Qualcomm has just announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the Snapdragon 888+, its new top-end SoC for the latest generation of smartphones.
As you can already guess from its name, the changes of the Snapdragon 888+ with respect to the previous 888 are not significant, since we basically have small improvements in clock speeds by about 5% and its Hexagon chip is now more powerful when it comes to processing iA tasks. A minor update with few significant improvements in hardware and software, if we want to see substantial improvements we will have to wait for the next generation.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ is an Octa Core an Octa Core manufactured by Smasung in 5 nm where its most powerful core Arm Cortex-X1 jumps up to 3 Ghz although the 3 ARM Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55 maintain the speeds of its successor. We continue with the same GPU GPU Adreno 660 at 850 Mhz and a Hexagon 780 processor for AI that jumps to 32 TOPS.
The rest of the specifications are the same as those of the Snapdragon 888 and we have a Triple ISP Spectra 580 capable of managing photo sensors up to 200 MP, support for screens with refresh up to 144 Hz, LPDDR5 RAM and Quick Charge 5.0 fast charging. The 5G modem remains the same a Qualcomm X60 5G.
- The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC will soon land on the market where major smartphone brands have announced its adoption in their top of the range like the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 and HONOR Magic 3.