Snapdragon is a household name amongst smartphone makers and users alike.
It is almost a tradition for Snapdragon to make a flagship chipset with all the bells and whistle every year, then follow that chip up with a more powerful one, which usually has the PLUS name added to it.
Today we will be checking out the Snapdragon 888 plus chipset and how it differs from the Snapdragon 888.
To archive this, here is a table of comparison between the sd 888 vs 888 plus below.
|Feature||Snapdragon 888||Snapdragon 888 plus|
|CPU||CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.84 GHz|
CPU Architecture: 64-bit
|Qualcomm Kryo 680, up to 3 GHz, 64-bit.|
|GPU||Adreno 660||Adreno 660|
|AI Engine||Hexagon 780, 28 TOPS||Hexagon 780, 32 TOPS|
|Manufactured Process||Samsung 5nm.||Samsung 5nm.|
|WiFi.||FastConnect 6900, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 802.11/a/b/g/n.||FastConnect 6900, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 802.11/a/b/g/n.|
|Camera.||Spectra 580 ISP, Triple camera up to 28 MP, Dual camera up to 64 MP, Single camera up to 200 MP. 720p @ 960 fps, 8K @ 30 fps||Spectra 580 ISP, Triple camera up to 28 MP, Dual camera up to 64 MP, Single camera up to 200 MP. 720p @ 960 fps, 8K @ 30 fps|
|Display.||4K, 60 Hz, QHD+, 144 Hz.||4K, 60 Hz, QHD+, 144 Hz.|
|Modern.||Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF, 7.5 Gbps DL, 3 Gbps||Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF, 7.5 Gbps DL, 3 Gbps|
Difference in Features Snapdragon 888 vs 888 plus.
The real difference as showed in the table above is in the CPU speed which has increased from 2.8GHZ on the SD888 to 3GHZ on the SD888 Plus,
Also, the AI Engine speed on the SD888 is 28 TOPS, it has seen a mild increase of TOPS 32 on the SD888 plus.
Worthy of Note:
The SD888 was launched in November, 2020 and the SD888+ was made available in June, 2021.
Unlike previous generations of the “plus” variant of Snapdragon’s flagship chipsets that comes equipped with an overclocked GPU, its not so with the SD 888 plus this time.
There are numerous reasons why Snapdragon may have taken a different approach this time. Two reasons stand out.
1. The Imminent launching of SD895: The launch of the SD895 is nearing, as rumours and fine details are surfacing, the SD895 will be utilising the Samsung 4nm node.
2. Heating issues: No doubt, the SD888 has already pushed the limits of mobile computing to its extreme, SD888+ literally has no room to go any further, otherwise, it may become a ticking bomb inside a phone.
When to expect the SD888 plus on smartphones.
There are already smartphone manufacturers vying for the SD888+ chipset for their up coming devices. There should be a handful of devices from Xiaomi, Vivo and Samsung powered by Snapdragon 888 plus before the year ends.
Will you be getting a Device for the sd888+ in it?
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