On the first day of the annual MWC 2021, the American chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. proudly launched the Snapdragon 888+, its most powerful and highest-end processor to date. This is a follow-on to its flagship Snapdragon 888 launched the previous year. It is going to power up many of the flagship Android devices. Both these mobile platforms fuel more than 130 models announced and in development. Let us dive deep to know more about it.
Snapdragon 888+ Ensures Awesome Flagship Experience at All Levels
With intelligent entertainment, that includes AI-enhanced gameplay, photography, streaming and more- coupled with unrivaled speed, boosted performance, and premium connectivity, this chipset magnifies flagship experiences manifolds. It boasts of improvements both in the sector of processing and AI from its most recent predecessor.
Performance at its Peak
The most amazing enhancement on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ over its predecessor is the Qualcomm Kryo 680 CPU- the Arm Cortex-X1 core alternately called Prime core. It boasts a clock speed of up to 3GHz. Also, the 6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine with up to 32 TOPS AI performance, straightaway offers more than 20% improvement. This enables to run several neural networks concurrently to make the entertainment experiences and video calls more immersive. Right from the AI super-resolution to the AI-based noise cancellation features ensuring suppression of unwanted sounds coupled with camera enhancement features like the single-camera bokeh effects help you stay connected with people who matter.
There is good news for the gamers out there as well. This platform comes with a full arsenal of Snapdragon Elite Gaming features much similar to the Snapdragon 888 to deliver color-rich HDR graphics, ultra-smooth responsiveness, and mobile-first desktop-level. Additionally, the Game Quick Touch feature reduces touch latency by almost 20%. It has updatable drivers for the latest graphics and ensures performance updates in real-time. The Natural Language Processing feature offers responsive voice commands for intelligent and intuitive control while gaming.
Unrivaled Speed with 5G Connectivity
Just like its predecessor, this chipset comes with a 5G support with mmWave via the 3rd gen Snapdragon X60 Modem-RF System delivering truly global 5G. It supports every 5G network virtually with a download speed of up to 7.5 Gbps. Additionally, the Fast Connect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System provides multi-gigabit WI-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E speeds. It provides advanced multi-user traffic management features for ensuring consistent entertainment in crowded areas as well.
Expected Arrival Along with Smartphones Powered with It
People do not have to wait too long to lay their hands on devices powered by this magnificent chipset as declared by the company. Honor Magic 3 series will be among the first devices to be powered with the latest chipset along with smartphones from Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo, and ASUS. All these devices are set to hit the market in Q3 2021.
The senior vice president and general manager of the mobile handset business, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Christopher Patrick said, “Snapdragon is synonymous with premium Android experiences. Our latest flagship Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G Mobile Platform will help deliver the premium entertainment, connectivity, and gaming experiences users deserve.” He also added, “We’re excited to see OEMs launch with products based on our highest performing platform.”