Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 888 Plus with slight performance improvement

The San Diego chip company, Qualcomm officially introduces the successor to the premium Snapdragon 888 – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5nm chip.

Well, this is not the first time we will be seeing the plus version of the company’s top-end processor, we also got the Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G after the Snapdragon 865.

Back to the news, Qualcomm released the Snapdragon 888 back in December last year, and with the newly launched upgraded version, the company promises more.

The Snapdragon 888 Plus promises a 5.2% increase in CPU Prime core clock speed, 209% increase in TOPS AI performance, and more.

It features Qualcomm Kryo 680 CPU Prime core clock speed at up to 2.995GHz, or you can cumulatively round the numbers up to 3.00GHz.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus

That is a slight jump from the 2.84GHz on Snapdragon 888, which was almost not the case with the Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 865+, which saw a massive increase from 2.84GHz to 3.1GHz.

It also arrives with a 6th generation Qualcomm Hexagon 780 AI Engine that can deliver up to 32 TOPS AI performance compared to 26 TOPS AI performance in the predecessor.

Similar to the Snapdragon 888, the plus version also arrives with 3x Performance CPUs at up to 2.42GHz and 4x Efficiency CPUs at up to 1.8GHz.

Aside from these major changes, the last six months bring no other change to the Plus version. It still supports Adreno 660 GPU clocked at 840MHz.

Even sports Snapdragon X60 5G modem with 7.5 Gbps top DL speed, comes with 4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz, and connectivity option includes Bluetooth 5.2, and USB 3.1.

There is support also for FastConnect 6900 enables all the latest Wi-Fi standards for fast-speed download when the user does not rely on mobile data.

With the Spectra 580 ISP, the processor supports a triple camera up to 28 MP, a Dual camera up to 64 MP, Single-camera up to 200 MP.

It can records video in different resolution, 720p @ 960 fps, 8K @ 30 fps. The first phones using the Snapdragon 888 Plus are due to ship around the third quarter of the year.

As usual, there is a usual line of Smartphone companies lineup for the Snapdragon 888 Plus, such as ASUS’ next ROG Phone, Honor’s Magic 3, and phones from Motorola, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

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