Qualcomm has revealed more details about the Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform and tie-up with some of the high-end 5G smartphone makers.
Smartphone OEMs such as ASUS, Black Shark, Lenovo, LG, MEIZU, Motorola, Nubia, realme, OnePlus, OPPO, Sharp, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE offered their support for Snapdragon 888.
Apple, Samsung and Huawei are missing from this list shared by Qualcomm.
Recently, Ericsson Mobility Edition November edition said the number of 5G subscriptions would reach 350 million by 2026.
Qualcomm revealed that Snapdragon 888, with the third generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System, enables global compatibility by offering mmWave and sub-6 across all major bands, as well as support for 5G carrier aggregation, global multi-SIM, stand alone, non-stand alone, and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing.
Features of Snapdragon 888
Snapdragon 888 has the potential to triple down on the future of computational photography and transform smartphones into professional quality cameras.
With the faster gigapixel speed Qualcomm Spectra ISP, users can capture photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second or roughly 120 photos at 12MP resolution — up to 35 percent faster than the previous generation.
The chipset houses the third generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System, enabling global compatibility by offering mmWave and sub-6 across all major bands worldwide.
It also offers support for 5G carrier aggregation, global multi-SIM, stand alone, non-stand alone, and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing.
Lekha Motiwala, director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, said that the new sixth generation Qualcomm AI Engine, with the completely re-engineered Qualcomm Hexagon processor, takes a pivotal leap forward in AI compared to the previous generation to improve performance, power efficiency in the Snapdragon 888 chipset.
“The platform is enhanced by the 2nd generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub, which incorporates lower-power always-on AI processing for intuitive, intelligent features,” Lekha Motiwala said during the two-day Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020.
The third generation of Snapdragon Elite Gaming featured in Snapdragon 888 delivers most significant upgrade in Qualcomm Adreno GPU performance.
During the keynote, Qualcomm demonstrated the power of Snapdragon 888 through a Radio-Controlled race car connected entirely by 5G mmWave.
Two race cars were connected to a private 5G network that was built with the help of Verizon and Ericsson and controlled over 5G using a Snapdragon 888 reference design with the Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System.
The drivers controlled these cars from over a mile away and viewed live video of the track from afar using the amazing capture capabilities of Snapdragon 888.
Smartphone maker Realme on Tuesday announced a new smartphone Race with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform.
In 2020, Realme was one of the first smartphone manufacturers to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform in Realme X50 Pro 5G, becoming the first 5G flagship smartphone in India.