At the Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital, Qualcomm has announced foundational technologies for smartphones and how these technologies extend to the broader Snapdragon tiers as well as into important growth segments being transformed by mobile technology. These technologies comprises of Always On, Always Connected PCs, Extended Reality (XR) devices, Edge/Cloud AI products, 5G Fixed Wireless Broadband, etc.
The requirements and complexity of these diverse applications depend on innovation that comes from breakthroughs in the premium tier. While Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, compute, and infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., introduced the Company’s latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform; Lekha Motiwala, director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., shared an insight at the most premium offering that delivers the premium experiences users deserve.
According to Qualcomm, “Snapdragon 888, with the 3rd generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System, enables global compatibility by offering mmWave and sub-6 across all major bands worldwide, as well as support for 5G carrier aggregation, global multi-SIM, stand alone, non-stand alone, and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing.”
Moreover, the 3rd generation of Snapdragon Elite Gaming featured in Snapdragon 888 delivers Qualcomm Technologies’ most significant upgrade in Qualcomm Adreno GPU performance. Additionally, Snapdragon 888 will triple down on the future of computational photography and transform smartphones into professional quality cameras. With the faster gigapixel speed Qualcomm Spectra ISP, users can capture photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second or roughly 120 photos at 12MP resolution—up to 35 percent faster than the previous generation.
The event also showcased the power of Snapdragon 888 through a Radio-Controlled race car connected entirely by 5G mmWave. During this period, Qualcomm revealed that two race cars were connected to a private 5G network that was built with the help of Verizon and Ericsson and controlled over 5G using a Snapdragon 888 reference design with the Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System. The drivers controlled these cars from over a mile away and viewed live video of the track from afar using the amazing capture capabilities of Snapdragon 888.
“We are committed to further enhancing mobile entertainment in the 5G era and look forward to working closely with Qualcomm Technologies to continue delivering world-class mobile gaming and other experiences on the go,” said Mitsuya Kishida, president, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
“Snapdragon 888 is the most powerful mobile platform from Qualcomm Technologies ever. In addition to the industry leading 5G connectivity, it has brought groundbreaking breakthroughs and innovations in AI, gaming, and camera. I’m glad that our new flagship smartphone Mi11 will be the one of the first devices with Snapdragon 888. This is another cutting-edge product from us and will be loaded with various hardcore technologies,” said Lei Jun, Founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Xiaomi.
Besides these, the following OEMs provided their support for Snapdragon 888:
- Black Shark
Qualcomm Technologies’ innovation in the premium tier, coupled with the evolution of 5G, is accelerating and continuing to redefine immersive consumer experiences.
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