Qualcomm launched Android’s toughest mobile chipset in December 2020 in the form of Snapdragon 888 SoC. It was launched as the successor of Snapdragon 865, but now, if reports are believed, Qualcomm is already testing the next version of 888 in the form of Snapdragon 888 Pro.
It was not even six months when Qualcomm launched their flagship chip, but they are already pondering to bring an even better version in the market, and this could power smartphones in the second half of 2021. Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo and Realme already used Snapdragon 888 SoC in their recent flagships smartphones.
The report floating online says that the first set of smartphones powered by this new Snapdragon 888 Pro mobile processors can be launched in the third quarter. At the start, Chinese manufacturers can be a part of it. The Snapdragon 888 SoC has a 35% faster performance compared to the Snapdragon 865 chipset. The latest chip is paired with Adreno 660 GPU and comes with 6th gen AI Engine.
The prime core, the Cortex-X1, is said to have a higher clock speed than that of the Snapdragon 888. The other cores might have the same speed. The GPU already has a high speed; thus, it will be difficult to think that it will have an upgrade.
Apart from this, it can also be heard that Snapdragon 700 series SoCs will not come into the market this year. Let’s see when the US-based Qualcomm offers this new mobile processor to the market and how it will disrupt the dominance boosted by Snapdragon 888 SoC.