Snapdragon 888 is official: Qualcomm’s most powerful processor for Android

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It was in October when the presentation date of Qualcomm’s next high-end processor was confirmed. A presentation in which Snapdragon 888 has already been made official. These months, the leaks pointed out that Snapdragon 875 was going to be the name of this processor, but Qualcomm surprises with a different name.

Tomorrow they will be revealed all technical details about Snapdragon 888Although Qualcomm has already wanted to give us a preview of this new high-end processor, which marks the beginning of a new era for the firm. A powerful processor that will deliver spectacular performance.

Maximum power

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Connectivity is key on this Qualcomm chip. As it has been made official, this processor uses Snadpragon x60 5G modem, which was made official at the beginning of this year. It is the brand’s first 5G modem, as well as being the first in a 5nm manufacturing process. It maintains compatibility with 4G networks and also provides 5G mmWave sub-6 networks globally. It has not been revealed yet whether the modem has been integrated into the SoC or not, tomorrow we will leave doubts. We are in this case with 5G SA and NSA, compatible with DSS and has channel aggregation.

Snapdragon 888 will be a processor to play with, thanks to its new Adreno GPU. The chip again incorporates Snapdragon Elite Gaming technology to deliver the best gaming performance. This makes it possible to rendergraphics at 144 frames per second,so it will give a great experience when playing. Also, the GPU drivers will be upgradeable.

Qualcomm has redesigned the artificial intelligence engine in Snapdragon 888. The renewed Spectra present in the processor has the capacity to reach 26 TOPS per second (tera operations per second). The firm has unveiled the second generation of the Sensing Hub platform, in charge of taking advantage of Artificial Intelligence by incorporating a new low-consumption processing, which remains active at all times, even with energy saving mode.

Snapdragon 888

As for photography, being a processor in this range, a lot is expected. From what has been confirmed so far, this chip is going to be able to capture photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second, which translates to about 120 12MP frames, which makes it 35% faster than the Snapdragon 865 introduced a year ago.


Like last year, the first model to use Snapdragon 888 is confirmed it will be the next high-end Xiaomi, the Mi 11. Also, other brands like LG, realme, OnePlus, OPPO, ASUS, Black Shark, Lenovo, Motorola, Sharp, Vivo and Nubia, ZTE have shown their support, so we can expect them to use it in 2021 .

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