The great smartphone chipset manufacturer Qualcomm introduces its latest flagship Snapdragon 888 5G mobile chipset, these can be seen in new upcoming smartphone from Asus, Mi, Oneplus and many other smartphone making companies in 2021.
This year it comes with more efficient 5G, better AI, gaming, and camera improvements that can now compete with the professional-level camera, more intelligent personal assistant, it comes with advanced 5G connectivity with more refining experience, consol level quality cloud gaming like Stadia, and more
The new flagship chipset Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform will enable OEMs to further differentiate their devices and allows users to experience the latest cutting edge mobile technologies that will be more efficient
Snapdragon 888 Key Features
Connectivity in SD 888
Snapdragon 888 chipset is the world’s most advanced platform that implements 5G, with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth audio for enhanced mobile experiences for connectivity. Integrated 3rd generation Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System enables support for 5G sub-6 carrier aggregation and (mm)Wave to deliver the world’s fastest commercially available 5G speeds, up to 7.5 Gbps.
The Modem-RF System also supports superior coverage across virtually all major networks(AT&t etc) worldwide – including nationwide 5G all because of the use of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing technology. Snapdragon 888 is also unique in supporting Global 5G multi-SIM/Dual sim 5G, which allows for international roaming, managing personal and work numbers on the same phone, or optimizing monthly subscription costs.
This platform includes the recently debuted Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System, supporting the fastest Wi-Fi 6 speeds of any mobile Wi-Fi offering in the industry (up to 3.6 Gbps), as well as new 6 GHz capacity with Wi-Fi 6E. FastConnect 6900 also delivers a new class of crisp, reliable, and responsive audio experience with support for Bluetooth 5.2, dual Bluetooth antennas, Qualcomm aptX suite, broadcast audio, and advanced modulation & coding optimizations.
All about AI
Snapdragon 888 re-designed 6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine with the new Qualcomm Hexagon 780 processor enables premium experiences that blend AI with professional cameras, personal voice assistants, elite gaming, lightning-fast connectivity, and more.
The platform is enhanced by the 2nd generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub, which integrates a dedicated low-power AI processor to enable use cases like screen awake, lift and activity detection, and audio event detection.
the new Qualcomm AI Engine Direct software will provide developers the flexibility to run their next-generation on-device AI-powered apps at full-throttle.
Snapdragon 888 mobile devices will now compete with professional quality cameras. the first Snapdragon with a Triple Image Signal Processor (ISP), capable of capturing from three cameras simultaneously at breakneck processing speeds—up to 2.7 gigapixels per second.
Users now can also enjoy 120fps burst snapshots for capturing ultra-fast high-resolution action shots or capture three 4K HDR videos at the same time.
Also a new low light architecture, for brighter photos, even in near darkness (.1 LUX). photo capture in 10-bit color depth in the HEIF format – so you can capture photos in over a billion shades of color.
Gaming Era for Upcoming Smartphones
Snapdragon 888 is coupled with the full Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming arsenal. Users can feel the power of ultra-smooth play at the highest HDR quality graphics, with desktop-level capabilities all in smartphones. Snapdragon 888 delivers Variable Rate Shading (VRS) for the first time to mobile devices.
In comparison to the prior generation, VRS improves game rendering by up to 30% for mobile’s most immersive experiences, while also improving power.
Qualcomm’s Game Quick Touch increases responsiveness by up to 20%, dramatically lowering touch latency and giving the ultimate advantage in multiplayer games.
With the speeds and low latencies that 5G and Wi-Fi 6 deliver, elite gamers can embrace or compete in real-time for global competition.
Snapdragon 888 using the most advanced 5nm process technology, allowing breakthrough performance and excellent power efficiency. The Qualcomm Kryo 680 generates up to a 25% betterment in overall CPU performance and allows top frequencies of up to 2.84GHz. It is also the first commercial CPU subsystem to be based on the Arm Cortex-X1. The Qualcomm Adreno 660 GPU achieves and delivering up to 35% faster graphics rendering compared to the previous generation. More importantly, the Kryo 680 and Adreno 660 are now able to maintain their performance over long periods of time.
Is it Secure ??
Snapdragon 888 now includes many security measures for keeping user data private and secure including Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit, Qualcomm Trusted Execution Environment, and support for Qualcomm Wireless Edge Services, a cloud service that Snapdragon can interact with for apps and services to measure the security of the devices and its wireless connections in real-time for secure experiences.
Snapdragon 888 features a new Type-1 Hypervisor, which provides a new way to secure and isolate data between apps and multiple operating systems on the same device.
Moreover , in collaboration with Truepic, Snapdragon 888 can capture cryptographically-sealed photos that are compliant with the Content Authenticity Initiative standard, an open standard for digital content provenance led by Adobe.
For more information, you can visit the official site of Qualcomm: https://www.qualcomm.com/documents/qualcomm-snapdragon-888-mobile-platform-product-brief