Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC for flagship smartphones

Snapdragon 888 Plus

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.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus specifications

Specifications Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
  • 1x Kryo 680 (ARM Cortex X1-based) Prime core @ 2.995GHz, 1x 1MB L2 cache
  • 3x Kryo 680 (ARM Cortex A78-based) Performance cores @ 2.4GHz, 3x 512KB L2 cache
  • 4x Kryo 680 (ARM Cortex A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz, 4x 128KB L2 cache
  • 4MB L3 cache
  • Adreno 660
    • Vulkan 11 API support
    • HDR gaming with 10-bit color depth
    • Hardware-based H.265 and VP9 decoder
    • HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
  • 4K @60Hz
  • QHD+ @144Hz
  • HDR10 and HDR10+
  • 10-bit color depth
  • Hexagon 780 with Fused AI Accelerator architecture
  • 6th generation AI Engine
  • Qualcomm Sensing Hub (2nd generation)
    • New dedicated AI processor
    • 80% task reduction offload from Hexagon DSP
  • 32 TOPS
Memory & Storage
  • 16GB LPDDR5 @3200MHz
  • 3MB system level cache
  • 512GB UFS 3.0
  • Triple 14-bit Spectra 580 ISP
  • 2.7 Gigapixels per second throughput
  • 10-bit HDR HEIF photo capture
  • Triple 28MP photo capture
  • Triple parallel processing
  • 4K HDR video capture with computational HDR
  • Low-light architecture photo capture
  • Snapdragon X60 5G modem
    • 7.5Gbps peak download
    • 3Gbps peak upload
    • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), mmWave, Sub-6GHz
  • Qualcomm FastConnect 6900
    • Wi-Fi 6E
    • 3.6Gbps peak speed
    • 8×8 MU-MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.2
Manufacturing process 5nm (Samsung’s 5LPE)
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