Snapdragon 888 The powerful android chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, The Powerful Android Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, The Powerful Android Chipset is the chipset for the flagship androids in 2021 ( Yes you heard it right, 2020 is coming to an end now 😀 )

Qualcomm unveiled this 5nm beast on Tuesday, 1st December. Snapdragon 888 is the World’s Second Android chipset based on 5nm technology after the Exynos 1080 by Samsung. The Snapdragon 865 was a predecessor in 2020 flagships, like Samsung S20 series, Oneplus 8 & 8 pro, Asus ROG Phone 3, Xiaomi Mi 10 5g & Mi 10 pro 5G, iQOO 3 5G, Realme X50 Pro, Sony Xperia 1 II, Oppo Find X2 & Find X2 Pro, Redmi K30 Pro, Vivo Nex 3S 5G, Black Shark 3, Black Shark 3 Pro, Motorola Moto Edge+, Nubia Red Magic 5G, LG V60 ThinQ 5G, Samsung S20 FE.

So, straight get into the point,

Why The Powerful Android Chipset?


Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 AI
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This is Qualcomm’s 6th generation AI engine, which simply means this AI can deliver up to three times performance per watt improvement over the previous flagship one, the Snapdragon 888, the 6th generation AI Engine delivers 26 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of performance. In comparison, Snapdragon 865 delivered 15 TOPS. This is a Hexagon 780 processor with the Adreno 660 GPU and Kryo 680 CPU. The shared memory in Snapdragon 888 is 16x larger than the previous successor.

In short, the work will be shared between separate modules wisely and up to a 1000x improvement to hand-off-timing moving workloads between the Scalar, Tensor, and Vector. From resources, it is known that Qualcomm has some new machine learning tools for the developers also.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm CPU
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The Snapdragon 888 features an octa-core CPU. The Kryo 680 CPU has 1x Kryo 680 prime core, 3x Kryo 680 Performance core, and 4x 680 Efficiency core. The prime core is clocked at 2.84GHz. The prime cores clock speeds are slightly bounded. The Kryo 680 CPU promises a 25% performance boost over the processor of the Snapdragon 865. Gradually the power efficiency also increased by 25%.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Adreno 660 GPU The Powerful Android Chipset
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We all know that in 2020 gaming on all the platforms has taken huge attention. Gaming is very much popular in the world now and it is considered a career now. So to cope up with that there is a powerful Adreno 660 GPU which supports 10-bit color depth HDR Gaming. The GPU will able to render the most critical pixels in higher detail which means the performance is increased by 35% and the efficiency is improved by 20%. This gradually make this chipset The Powerful Android Chipset.


The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 X60 modem-RF system
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The Snapdragon 888 has an integrated 5G modem, to give you context Snapdragon 865 didn’t have an integrated 4G or 5G modem. The X60 modem-RF system should tend to save more power as well as the device maker get it at a lower cost.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Camera performance The Powerful Android Chipset
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The main key point in Snapdragon 888 is the improved camera supporting features which enrich the videography as well as photography capabilities. The all-new Spectra 580 ISP is the first from Qualcomm which allows capturing 3 4K HDR video streams simultaneously. The cameras will support the improved low-light capture architecture and will have an option to shoot photos in 10-bit color in HEIF.

SO this is a short understanding of that how powerful the The Powerful Android Chipset, Snapdragon 888 is? now,

The Smartphones that will come up with Snapdragon 888, The Powerful Android Chipset:

  • ASUS: Asus’ GM Brian Chen says the next ROG will come up with the latest chipset.
  • Black Shark: It is confirmed that the first batch from Quarter 1 will be powered by Snapdragon 888.
  • LG: LG executive Matthew Crowley said “Soon enough, we’ll be able to share more about LG’s 2021 devices that take advantage of this new Snapdragon 888 mobile platform,”
  • Motorola: Motorola mobile chief Sergio Bunac noted in a video “2021 will mark the 10th generation of Moto G, and nothing would make us prouder than bringing 800-series experiences to this family,”
  • Oneplus: One Executive from Oneplus says “We believe that the technological innovation of this flagship platform in 5G, games, camera, and other aspects will contribute to the high-end flagship to be launched by OnePlus in (the) first half of next year,”

And Realme, OPPO, NUBIA have also confirmed that their flagship will be powered with the Snapdragon 888.


It will be very exciting to see these smartphones with The Powerful Android Chipset when will they come next year and how they perform. Overall Snapdragon 888 is a huge jump from the previous year, hope everything will be great. Thanks for reading.

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