The company introduced its next-gen flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC which is the latest from Qualcomm, which loads (once again) a fully incorporated 5G modem and RF front end in the form of the X60 chip. In the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 that was released last year, they dropped the X55 modem from the chip, but currently Qualcomm has actually added it onto the Snapdragon 888.
What does this mean? It indicates that every single Snapdragon 888-powered phone in 2021 and after, will certainly have first-rate 5G performance with many important upgrades from connectivity, AI, Camera, gaming, performancea and security.
Senior vice president and general manager of mobile, compute and infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies Alex Katouzian, said “The new flagship Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform will enable OEMs to further differentiate their devices and allows users to experience the latest cutting-edge mobile technologies.”
The brand-new Snapdragon X60 modem has peak download speeds of up to 7.5 Gbps while uploads reach a peak of 3Gbps– while you’ll also have the brand-new standard Wi-Fi 6E , and mor
Qualcomm’s brand-new Snapdragon 888 cpu is additionally made on the 5nm node, and it is powering the futur smartphones with up to 4K 60Hz or up to QHD+ at a monstrous 144Hz. The previous-gen Snapdragon 865 can power QHD+ at 120Hz, so the upgrade to 144Hz is a quit good.
Devices based on Snapdragon 888 are expected to be commercially available in the first quarter of 2021.