Yesterday was the first day of MWC202. On this day, Qualcomm also officially released the long-rumored Snapdragon 888 Plus. Many netizens said that this should be the strongest 5G chip at present.
As can be seen from the name, this chip is an upgraded version of the previous Snapdragon 888, so what has been upgraded, and can it be said to be the strongest 5G chip at present?
In terms of performance, it must be the strongest 5G chip at present. After all, the Apple A14 does not contain a baseband chip, not a 5G chip. The chips of other manufacturers are Huawei Kirin 9000, Samsung is Exynos 2100, and MediaTek is Dimensity 1200. Of course, it is not as good as the Snapdragon 888 Plus.
So what exactly has this chip been upgraded? There are two main ones, the first one is that the main frequency of the big core has been upgraded.
Like the Snapdragon 888, the Snapdragon 888 Plus uses an X1 core, the Snapdragon 888 is 2.84GHz, and the Snapdragon 888 Plus is upgraded to 2.995GHz, which is 3GHz. From the frequency point of view, the performance Should have been upgraded by about 5%.
The second major difference is AI performance. The Snapdragon 888 Plus has achieved comprehensive performance improvement through frequency enhancement and software optimization. The computing power of the AI engine is as high as 32 trillion operations per second (32 TOPS). The previous generation chip is 26 TOPS, equivalent to more than 20% improvement in AI performance.
As for other aspects of the specifications are the same, the previous generation of Snapdragon 888 was said to have overturned, and this generation has not changed in terms of power consumption and heat generation that everyone is most looking forward to. Only then did it become clear.
According to the agency’s data, in the first quarter of 2021, although Qualcomm’s share in the mobile phone SoC field is only 31%, which is lower than that of MediaTek, its share in baseband chips is as high as 53%, and in the share of 5G baseband chips, it is more than 70%.
It can be seen that in the field of high-end chips, especially in the field of 5G chips, MediaTek is not yet a competitor of Qualcomm. In fact, from the release of domestic phones, we can also understand that the flagship phones basically use Qualcomm chips, and MediaTek uses more on mid-range and low-end models.
Therefore, this Snapdragon 888 Plus chip, regardless of power consumption and heat generation, is aimed at being the most powerful 5G chip at present, and will also be sought after by everyone. This is not because Asus, Honor, vivo, Xiaomi and other mobile phone manufacturers have already expressed their views , is developing products based on Snapdragon 888 Plus, and it will be available in the third quarter.