Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has recently launched the world’s first Snapdragon 888 chipset-powered phone, Xiaomi Mi 11 at the 2020 end in its homeland, China. The Mi 11 flagship is currently the first smartphone with this chipset, however, it is expected to be joined by a number of other phones with this flagship chipset, shortly.
Popular tipster Digital Chat Station claims that there are a few more smartphones in the works with this specific chipset. The first one in the list will be the iQOO 7, which is officially set for a January 11 release. After this, Vivo will release the X60 Pro+ that will follow the rollout of the X60 and X60 Pro, both of which will get the Exynos 1080. All of these smartphones are tipped for January launch.
Digital Chat Station has additionally claimed that the Realme Koi with Snapdragon 888 will also release soon. Another smartphone to rollout around the same time as the Koi is the Redmi K11 (nicknamed Haydn). This phone is anticipated to be the Redmi K40 Pro and will be one of the most affordable Snapdragon 888 smartphones available in the market.
Afterwards, Qualcomm is tipped to bring the Snapdragon 888+ chipset in the second half of the 2021. But, an exact timeline for the rollout hasn’t been revealed by the tipster.
With the Snapdragon 888 5G, Qualcomm claims to have upgraded positively in AI performance. In fact, with the new chipset, the brand claims to have taken the biggest architectural leap forward in AI in its history. This is because the Snapdragon 888 5G brings with it a revamped 6th gen Qualcomm AI Engine that is powered by the fresh Qualcomm Hexagon 780 processor.
With the beginning of the next year when the Snapdragon 888 5G chipset becomes a centerpiece for flagship Android phones, it can be expected that the new AI Engine will help bring upgraded performance to multiple aspects of smartphone technology, including cameras, gaming, personal voice assistants, and more.