clarify that is, capture per second with 120 frames and each frame is 12MP. Qualcomm said it is 35% faster than the previous generation in image processing.