Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Specifications, Onboard Kyro 680 CPU
The company has detailed the specifications and performance capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC a day after making its announcement at the virtual conference during the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020. The Snapdragon 888 SoC is touted to offer 25 percent more power than 25 percent faster rendering and graphics rendering. compared to last year’s Snapdragon 865. The new chipset, which is designed for the flagship Android smartphones of 2021, also comes with the third-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modem to provide improved 5G connectivity on global networks. The Snapdragon 888 SoC is also equipped with a triple image signal processor (ISP) called the Qualcomm Spectra 580 that is 35 percent faster and more capable of capturing photos and videos.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Features
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, previously rumored to be Snapdragon 875, it is designed to provide faster connectivity via 5G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The 5nm chipset has a third generation Snapdragon X60 modem that provides support for 5G sub-6 and mmWave carrier aggregation to provide speeds of up to 7.5Gbps. The modem also uses Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology to provide 5G support to the world’s major networks. In addition, there is support for Global 5G multi-SIM to allow users to access different networks to manage their personal and work numbers while roaming internationally.
In terms of offering all-new Wi-Fi connectivity, the Snapdragon 888 SoC has the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 mobile connectivity system that delivers Wi-Fi 6 at up to 3.6Gbps, along with the new 6GHz capability over Wi-Fi 6E. . The same system also includes support for Bluetooth 5.2, along with dual Bluetooth antennas and the Qualcomm aptX suite.
The Snapdragon 888 SoC is designed to provide not only enhanced connectivity, but also enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) experiences. These come from the 6th generation Qualcomm AI engine along with the new Qualcomm Hexagon 780 processor. Qualcomm claims that the new AI Engine can deliver up to three times the performance per watt of improvement over the previous generation, at a rate of 26 tera operations per second (TOPS). AI Engine combines scalar, vector, and tensor accelerators to provide a fused AI accelerator architecture. There’s also the second-generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub that includes a dedicated low-power AI processor to enable features such as active display, elevation and activity detection, and audio event detection.
Specifically for mobile gamers, the Snapdragon 888 SoC comes bundled with Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming which is touted to provide high-quality HDR graphics, along with desktop-level capabilities. The chipset also brings variable speed shader (VRS) to mobile devices. It is touted to improve game playability by up to 30 percent. There is also Qualcomm Game Quick Touch which increases the responsiveness of the screen by up to 20 percent.
For photos and videos, the latest Snapdragon chipset comes with the Qualcomm Spectra 580 ISP, which is the first in the series with triple image signal processing. It is capable of capturing from three cameras simultaneously at a processing speed of up to 2.7 gigapixels per second. The ISP also supports 128fps burst shooting and allows users to capture three 4K HDR videos at the same time. Additionally, there is a new low-light architecture that is claimed to help capture brighter photos, even in near-darkness. The chipset also offers 10-bit color depth in HEIF format to capture vivid colors.
The Snapdragon 888 SoC comes with the Qualcomm Kryo 680 which is touted to provide up to a 25 percent increase in overall CPU performance over the Snapdragon 865 which had the Kryo 585 CPU. The new processing unit is also the first subsystem of Commercial CPU that is based on the ARM Cortex-X1 architecture.
Along with the new Kryo unit, the Snapdragon 888 includes the Adreno 660 GPU which is touted to offer up to 35 percent faster graphics rendering and 20 percent more power efficiency compared to the previous generation. There are also security features on the device that come from Qualcomm’s Secure Processing Unit and Qualcomm’s Trusted Execution Environment. To protect user data over wireless connections, the chipset supports the Qualcomm Wireless Edge Services cloud service, which is intended to measure the security of the device and its wireless connections in real time.
The Snapdragon 888 SoC also includes a new Type 1 hypervisor that is designed to secure and isolate data between applications and multiple operating systems available on the same device. Additionally, the chipset is capable of capturing cryptographically sealed photos that comply with the open Content Authenticity Initiative standard.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Specifications
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, based on Samsung 5nm process technology, carries a 64-bit Kryo 680 core based on ARM Cortex-X1 clocked at up to 2.84GHz, along with three Kryo 680 cores based on Cortex-A78 up to 2.42GHz and quad core Kryo 680 based on Cortex-A55 at up to 1.8GHz. The chipset also comes with the Adreno 660 GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, and Vulkan 1.1. For network connectivity, there is the Snapdragon X60 modem with support for 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz networks based on autonomous (SA) and non-autonomous (NSA) modes. The modem also includes multi-mode support for 5G NR, LTE, WCDMA, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM / EDGE networks.
Snapdragon 888 also includes the FastConnect 6900 system that brings Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, and 802.11 a / b / g / n, along with Bluetooth 5.2. Additionally, the chipset includes support for GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC, and SBAS. It also supports NFC.
Qualcomm has provided support for LPDDR5 memory at up to 3,200MHz, as well as LPDDR4x at up to 2,133MHz, along with a density of up to 16GB.
Snapdragon 888 supports display up to 4K at 60Hz or QHD + at 144Hz. It also supports HDR and HDR10 + standards. There is a Hexagon voice assistant accelerator for hardware accelerated voice signal processing. Also, the chipset includes the Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec. It also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 technology for fast charging.
Devices based on the Snapdragon 888 SoC will begin to debut on the market in the first quarter of 2021. However, companies that include Real me, Red magic, Nubia, OnePlus, XiaomiY ZTE they already have announced his plans to bring the new SoC along with its next generation flagships.