Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 will power Android flagships in 2021

Qualcomm unveils the new chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 at the annual Qualcomm Tech Summit with improvements for the 5g connection.
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This is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Qualcomm unveils the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 at the annual Qualcomm Tech Summit. The chipset has to make many improvements for the 5g connection. For example, there is now room for a fully integrated 5g modem, in contrast to the Snapdragon 865. This chip required manufacturers to install a separate chip for 5g.

The Snapdragon 888 works with the Qualcomm X60, which was announced earlier this year. This is the successor to the X55 modem. The new processor is made according to the 5nm process and is more energy efficient than its predecessors. As a result, phones that use 5g must last longer on a full battery. At least that’s the promise.

In addition, the company has of course also implemented other changes. For example, there is now the sixth-generation AI Engine, which also means that there should be noticeable progress in terms of performance and battery consumption in the context of tasks related to artificial intelligence. In addition, the manufacturer promises that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 offers a “significant upgrade” at the graphics level, thanks to the renewed Adreno-GPU (graphics processing unit). Unfortunately, the company has not yet announced what exactly this upgrade entails. But we can imagine that games not only look better on smartphones with the processor on board, but also run nice and smooth.

Changes have also been announced in the field of photography. The processor can take about 120 photos per second with a twelve megapixel sensor, thanks to an improved image signal processor that now works 35 percent faster. It is expected that the Samsung Galaxy S21 soon one of the first devices with the processor on board. After that, devices from Sony, OnePlus, LG and more will follow.