Everything You Need To Know About Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 brings Artificial Intelligence advances. It enables more computational photography, CPU, and GPU horsepower on 5nm process technology. The platform is going to appear in smartphones during the first quarter of 2021.

Qualcomm recently launched its latest Snapdragon 888 5G platform with advances in connectivity, camera technology, and AI. Snapdragon 888 will be coming to the premium smartphones in 2021.

Ziad Ashar, the vice president of product management at Qualcomm, said the Snapdragon 888 aims to “always-on” use cases with shared memory to move the data with even better performance per watt.

The Snapdragon 888 now has a revamped architecture using 5nm process technology. Qualcomm said that its Kryo 680 processor boosts overall CPU performance by up to 25% with top frequencies of 2.84GHz.

Everything That You Need To Know About Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G

5G and connectivity advances. The 3rd gen Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System is integrated into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. There is support for 5G sub-6 carrier aggregation and is also mmWave for speeds up to 7.5 Gbps.

Dynamic Spectrum Sharing technology will be enabling Snapdragon 888 to support all significant networks globally. Snapdragon 888 supports Global 5G multi-SIM, which allows international roaming and even two numbers on the same phone.

Camera processing improvements up the premium ante. Snapdragon 888 also includes Qualcomm’s first Triple Image Signal Processor (ISP) to capture data from three cameras simultaneously at rates of 2.7 gigapixels/second. The platform, Qualcomm Spectra 580 ISP, enables the customers to use 120fps burst snapshots and even capture 3 4K HDR videos at the same time.

Qualcomm Spectra 580 ISP has a new low light architecture for more bright pictures and 10-bit color depth. Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 will be critical to the premium smartphone makers looking to maintain the pricing amid an onslaught of mid-range 5th Gen devices. Qualcomm is also aiming to make computational photography mainstream. The catch is that it is up to smartphone makers to tune the hardware to make cameras a competitive advantage.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
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Snapdragon 888 also supports the fastest Wi-Fi 6 speeds and the new 6 GHz capacity with Wi-Fi 6E along with its FastConnect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System.

AI advances due to a brand new engine and architecture. The platform has a re-designed Qualcomm AI Engine with Qualcomm Hexagon 780 processor. The AI Engine enhances gaming, photography, personal voice assistants, and connectivity. 

Qualcomm’s Adreno 660 GPU also delivers 35% faster graphics rendering compared to the earlier generation.

The enhancements in the security include Trusted Execution Environment, Secure Processing Unit, and Wireless Edge.

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