During the MWC 2021 keynote, Qualcomm has announced its latest chipset i.e. Snapdragon 888+. It is the upgraded version of Snapdragon 888. The chipset launched on 18th of June 2021. It is the most powerful mobile chipset yet.
Snapdragon 888+ is a 64-bit octa-core processor and is based on 5nm technology that gives better battery life. The processor comes with an all-new Arm Cortex X1 Prime core clocked at 3.0GHz, Arm Cortex A78 clocked at 2.42 GHz (3x performance) and Arm Cortex A55 efficiency cores with a base frequency of 1.8GHz (4x efficiency).
The one thing that’s not been upgraded this year is the GPU performance. The Snapdragon 888 comes with an Adreno 660 GPU @840MJZ running at extremely high frequencies and corresponding high-power draw. The platform is armed with the full arsenal of Snapdragon Elite Gaming features to harness the power of ultra-smooth responsiveness, color-rich HDR graphics, and mobile-first desktop-level.
RAM and Storage:-
Snapdragon 888 can support upto 16GB of RAM and talking about RAM speed, it can prop-up to 2133 MHz LPDDR4X and 2750 MHz LPDDR5 type RAM, which gives speedy system performance. Coming to the storage, it supports EMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 and UFS 3.1.
When it comes to imaging, the SoC can handle these camera setups: a single 200MP sensor, a single 84MP sensor with zero shutter lag (ZSL), a dual 64MP+25MP setup and triple 28MP sensors.
It supports 4K HDR video with Computational HD, 8K video recording at 30fps and 4K recording at 120FPS. It also supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP8, VP9. Slo-Mo Video Capture supports upto 720p @ 960 FPS. Color depth video capture is upto 10-bit.
This time Qualcomm has upgraded to 4K display at 60HZ refresh rate (2160×3840p), QHD+ display at 144HZ (1440×3360p) and also supports HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and color depth upto 10-bit.
The Snapdragon 888+ chipset has support for Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), mmWave(2×2 MIMO) and Sub-6GHz(100 MHz bandwidth) ; it uses the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X60 5G Modem-RF System. The maximum upload speed reaches upto 3 Gbps and maximum download speed reaches upto 7.5 Gbps. Bluetooth version 5.2
For WIFI connectivity, it uses the Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 system and Wi-Fi Spectral Bands of 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz.