Qualcomm announces its next flagship Snapdragon 888 5G chipset

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Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon 888 5G processor at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, showing the first look at its next-generation flagship smartphone processor. The Snapdragon 888 will power the upcoming 2021 Android flagships from companies like Samsung, LG, Sony, OnePlus, and more.

The Snapdragon 888 SoC has been rolled out as the next-in-line processor to the Snapdragon 865. Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 features a 3rd generation Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF system, thus enabling global compatibility by providing mmWave and Sub-6 across all major bands worldwide. It has support for 5G carrier aggregation, standalone, non-standalone, global multi-SIM, and dynamic spectrum sharing.

The freshly-launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC comes with a 6th generation AI Engine that is claimed to take a pivotal leap forward in AI compared to the previous generation to further upgrade performance at 26 tera operations per second (TOPS). The new chipset gets a 2nd gen Qualcomm Sensing Hub that incorporates lower-power always-on AI processing for inbuilt & intelligent features. The 3rd generation Snapdragon Elite Gaming brings outstanding upgrades to Qualcomm Adreno GPU performance. With faster gigapixel Qualcomm Spectra ISP, users can shoot photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second which is up to 35 % faster than the previous generation.

More details about the Snapdragon 888 specifications are expected to be announced on the second day of the Qualcomm Summit.

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