Qualcomm officially released the Snapdragon 888 flagship platform processor at the 2020 Snapdragon Technology Summit. It will come to the next generation of flagship smartphones. It provides a fully integrated 5G modem. Apart from this, the SND888 uses 1 x 2.84GHz (ARM’s latest Cortex X1 core) +3 x 2.4GHz (Cortex A78) +4 x 1.8GHz (Cortex A55). This chip also uses an Adreno 660 GPU, a X60 5G modem baseband and supports WiFi 6E as well as Bluetooth 5.2. Xiaomi has already announced that the next flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi 11, will be equipped with Snapdragon 888.
According to Xiaomi founder, chairman and CEO Lei Jun, the Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm’s most powerful mobile platform ever. In addition to industry-leading 5G connectivity, it also brings breakthroughs in AI, gaming, and camera. He also noted that he is so happy that the Xiaomi Mi 11 will be one of the first devices equipped with the Snapdragon 888. This is another of Xiaomi’s cutting-edge products that will come with various hard-core technologies.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun also announced on Weibo that the Xiaomi Mi 11 will come with the world’s first Snapdragon 888 processor. Its X60 modem uses 5nm technology to obtain better power efficiency and improve 5G carrier aggregation, across millimeter wave mmWave and frequency spectrum below 6GHz. It supports global multi-SIM cards, SA independence, NSA non-independence and dynamic spectrum sharing.
Snapdragon 888 And AI
The Snapdragon 888 is equipped with 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. It includes support for faster billion-pixel processing speeds due to the updated ISP. So, users can take photos and videos at a speed of 2.7 billion pixels per second, that is, capture per second with 120 frames. And each frame is 12 megapixel. Qualcomm said it is 35% faster than the previous generation in image processing.