Qualcomm has shared the official Snapdragon 888 benchmark results. In comparison with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 series, the new Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform offers better gaming, better photography, and better performance.
The Snapdragon 888-powered phones expected to launch include the OnePlus 9 series, the Realme Ace, the Mi 11 Pro, as well as devices from Samsung, Asus, Oppo, Vivo, and others. The successor to Qualcomm’s existing Snapdragon 865 series, the Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform is designed for premium flagships and features better gaming, better photography, and better performance.
Snapdragon 888 Benchmark Results: AnTuTu and Geekbench
The tests are recorded from a special Qualcomm reference device equipped with a 6.65-inch display offering a 120Hz refresh rate and powered by a Snapdragon 888 5G processor with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The tests were repeated three times and the average score has been recorded.
There are several benchmark tests, including AnTuTu, GFXBench Aztec Normal and Manhattan 3.0, Ludashi AIMark, MLPerf, and UL Procyon.
Snapdragon 888 achieved an average score of 735,439 on AnTuTu (version 8.3.4). It has overtaken Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro+ with 698,654 points, the current top smartphone. The new version of this is also introduced in Vivo 5G and this is considered to be the game changer.
In terms of the GFX Bench results, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 comes with the new Adreno 660 GPU which has been able to manipulate the 86 frames per second (averaged) on the Aztec Ruins Vulcan test. Similarly, it can manipulate the 169 fps on the Manhattan 3.0 benchmark.
The Snapdragon 865 Plus achieved 133fps on Manhattan 3.0 on ROG Phone 3 runs. Both tests were carried out at 1080p resolution.
Lastly, the Geekbench (version 5.0.2) scores are 1,135 points in the single-core test and 3,794 points in the multi-core test.
The Snapdragon 865 achieved around 900 points on Geekbench’s single-core test and 3,400 points on the multicore test. However, the Snapdragon 888 performs about 20 percent better on Geekbench’s single-core score and about 10 percent better on its multicore score.
What’s New in Snapdragon 888’s Architecture, Features?
Snapdragon 888 5G platform sports 2nd generation Qualcomm Sensing Hub for Always-On AI processing and Qualcomm 6th generation AI Engine that sports a newly re-engineered Qualcomm Hexagon processor.
This microprocessor is capable of running up to 144 frames per second, with a Snapdragon Elite Gaming processor and a GPU with updateable drivers, as well as desktop forward rendering capabilities.
In terms of photography, the Snapdragon 888 will significantly reduce computational photography and, in the long run, turn the top-end smartphones into “professional quality cameras”.The Upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Benchmark.
Snapdragon’s new Spectra ISP chip can capture photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second (around 120 photos at 12-megapixel resolution), which is 35 percent faster than the previous generation.
Upcoming smartphones in 2021 powered by Snapdragon 888
The Snapdragon 888 is expected to power the next generation of flagships starting in early 2021. Here are a few Snapdragon 888 handsets expected in 2021.
The Realme Ace might be the first smartphone powered by Snapdragon 888. According to leaks, the handset could launch soon with Snapdragon 888, hence the name Realme 7 Ace.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor is expected to launch in December this year. Realme’s Xu Qi hinted at the possibility of an exclusive partnership between Realme and Qualcomm.
Realme will launch the top SoC in Realme Ace followed by Realme X60 Pro 5G, Realme X4 Pro, and more.
Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro
Mi 11 launch expected on December 29, before the end of the year, according to a recent Weibo tip. The devices are expected to feature a 108MP main camera and a curved display.
According to popular Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station, the display will have a punch hole on the top left corner. In another leak, the upcoming Mi 11 has a diagonal size of approximately 6.76 inches.
Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro will be the world’s first phones running on Snapdragon 888, according to other leaks. The current Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro offer dual-curved displays.
Redmi K40 Pro / Poco F3 Pro
As Redmi K30 Pro wears the latest Qualcomm flagship, the next generation Redmi K40 Pro will run on Snapdragon 888, which may come to India as Poco F3 Pro or Poco X3 Pro in 2021.
The device will be powered by Snapdragon 888 and feature a 120Hz display, dual-camera setup, 12GB RAM, 5G connectivity, and more.
Realme X4 Pro
A year after Realme launched the Realme X2 Pro with Snapdragon 855 Plus, the company will launch the Realme X3 Pro in 2020 with Snapdragon 865. The next successor, Realme X4 Pro, will be powered by the new Snapdragon 888 chip.
The Penta camera fever is hitting the X3 Pro, and next month Realme X4 Series will be hitting the development phase with two new devices: Realme X4 and Realme X4 Pro.
Realme X60 Pro
The Realme X50 Pro is one of the top-end 5G smartphones of 2020, supported by dual-mode NSA and SA 5G networks courtesy of the Snapdragon 865 processor. The successor will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor in 2021.
With upgraded internals, Realme X60 Pro 5G will continue to support dual-mode 5G connectivity. The Realme X60 Pro 5G will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8880 and support 5G.
Samsung Galaxy S30, Galaxy S30+, Galaxy S30 Ultra
There will be three devices in the series, which will be called Galaxy S30, Galaxy S30+, and Galaxy S30+ Ultra; they will have upgraded internals, various exterior changes including the optics.
The Galaxy S30 series may adopt the box-shaped modules for rear cameras with multiple sensors for different purposes, running on Snapdragon 888 chipsets in displays with Quad HD+ resolution.
OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro
A number of OnePlus models are already out and will be followed by the OnePlus Z series later in the year. Recently, the company has implemented a punch-hole design and equipped it with a Qualcomm processor. Next year OnePlus will offer two devices with Snapdragon 888 chips.
OnePlus 9 smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, expected to be available in mid-2021, probably in April 2021, globally.
Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6XL
Google hasn’t yet released the Pixel 5 series but will keep using Snapdragon 888 for its next Pixel phone. The Pixel Series isn’t found among smartphone buyers a lot, so Google has decided to give it a boost with Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 5XL.
However, despite being excellent smartphones, the Pixels never become the market leader, so a lot will depend on the upcoming Pixel 5 smartphones. In 2021, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6XL will launch with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset.
Samsung Galaxy Note 12, Galaxy Note 12 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 12 series will launch in 2021. Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 will power the Note 12 and Note 12 Plus in the US, and the Exynos chip will power the top-end models in other countries including India.
In addition to a 5G model, the Samsung Galaxy Note 12 series will have certain improvements over its predecessors. There will also be two models – a standard and a plus variant.
Optics-wise, Galaxy Note 12 is expected to have a multi-camera setup with a quad or Penta camera system under the hood as well as Snapdragon 888.
Oppo Find X3, Oppo Reno 4
In addition to Oppo, another BBK-owned company, Oppo has flagship smartphones running on Snapdragon, so it will definitely be upgrading with the upcoming Snapdragon 888.
In 2021, multiple Oppo phones will be powered by the Snapdragon 888, which will be a part of the current Reno series, or also the popular Oppo R series.
Here we aim in rolling out the latest Snapdragon 888 Benchmark with its features. Besides this, we have also included the list of phones that are coming with this new Snapdragon 888 chipset, the 5G Chipset.