Qualcomm Launches A New Chipset With Speed Improvements.
Qualcomm recently announced its Snapdragon 888 Plus, at the Mobile World Congress 2021. The newer chip comes with a 2,995GHz Kryo 680 CPU core, which Qualcomm has optimistically rounded to 3GHz in its marketing. The newer chip offers an increase in performance compared to the regular Snapdragon 888 released earlier.
The Snapdragon 888 can perform 26 trillion operations per second for AI tasks and the Plus model will make it roughly 20 percent more powerful.
Compared to its predecessor which has a clock speed of 2.84GHz, the newer chip is pretty much the same as its non-Plus sibling, the big difference is that the clock speed has been increased to 2,995 GHz or 3.0GHZ.
These improvements will allow users to complete tasks better, such as streaming videos and playing games.
According to Qualcomm, smartphone manufacturers are working on more than 130 designs using the Snapdragon 888 and 888 Plus
Commercial devices that will use Snapdragon 888 Plus are planned to arrive in the third quarter of 2021. However, there is no definite schedule information regarding the presence of these devices.
Qualcomm still embeds the same 5G modem in the Snapdragon 888 Plus, namely the X60. The modem is claimed to offer speeds of up to 7.5 Gbps.
For now, several vendors that are known to be using Snapdragon 888 Plus are Asus, Honor, Motorola, Vivo, and Xiaomi. Only the device models that will use this chipset have not been revealed.