Qualcomm’s newest high-end flagship chipset, The Snapdragon 888 Plus, Officially unveiled. Like its predecessors, it only offers an upgrade over the regular Snapdragon 888. It is quite surprising that Qualcomm is moving ahead with the launch of the Snapdragon 888 Plus due to a shortage of global semiconductors. This is a lot higher than the slightly faster CPU clock speed and improved AI performance. The latter is Qualcomm’s focal point for the Snapdragon 888 Plus, as it has grown The performance of the 6th General Qualcomm AI engine ranges from 26 TOPS (trillion operations per second) to 32 TOPS. Other than that, everything is the same as Snapdragon 888.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Plus features
As mentioned above, the Snapdragon 888 Plus offers high CPU clock speed, but only one of its cores. The ‘Prime’ Cortex-X1 Core is now at 3.0GHz (as opposed to 2.8GHz on the Snapdragon 888. The Adreno 660 GPU is largely untouched, placing its place on the gaming smartphone stock, with everything else including its X60 5G modem and Spectra 560 ISP. Most are the same.
Qualcomm says we need to look at smartphones running the Snapdragon 888 Plus in Q3 2021. It is difficult to say for sure which smartphone will introduce the hardware at first, but if previous leaks are true, it could be Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Which will be launched in August. Honor has confirmed that the Magic 3 flagship will rock the new Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset. However, Xiaomi (or any other Chinese OEM for that matter) may step in and steal Samsung Thunder. Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo, and Asus are also planning to launch phones with the SD888 Plus chipset.