In addition to Xiaomi Mi 11 and Realme Race, a Meizu Phone will also use the Snapdragon 888 SoC. At the 2020 Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm officially released the Snapdragon 888 which integrates a 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 phone equipped with Snapdragon 888 will debut in the spring of 2021. Of course, the Spring months are March, April, and May. This means that we can see this smartphone in any of these months
As for the exact month, we do not have that information. 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. Considering that the Meizu 17 series arrived on May 11, it is possible for this smartphone to launch in early May. Whether this device will be the Meizu 18 we do not know.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 technical specification
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) architecture. The GPU is Adreno 660 and it supports WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.
As the latest product of Snapdragon 8 series, Snapdragon 888 integrates Qualcomm’s third-generation 5G modem and radio frequency system – Snapdragon X60, which supports all major global millimeter wave and Sub-6GHz frequency bands, as well as 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 includes a newly designed Qualcomm Hexagon processor, with a performance of 26 trillion operations per second (26 TOPS). In terms of games, it integrates the third-generation Snapdragon Elite Gaming. Also, Qualcomm claims that this chip brings the most significant performance improvement ever made by Qualcomm Adreno GPU. It also comes with a 2nd generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub which “incorporates low-power always-on AI processing for intuitive intelligent features.”
In terms of camera performance, the Spectra ISP of Snapdragon 888 supports faster billion-pixel-level processing speeds. Users can process 2.7 billion pixels per second to take photos and videos. This is about 120 frames per second and each frame is 12MP. The processing speed is up to 35% higher than the previous generation platform.
The flagship processor also comes with the new 6th-gen AI Engine. The hexagon processor brings a considerable leap in AI performance, 26 tera operations per second (TOPS) compared to the last generation.