June 28 was the first day of MWC 2021, and Qualcomm has put a great start to it as the company revealed its new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC chipset. Qualcomm has claimed that the Snapdragon 888 Plus processor is superior in power to all of its predecessors.
The Snapdragon 888 Plus will be an improved version of the Snapdragon 888 launched last year in December. A fact to point out is that the Snapdragon 888 is the processor of almost all the flagship smartphones launched in the first half of the year and now, the Snapdragon 888 can be expected to be the chipset of flagship smartphones launching in the second half of the year.
Talking about the specifications, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus offers a prime core speed of up to 3.0 GHz (precisely 2.995 GHz) for the Qualcomm Kryo 680 CPU. Compared to this, the Snapdragon 888 provides a relatively slower prime core speed of 2.84 GHz. The new chipset comes with the 6th-generation Qualcomm AI Engine which delivers up to 32 TOPS performance gaining an improvement of 20% over its predecessor with up to 26 TOPS performance.
Besides these improvements, all other specifications of the new chipset are quite similar to its predecessor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus sports an Adreno 660 GPU, a Spectra 580 ISP and also a Snapdragon X60 5G Modem with a downlink up to 7.5Gbps. It is equipped with the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 that facilitates fast speed Wi-Fi download. The Spectra 580 ISP provides triple concurrent capture with up to 2.7 gigapixels/second parallel processing.
The processor supports a triple camera up to 28 MP, a Dual camera up to 64 MP and a single camera up to 200 MP, It is able to capture three 4K videos at once. The processor features AI-based auto-focus and exposure, and also low light architecture that benefits to click brighter photos, even when it is dark. The chipset sports Bluetooth v5.2 for better wireless connectivity and will also support Quick Charge 5 for fast charging.
Qualcomm has also confirmed that the flagship smartphones launching in the second half of the year will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus processor. Some of these smartphones include brands such as Vivo, Honor, Xiaomi, Motorola, and ASUS.