- Xiaomi has committed that the Mi 11 will launch with the new Snapdragon 888 SoC.
- Snapdragon 888 is the next-in-line processor to the Snapdragon 865.
- Mi 11 launch is tipped for Jan 2021.
Xiaomi has officially committed that the Mi 11 flagship phone will roll out with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset. At the Qualcomm 2020 summit, Lei Jun, Founder & CEO of Xiaomi confirmed that the Mi 11 will be powered with the new Snapdragon 888 SoC. The flagship processor will power high-end Android phones in 2021 and Xiaomi is one of the first brands to use the chipset while other names include Realme, OPPO, OnePlus, and more.
The launch date of Mi 11 powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset is yet to be announced, but the phone is tipped to see a launch in Jan 2021. Snapdragon 888 SoC processor follows the Snapdragon 865 chipset. It features a 3rd generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modem for 5G mmWave and sub-6 across all major telcos worldwide. The chipset also highlights upgraded Adreno GPU, 6th-gen Qualcomm AI engine, 144Hz refresh rate support, and faster image processing.
“Snapdragon 888 is the most powerful mobile platform from Qualcomm Technologies ever,” said Lei Jun. “In addition to the industry-leading 5G connectivity, it has brought groundbreaking breakthroughs and innovations in AI, gaming, and cameras. I’m glad that our new flagship smartphone Mi11 will be one of the first devices with Snapdragon 888. This is another cutting-edge product from us and will be loaded with various hardcore technologies,” he added.
The Snapdragon 888 SoC implements a new 6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine, with a completely re-engineered Qualcomm Hexagon processor that is said to execute the operation at an astonishing 26 tera operations per second. In addition, the chipset is rated to shoot photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second or approximately 120 photos at 12MP resolution, which is around 35 % faster than the previous generation.