Earlier, some bloggers broke the news about the Snapdragon 888 Pro, claiming that it will be launched in the second half of the year. Today, this processor has finally been officially unveiled, but it is not called the Snapdragon 888 Pro, and it still uses the Plus suffix.
On June 28, Qualcomm officially released the Snapdragon 888 Plus processor. It is still based on Samsung’s 5nm process, and is also designed for a 1+3+4 three-cluster architecture, but its performance has been further enhanced.
The Snapdragon 888 Plus still uses the Cortex X1 super core, but the main frequency has been increased from the 2.84GHz of the Snapdragon 888 to 2.995GHz, which has already touched the 3GHz mark. In addition, it integrates three 2.4GHz A78 mid-cores and four 1.8GHz A55 small cores, and the GPU is still Adreno 660.
According to Qualcomm Snapdragon’s data description, the Snapdragon 888 Plus is equipped with Qualcomm’s sixth-generation AI Engine engine, and the AI computing power reaches 32 TPOS, which is a significant improvement compared to the 26 TOPS of the Snapdragon 888. However, it still uses Samsung’s 5nm process, and it is quite curious how the power consumption will perform after the performance is improved. I believe that with the experience of the Snapdragon 888, there should be corresponding optimizations in terms of power consumption, and you can look forward to it.
There is no doubt that with the emergence of the Snapdragon 888 Plus, the flagship phones of Android manufacturers in the second half of the year will naturally use this processor. The Snapdragon 888 Plus is expected to be officially commercialized in the third quarter, and manufacturers such as ASUS, Xiaomi, Motorola, and vivo have confirmed that they will adopt it.
Qualcomm released the Snapdragon 888 in December last year, which was the first domestic launch of Xiaomi Mi 11. It is not clear whether the Snapdragon 888 Plus was still launched by Xiaomi. According to the information leaked on the Internet, Xiaomi may launch its flagship product in August. It is suspected that the Xiaomi MIX4, which has been discontinued for two years, is expected to debut Xiaomi’s latest under-screen camera technology, which is the most concerned in the second half of the year except for the iPhone 13. One of the flagships.
This year, the competition in the Android mobile phone market is quite fierce. The Dimensity 1100 and Dimensity 1200 launched by MediaTek have a greater advantage in the mid-to-high-end market, forcing Qualcomm to launch the Snapdragon 870 to fight. Although the high-end market is still dominated by Qualcomm, MediaTek is already struggling to catch up, and it is said that there is a stronger Dimensity 2000 behind.
Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 888 Plus at this time, and once again enhanced its performance, it was also to stabilize its high-end market position. I hope this new processor can surprise everyone.