Snapdragon 888 5G specifications announced

Yesterday, the first day of Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020 was held, when partners spoke, whose goal was to praise the chip maker. And the company also spoke a lot about the importance of 5G, about what prospects and opportunities this technology opens up. And in continuation of the theme of fifth-generation networks, the Snapdragon 888 5G chip with the Snapdragon X60 modem was introduced.

At the same time yesterday the company did not go into the technical “jungle” of the new platform, limiting itself only to the promise that the new product is cooler than its predecessors and has a number of improvements. But today Qualcomm has unveiled the details of the Snapdragon 888 5G, which now has an integrated 5G modem and the Arm Cortex-X1 super-core is the decoration of the chip.

Snapdragon 888 5G details: super core, 5nm process technology and three cameras working simultaneously

The chipset has three clusters of cores with tuned Cortex cores, called the Kryo 680. In fact, the first unit contains one modified Cortex-X1 core with a clock frequency of 2.84 GHz, the second – a trio of Cortex-A78 cores with a peak frequency of 2.4 GHz and the third – a quartet of Cortex-A55 cores, overclocked to a frequency of 1.8 GHz. The increase in productivity compared to its predecessor was 25% and the energy consumption was reduced by the same amount. The new processor owes its improved energy efficiency to the 5nm process technology that formed the basis for its manufacture.

The Adreno 660 video accelerator has become 35% faster than the previous generation. And the sixth generation neural engine has become even “smarter”, they offered the FastConnect 6900 module with support for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, a Bluetooth 5.2 modem and support for fast charging Quick Charge 5 Installation of Snapdragon 888 5G will allow smartphones to offer LPDDR5 / LPDDR4x RAM up to 16 GB, UFS 3.1 flash drive, 4K displays with a refresh rate of 60 Hz or QuadHD + screens with 144 Hz hertz and cameras up to 200 megapixels.

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Snapdragon 888 5G details: super core, 5nm process technology and three cameras working simultaneously

Another pride of the processor is the Spectra 580, which accommodates three separate ISPs, allowing you to simultaneously receive images from three cameras. This solution also allows us to propose new photo processing algorithms aimed at improving the quality of images.

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