Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G Mobile Platform

Snapdragon 888 Plus
Snapdragon 888 Plus

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Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, an upgrade to the Snapdragon 888. It comes with improved performance and an improved AI Engine over its predecessor.

Snapdragon 888 Plus is a slightly improved version of Snapdragon 888. Kryo 680 CPU Prime core in Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G is clocked at up to 2.995GHz. So, there’s a 5.2% performance upgrade.

Snapdragon 888 PlusSnapdragon 888
CPU1x Cortex-X1
2.995GHz 1x1024KB pL2

3x Cortex-A78
@ 2.42GHz 3x512KB pL2

4x Cortex-A55
@ 1.80GHz 4x128KB pL2
1x Cortex-X1
@ 2.84GHz 1x1024KB pL2

3x Cortex-A78
@ 2.42GHz 3x512KB pL2

4x Cortex-A55
@ 1.80GHz 4x128KB pL2

Snapdragon 888+ is paired with the same Adreno 660. There is no upgrade in the GPU performance AI Engine in Snapdragon 888 could perform 26 TOPS while 888 Plus is capable of 32 TOPS. So, Snapdragon 888 Plus offers 20% better AI processing.

The new chip offers the same camera and connectivity features.

Snapdragon 888Snapdragon 888 Plus
CPU Cores1 x 2.84GHz Cortex X1
3 x 2.42GHz Cortex A78
4 x 1.80GHz Cortex A55
1 x 2.995GHz Cortex X1
3 x 2.42GHz Cortex A78
4 x 1.80GHz Cortex A55
GPUAdreno 660Adreno 660
AI EngineHexagon 780
26 TOPS
Hexagon 780
32 TOPS
5G ModemSnapdragon X60 (Integrated)
5G NR Sub-6 + mmWave
Up to 7.5Gbps down
Up to 3Gbps uplink
Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
Snapdragon X60 (Integrated)
5G NR Sub-6 + mmWave
Up to 7.5Gbps down
Up to 3Gbps uplink
Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
ConnectivityFastConnect 6900
Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
FastConnect 6900
Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
DisplayQHD+ at 144Hz
4K at 60Hz
HDR10+, 10-bit color
QHD+ at 144Hz
4K at 60Hz
HDR10+, 10-bit color
MemoryLPDDR5 up to 3200MHz
Up to 16GB RAM
LPDDR5 up to 3200MHz
Up to 16GB RAM
ISP14-bit Spectra 580
4K video at 120fps
8K at 30fps
14-bit Spectra 580
4K video at 120fps
8K at 30fps
Node5nm5nm

Asus, Motorola, Xiaomi, Honor, and Vivo have already confirmed to launch devices powered by Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset. We should expect the first Snapdragon 888+ device by the third quarter of 2021.

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