Qualcomm Technologies has officially announced the powerful Snapdragon 888 Plus processor, which will form the basis of premium smartphones with support for fifth-generation (5G) mobile communications.
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC for flagship smartphones
The product is an improved version of the Snapdragon 888 chip. The latter contains one powerful Cortex-X1 core with a frequency of up to 2.84 GHz, three high-performance Cortex-A78 cores and four energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. The processor includes the Adreno 660 graphics accelerator and the Snapdragon X60 5G modem with data transfer rates up to 7.5 Gbps.
The Snapdragon 888 Plus chip has a maximum clock speed of 3 GHz. For the graphics subsystem, support for OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1, DirectX 12, OpenGL ES 3.2 is declared.
The platform includes a Wi-Fi 6E wireless controller with the ability to use the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands. In addition, a Bluetooth 5.2 adapter is provided.
Among other things, the support of NFC technology, a receiver of satellite navigation systems GPS, Beidou, Galileo and GLONASS, USB 3.1 interface are mentioned. It is possible to use 4K displays with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and QHD + with a refresh rate up to 144 Hz. Camera resolutions can be up to 200 megapixels.
The processor is manufactured using 5-nanometer technology. The first commercial smartphones based on the Snapdragon 888 Plus will debut in the third quarter of this year. So, soon we will see the first smartphone running this SoC.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus specifications
|Specifications||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus|
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|Manufacturing process||5nm (Samsung’s 5LPE)|