Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform unveiled – Full Specifications

At the Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital, Qualcomm has take wraps of its latest flagship mobile processor called Snapdragon 888.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is paired with 3rd Generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modem-RF system which brings compatibility for mmWave and Sub-6 bands world wide. It has 5G carrier aggregation, global multi-SIM, Stand Alone, Non-stand alone and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing.

The Snapdragon 888 SoC comes with new 6th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine and a completely re-engineered Qualcomm Hexagon processor. It delivers an astonishing 26 tera operations per seconds (TOPS). Additionally, it has 2nd Generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub with lo-power always-on AI Processing.

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It has 3rd Generation Snapdragon Elite Gaming that delivers dozens of mobile-first technologies to smartphones including updatable GPU drivers. The Snapdragon 888 SoC has faster gigapixel speed Qualcomm Spectra ISP which allows user to capture photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second or roughly 120 photos at 12MP resolution (35% faster than previous generation).

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Specifications

  • Process: Samsung 5nm (5LPE) process technology
  • CPU: Kryo 680 CPU
    • Up to 2.84 GHz with ARM Cortex-X1 technology
    • 64-bit Architechture
    • Octa-cores (up to 1.84GHz Kryo 680 ARM Cortex-X1 based x 1 + up to 2.42GHz Kryo 680 ARM A78 based performance x 4 + 1.8GHz Kryo 680 ARM A55 based efficiency)
  • Visuals and Graphics: Adreno 660 GPU
    • Vulkan 1.1 API support
    • HDR gaming (10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut)
    • Physically Based Rendering
    • API Support: OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1
    • Hardware-accelerated H.265 and VP9 decoder
    • HDR Playback Codec support for HDR10+, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision
  • Memory:
    • Support for LP-DDR5 memory up to 3200 MHz
    • Support for LP-DDR4x memory up to 2133 MHz
    • Memory Density: up to 16 GB
  • Artificial Intelligence: Hexagon 780 processor
    • Fused AI Accelerator
    • Hexagon Tensor Accelerator
    • Hexagon Vector eXtensions
    • Hexagon Scalar Accelerator
    • Qualcomm Sensing Hub (2nd Generation)
  • Display:
    • On-device display support
      • 4K @ 60Hz
      • QHD+ @ 144Hz
    • Maximum External Display support: up to 4K @ 60Hz
      • 10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut
      • HDR10 and HDR10+
      • Demura and subpixel rendering for OLED Uniformity
  • 5G Modem-RF system:
    • Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System
    • 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, FDD, TDD
    • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
    • mmWave: 800 MHz bandwidth, 8 carriers, 2×2 MIMO
    • Sub-6 GHz: 200 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO
    • Qualcomm 5G PowerSave
    • Qualcomm Smart Transmit technology
    • Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking
    • Qualcomm AI-Enhanced Signal Boost
    • Global 5G multi-SIM
    • Downlink: Up to 7.5 GbpsUplink: Up to 3 Gbps
    • Multimode support: 5G NR, LTE including CBRS, WCDMA, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Camera:
    • Qualcomm Spectra 580 Image Signal Processor
      • Triple 14-bit ISPs
      • Up to 2.7 Gigapixels per Second computer vision ISP (CV-ISP)
      • Up to 200 Megapixel Photo Capture
      • Up to 28 MP triple camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
      • Up to 64+25 MP dual camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
      • Up to 84 MP single camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
    • Rec. 2020 color gamut photo and video capture
    • Up to 10-bit color depth photo and video capture
    • 10-bit HDR HEIF photo capture
    • 4K Video Capture + 64 MP Photo
    • 8K Video Capture @ 30 FPS
    • Slow-mo video capture at 720p @ 960 FPS
    • HEIF: HEIC photo capture, HEVC video capture
    • Video Capture Formats: HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
    • 4K Video Capture @ 120 FPS
    • 4K HDR Video Capture with Portrait Mode (Bokeh)
    • Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR)
    • Real-time object classification, segmentation, and replacement
    • Locally compensated Multi-Frame Noise Reduction
    • Multi-Frame and Staggered HDR sensor support
    • Low light photography architecture
    • Video super resolution
    • AI-based auto-focus and auto-exposure
    • Advanced HW-based face detection with deep learning filter
  • Audio:
    • Hexagon Voice Assistant Accelerator for hardware accelerated voice signal processing
    • Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec (Up to WCD9385)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback: -108dB
    • Native DSD support, PCM up to 384 kHz/32-bit
    • Customizable “Golden Ears” filter
    • New Qualcomm Aqstic smart speaker amplifier (up to WSA8835)
  • Security:
    • Platform Security Foundations, Trusted Execution Environment & Services, Secure Processing Unit (SPU)
    • Qualcomm wireless edge services (WES) and premium security features
    • Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor and Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max (fingerprint sensor)
    • Qualcomm Type-1 Hypervisor
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth:
    • FastConnect 6900 System
      • Wi-Fi Standards: Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), 802.11a/b/g/n
      • Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz
      • Peak speed: 3.6 Gbps
      • Channel Utilization: 20/40/80/160 MHz
      • 8-stream sounding (for 8×8 MU-MIMO)
      • MIMO Configuration: 2×2 (2-stream)
      • MU-MIMO (Uplink & Downlink)
      • 4K QAM
      • OFDMA (Uplink & Downlink)
      • Dual-band simultaneous (2×2 + 2×2)
      • Wi-Fi Security: WPA3-Enterprise, WPA3-Enhanced Open, WPA3 Easy Connect, WPA3-Personal
    • Integrated Bluetooth
      • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.2
      • Bluetooth features: LE Audio Features (one-to-many broadcast), Dual Bluetooth antennas
      • Bluetooth audio: Qualcomm aptX Voice audio for crystal-clear voice calls, aptX Adaptive audio for robust, low latency, high quality audio, Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Mirroring
  • Charging: Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 Technology

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 will be used by several OEMs including ASUS, Black Shark, Lenovo, LG, Meizu, Motorola, Nubia, Realme, OnePlus, OPPO, Sharp, VIVO, Xiaomi and ZTE.

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