The Mobile World Congress 2021 is live and hot in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and there are some exciting announcements coming our way. Let’s cut to the chase and present you the next Qualcomm mobile champion – the Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G.
As the name suggests, this SoC (System on a Chip) is a refresh of the current flagship silicon from Qualcomm – the Snapdragon 888. The company was able to tweak the Kryo 680 CPU and now it clocks up to 3GHz (2.995GHz to be super precise).
Total Operations Processing System (TOPS) performance is now 20% better than the previous model, bringing the number from 26 TOPS to 32 TOPS in the Snapdragon 888 Plus. Other specs and features remain largely unchanged – the Adreno 660 GPU is in charge of graphics, while the Qualcomm X60 takes care of that super-fast 5G connectivity.The FastConnect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System is on board with support for Wi-Fi 6 speeds of up to 3.6Gbps. The new Wi-Fi 6E standard, Bluetooth 5.2, and dual Bluetooth antennas are also supported. The Qualcomm Spectra 580 Triple ISP supports video recording at [email protected], 4K HDR, and all the bells and whistles we’re already familiar with from the vanilla 888.
Expect the Snapdragon 888 Plus to debut in Motorola, Xiaomi, VIVO, Honor, and Asus phones later this year, with Honor hinting that the chip can power their Magic3 flagship due to be released sometime in August.