The popular mobile chipset maker already launched the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile chipset in the early days of December last year.
Now we got a new piece of information that suggests that the company is started to work on the Snapdragon 888 Plus and the same will come in 2021.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus, or Snapdragon 888+, is said to launch in the second half of this year.
We are yet to see many smartphones arrive with the Snapdragon 888 — the flagship SoC that launched in December — but reports of its Plus variant have already started.
According to the tipsters, we can expect the 888 Plus variant to arrive in the second half of 2021, which makes sense as Qualcomm typically has a mid-year refresh.
The tipster also claims that the US-based chipmaker capped the GPU frequency of the Snapdragon 888 at 840MHz to prevent OEMs from overclocking the chip on their devices. This means that the Snapdragon 888 Plus will likely be a small upgrade over the Snapdragon 888 — just like in the case of Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus.
Smartphones using Qualcomm Snapdragon 888:
Xiaomi Mi 11 is the only smartphone that comes with the Snapdragon 888 processor. The device has been launched in China.
There is no information as to when it will be coming to other markets. We are also expecting to see Samsung Galaxy S21 models coming with Snapdragon 888 in the US and other select regions.
Apart from these smartphones, the iQOO 7, which is officially set for a January 11 unveiling, and Vivo X60 Pro+, following the launch of the X60 and X60 Pro will also be using the Snapdragon 888 processor.
The Snapdragon 888+ is tentatively scheduled for release in the second half of next year, says the leakster, adding that Qualcomm capped the vanilla chipset at 2.84 GHz.