Since the official release of the Snapdragon 888 SoC, many manufacturers have officially confirmed that they will release smartphones with this chip. The first of these phones, Xiaomi Mi 11, will arrive on December 28th. In addition to the Xiaomi Mi 11 series, Vivo X60 Pro+, Realme Race, OPPO Find X3, OnePlus 9, etc. will all arrive in 2021 with Snapdragon 888 chipset. All these phones will compete for supremacy in the first quarter of 2021.
According to @DigitalChatStation, Chinese devices such as Xiaomi Mi 11, iQOO 7, and Vivo X60 Pro+ will be available in January. The Xiaomi Mi 11 series will launch on December 28, and its January sales is already a certainty.
The report also claims that Xiaomi Mi 11 will have enough stock this time. The planned scale is one million units, and it also has a Snapdragon 888 exclusive period. It will have priority within the first two months. For the others, even if the sales hold, they will not ship within the Mi 11 series exclusive period. The Xiaomi Mi 11 series should be the only Chinese Snapdragon 888 phone before the Spring Festival.
Qualcomm has officially released the Snapdragon 888 processor chip. This 888 SoC will become the core support for flagship Android phones in 2021. Several. Snapdragon 888 fully integrates functions such as 5G modem, AI intelligence, gaming, and photography. The likes of Redmi, Motorola, Asus, Sony, Nubia, ZTE, Sharp, and other brands will also launch mobile phones with Snapdragon 888.
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.
This flagship chip 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 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.