Qualcomm has wrapped up the new Snapdragon 888+ processor, and it’s basically the Snapdragon 888 but clocked up a notch, it is also the company’s most powerful SoC currently.
The Snapdragon 888 5G processor was first announced in December and is currently the chipset used to power up flagships. According to Qualcomm, the new 888+ SoC would power up flagships released in early 2022.
The new chipset boasts a 5nm fabrication process and improvements over its AI engine, and about 3GHz clock speed (to be exact, 2.995GHz) from its Kryo 680 octa-core CPU in comparison to the Snapdragon 888’s 2.84GHz clock speed.
The new Hexagon 780 AI Engine has a 20% improvement over AI performance compared to its predecessor. The new engine clocks at 32TOPS versus the Snapdragon 888’s 26TOPS.
Qualcomm said that the SoC is to be launched within the second half of this year, and it has confirmed that ASUS ROG, Xiaomi, Honor, Motorola and Vivo would be the first takers. For Honor, it has confirmed on their Twitter that the Magic 3 will be the first Honor device to be powered by this chipset