The day before yesterday Qualcomm officially announced the new high-end SoC Snapdragon 888. The American chip manufacturer has now revealed all the technical details of the powerhouse. The competitors, especially Samsung with the Exynos 2100, which has not yet been introduced, have to dress warmly. Qualcomm equips the Snapdragon 888 with a lot of power.
As expected in advance, Qualcomm actually relies on an ultra-fast Cortex-X1 kernel with a clock rate of 2.84 GHz, which provides up to 30% more performance. In addition, according to the colleagues from AnandTech, there are three fast Cortex-A78 cores with a clock rate of 2.42 GHz and four energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores with 1.8 GHz. In addition, there is the new and even more powerful Adreno 660 GPU. This combination promises a lot of power.
The new image processor (ISP) in the Snapdragon 888 now theoretically supports camera sensors with a resolution of up to 200 megapixels and videos can be recorded with 8K resolution at 30 fps. Qualcomm is also now integrating the 5G modem X60 directly into the SoC. That was not yet the case with the Snapdragon 865 (+), since it was virtually connected externally.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 also offers support for the Wi-Fi 6E standard in the 6 GHz range, which is expected to take off in Europe in the coming year. The Quick Charge technology is now available in version 5.0 and can theoretically charge smartphones or batteries with up to 100 watts.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 will be found in several flagship smartphones in the coming year. Xiaomi and OPPO, among others, have confirmed in advance that their upcoming flagships will have installed the new SoC from Qualcomm.
You can find all further technical details in the following overview: