At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit 2020, the San Diego-based chipmaker kicked things off by announcing that the Snapdragon 888—yes, three 8s—will be its official flagship processor that will power 2021 flagship Android phones.
While Qualcomm has yet to reveal the Snapdragon 888’s key features, it will use a 5nm-based, third-generation X60 5G modem (which is fully integrated into the processor this time), a 6th-generation AI engine, and a 3rd-generation of its Elite Gaming Platform. With the latter two, Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 888 will be able to capture 120 12-megapixel photos per second, which is around 35% faster compared to the Snapdragon 865.
As of this writing, Xiaomi confirmed that the upcoming Mi 11 will be one of the first phones to use a Snapdragon 888 processor.
Qualcomm will announce more details about the Snapdragon 888 during the second day of the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020.