The first smartphone on the top-end Snapdragon 888 chip will be the flagship from Xiaomi. This is reported by the publication GizmoChina with reference to the CEO of the company Lei Jun.
The new processor for Android flagships, which is considered the most powerful in the world, was presented at the Snapdragon Summit 2020. At the end of the conference, Jun published a post on Weibo, where he stated that Xiaomi Mi 11 will be the first on the market to receive the new chip.
Reporters noticed that Xiaomi is also the first smartphone manufacturer to reveal the exact name of the future Snapdragon 888-based device. In total, 11 companies were named at the presentation of the processor, whose devices will receive the current processor. In addition to Xiaomi and its subsidiary Black Shark brand, Snapdragon 888-based flagships will be launched by ASUS, Lenovo, LG, Meizu, Motorola, Nubia, Realme, OnePlus, OPPO, Sharp, Vivo and ZTE. Samsung is not on this list – the authors believe that the company will either transfer all its gadgets to Exynos processors, or get a different version of Snapdragon.
The chip presented at the conference is the successor to the Snapdragon 865. It is equipped with a third-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modem, supports mmWave and sub-6 5G networks, displays with a display frequency of up to 144 hertz, simultaneous operation of several SIM cards.
The exact release date of the Xiaomi flagship has not been reported. According to journalists, the first devices based on the new chip will be presented in early 2021.