Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is rumored to launch today in the chipmaker’s Tech Summit 2020 event which lasts from December 1-2. The chip is going to bring improved performance, better image processing, and faster connectivity to flagship devices from companies like Samsung, OnePlus, and more. Furthermore, the chip will now be based on the 5nm process, similar to other big players in the smartphone industry like Apple and their A14 Bionic. If you’re interested in the new processor you can watch the day one live stream down below:
Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth also mentioned the new flagship processor in a tweet stating “Qualcomm 8_ _”, which we believe will feature in their rumored new lineup. Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm, also posted a tweet with him supposedly holding a processor, which he mentioned was a sneak peek into what’s to be announced.
While the chipset was initially expected to be called the Snapdragon 875, following the previous naming convention of flagship processors. However, Gizmochina recently uncovered sources claiming otherwise. We believe the new naming convention is Qualcomm’s way of teasing a big leap in the processor’s capabilities from previous generations.
The new processor will also address mobile gaming, with PUBG mobile commentator and Youtuber Jason Kaplan speaking at the event. 5G should also be a major talking point in the event, making the technology more convenient and widespread. Another important feature that Qualcomm will be covering will be photography, with 8K video capture being touted as a major feature in the new processor.