Qualcomm explains why its new chip is called Snapdragon 888 and not Snapdragon 875

Tram Ho

On December 1, Qualcomm officially unveiled the Snapdragon 888 – its latest high-end processor. This is considered an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 865 chip introduced last year.

Initially, Qualcomm planned to name this chipset Snapdragon 875, but eventually changed it and launched it under the official name Snapdragon 888. Of course, this move is purely intentional and the reason behind. also quite interesting.

Qualcomm giải thích lý do chip mới của mình mang tên Snapdragon 888 mà không phải là Snapdragon 875 - Ảnh 1.

Qualcomm thinks Snapdragon 888 is the most premium name it can give its product. In Chinese culture, the number 888 represents luck and prosperity, something any company wishes to have on the path to success.

On the other hand, out of 14 of Qualcomm’s partners, 12 are Chinese smartphone makers. Amid the still tense US-China trade war, Qualcomm wanted to make sure it didn’t affect its partnerships with Chinese companies, so they chose the Snapdragon 888.

A few days ago, Xiaomi confirmed that the Mi 11 would be the first smartphone in the world to be powered by Qualcomm’s newly launched Snapdragon 888 chip. According to some sources, the handset will be launched at the end of December this year.

Qualcomm giải thích lý do chip mới của mình mang tên Snapdragon 888 mà không phải là Snapdragon 875 - Ảnh 2.

Besides Xiaomi, a number of other manufacturers will also launch smartphones using Snapdragon 888 chips early next year, including Black Shark, Nubia, OPPO, Realme, LG, Vivo, iQOO and OnePlus.

If you didn’t know, the Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset right now. It is powered by one Cortex-X1, three Cortex-A78 and four Cortex-A55 cores, along with the Adreno 660 GPU.

In addition, this chip is also integrated Snapdragon X60 5G modem, support mmWave and sub-6GHz with most popular bands in the world. Besides, it also supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and a few other features.

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Source : Genk