Snapdragon 888 Plus
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC was announced as a flagship at MWC 2021. The new processor has been slightly upgraded to the Snapdragon 888 SoC, offering improved Qualcomm Kryo 680 CPU Prime core clock speeds up to 3.0GHz and 6th generation Qualcomm AI with up to 32 TOPS (Tera Operations Per Second) AI performance. The company claims that the engine has improved by more than 20%. Besides this, the new Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC is almost the same as the sibling model released in December last year, and the new model will enhance the new flagship released in the second half of 2021.
Difference Between Snapdragon 888 plus vs Snapdragon 888
The big difference is that the Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC has an improved Kryo 680 core clock at 2.995GHz. The 6th generation Qualcomm Hexagon 780 AI processor can offer 32 TOPS instead of 26 TOPS on today’s popular Snapdragon 888 SoCs. Everything else is almost the same. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus has an Adreno 660 GPU and a 7.5Gbps maximum DL speed Snapdragon X60 5G modem. Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 supports the latest WiFi standards for fast downloads. Qualcomm announced that a commercial device based on the Snapdragon 888 Plus will be announced in the third quarter of 2021.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Plus, with its Spectra 580 ISP, is capable of simultaneous capture in 3 with parallel processing up to 2.7 gigapixels per second. Capture 3 28MP photos or 3 4K HDR videos at a time, capture 120fps burst images with 12MP, provide AI-based autofocus and autoexposure, bright images even in the near dark. It offers a new low-light architecture that claims to help you to capture. The chipset also offers 10-bit color depth in HEIF format to capture vibrant colors.
Gaming and Others
The Snapdragon 888 Plus supports a complete suite of Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, including Variable Rate Shading for faster graphics performance and Qualcomm Game Quick Touch for improved display responsiveness. The chipset also provides Quick Charge 5 support that claims to fully charge the phone within 15 minutes. Connection options include up to WiFi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, and NFC. The chipset also includes support for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC, and SBAS. The Snapdragon 888 Plus supports up to 4K displays at 60Hz or QHD + at 144Hz. It also supports HDR and HDR10 + standards.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus specs at a glance:
- CPU: Qualcomm Kryo 680, up to 3 GHz, 64-bit.
- GPU: Adreno-660.
- AI Engine: Hexagon 780, 32 TOPS.
- Modem: Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF, 7.5 Gbps DL, 3 Gbps UL, global 5G multi-SIM.
- Wi-Fi: FastConnect 6900, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 802.11/a/b/g/n.
- Camera: Spectra 580 ISP, Triple camera up to 28 MP, Dual camera up to 64 MP, Single camera up to 200 MP. 720p @ 960 fps, 8K @ 30 fps.
- Display: 4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz.
- Process technology: 5 nm.
- Other: Bluetooth 5.2, USB 3.1.