Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the chip of the future top of the range is here!

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During its annual event, which was exceptionally held on a digital stage to safeguard the health safety of organizers and participants, Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 800 series SoC that will move future top-of-the-range smartphones in 2021. The Tech Summit Digital 2020 it then opened by lifting the red cloth to the new one Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G.

Qualcomm officially announced Snapdragon 888 5G, the top-of-the-range SoC that will be used as the basis for the design of the top-of-the-range Android smartphones due out in 2021. The chip will almost certainly be used by the most popular products such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 (or S30?), what Xiaomi Mi11 and, as usual, all the other smartphones that will aim to put in the hands of users the best performances available on the market.

“Creating world-class experiences requires a relentless focus on innovation. It takes a long-term commitment, even in the face of immense uncertainty, ”he said Christian Amon, president of Qualcomm Incorporated. "It takes an organization focused on tomorrow to continue delivering the technologies that redefine premium experiences."

Although the specific technical details have not yet been communicated, this should happen tomorrow during the second day of Tech Summit Digital 2020, some have already been presented main informations on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform.

The mobile platform includes the third generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G RF-Modem, which allows connection to the new generation network using both transmission protocols mmWave and sub-6. The chip supports most of the global 5G frequencies and supports advanced features such as 5G carrier aggregation, global multi-SIM, stand alone, non-stand alone and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing.

The processor Qualcomm Hexagon inside the chip has been completely redesigned. There sixth generation of Qualcomm AI Engine improves again reaching a power of 26 TOPS (tera operations per second) while improving energy efficiency. There second generation of Qualcomm Sense Hub includes an always-on low-power AI processor that allows for the implementation of intelligent functions.

No data has yet been made public that we can use for a comparison, however the company has announced that it has done so Qualcomm Adreno's most significant GPU performance upgrade ever.

The Snapdragon 888 it will still improve the computational photography experience that smartphones can boast of in recent years. The new ISP Qualcomm Spectra it can record photos and videos at a speed of 2,7 gigapixels per second, roughly the same as 120 photos at 12MP resolution every single second, an improvement of the 35% compared to the previous generation.

“Xperia smartphones are equipped with Sony's advanced imaging and entertainment technologies, and it is essential that our products are powered by the latest Snapdragon premium mobile platform to provide our fans with best-in-class experiences. One of the entertainment experiences that we are very passionate about is mobile gaming, and we are overwhelmed by the incredible positive response we have received from fans around the world for the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II, "he said. Mitsuya Kishida, presidente di Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

"We are committed to further improving mobile entertainment in the 5G era and look forward to working closely with Qualcomm Technologies to continue delivering world-class mobile gaming and other experiences on the go."

"In collaboration with Epic Games, the OnePlus 8 series has become the first to allow Fortnite to be played at 90 FPS, an innovative mobile gaming development made possible by Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming," said Kyle Kiang, chief marketing officer di OnePlus.

"Over the past decade, from the first generation of Xiaomi mobile phones to the 10th anniversary masterpiece of the Xiaomi 10 series, we have joined forces with Qualcomm Technologies to bring the most advanced mobile experiences to users around the world," he said. declared Lei Jun, Founder, president and CEO of Xiaomi.

“Snapdragon 888 is the most powerful mobile platform ever made by Qualcomm Technologies. In addition to industry-leading 5G connectivity, it has brought groundbreaking innovations in AI, gaming, and cameras. I am delighted that our new flagship smartphone Mi11 will be one of the first devices with Snapdragon 888 “.

Further details, such as the complete technical specifications of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, should be unveiled by the American company tomorrow. 2th December.

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