Earlier this month, Qualcomm officially unveiled the next-generation flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and unveiled a list of mobile phone manufacturers to be the first to launch smartphones with the platform. The list of 14 manufacturers includes Motorola and Lenovo.
Against the backdrop of the latest news that Xiaomi has removed the charger from the box with the Xiaomi Mi 11, the question arises whether other manufacturers will follow this path, but this photo does not allow us to estimate the thickness of the package.
Later, Lenovo officially confirmed that a new Motorola smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC will appear on the market very soon.
There are no details about the characteristics of this flagship yet, but given current trends, we should expect that the smartphone will receive support for a high refresh rate, fast charging and a good camera.
Snapdragon 888 is still inferior even to the iPhone 11 in performance
Qualcomm has recently shared the test results of a prototype smartphone based on the Snapdragon 888 SoC, which will be used in future flagship Android phones.
Despite the fact that these smartphones based on Snapdragon 888 will be released only in 2021; they may initially be inferior in performance to the iPhone 12 and even iPhone 11. This is indicated by comparison tables with the test results of Snapdragon 888, Apple A14, Apple A13 and other modern SoC systems.
The Snapdragon 888 scored 1135 and 3794 points in Geekbench single-threaded and multi-threaded tests; while the iPhone 12 Pro with the Apple A14 chip scored 1603 and 4187 points. The iPhone 11 Pro also scored better than Qualcomm’s prototype in the single-threaded test.
In the GFXBench test, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 prototype lost to the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 and even the iPhone SE. However, experts believe that after optimization, the performance of the Snapdragon 888 will increase.
If we compare it with Snapdragon 865+ and other SoCs for Android smartphones; then already at the prototype stage, Snapdragon 888 shows a noticeable leap in performance.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Official Benchmark Results Announced
Qualcomm announced yesterday the results of a number of industry comprehensive benchmarks for the Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform. The processor’s AnTuTu running score reached 730,000, and Geekbench single-core score is 1135 points; while the multi-core score is 3794 points.
For comparison, the current AnTuTu best score of the Snapdragon 865 is 671,000 points. It is calculated that Snapdragon 888 has increased by about 10%. Of course, the comparison here is the best result of Snapdragon 865 after one year of optimization. In this sense, the SND888 is not released yet. So there must be a lot of room for optimization.
For GeekBench, the SD888 scored 1135 points for single-core and 3794 points for multi-core tests. Compared with the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE equipped with the Snapdragon 865; multi-core and single-core increased by 18% and 26%, respectively. Compared with Kirin 9000’s single-core 1020 and multi-core 3710, the two are almost the same.
In addition, Qualcomm also provided the results of SD888 in GFXBench 5.0 and Manhattan 3.0. The 1080p off-screen score is 169FPS and Aztec ruins Vulkan 1080p / conventional off-screen score is 86FPS. This achievement performed very well, which was over 40% and 45% higher than the best results of the Snapdragon 865.
In these tests, the SD888 did not surpass Apple’s A14 Bionic chip. Although the API is different and the two achieve similar frame rates in the Manhattan GPU benchmark; the SD888 did not perform well in the Aztec test. Apple’s A14 processor only won by 7% in the CPU multi-core results. But in the single-core test, it expanded the lead to a staggering 41%.