We have noticed that Qualcomm usually releases plus variants of their flagship chipsets 6 months after their original’s release.

By Sayyed Shehzer Abbas

Recent reports claim that Qualcomm will be launching its advanced version of their flagship chip Snapdragon 888 knows as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+. The ARM based chipset was found on the Geekbench listing which is a sign of the next generation processor.  

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 was announced on December 2, 2020. It will be completing its 6 months in July 2021 and according to Qualcomm’s track record, we can expect the release of Snapdragon 888+ by that time too.


As per this posting, the greatest change between the Snapdragon 888 and 888+ is the clock speed as we have seen in the earlier models too. The Cortex X1 core on the SD888+ runs at 3.0GHz contrasted with 2.84GHz on the old model. The remainder of the setup will be equivalent to prior to including four low-power Cortex A55 cores at 1.8GHz and three extra Cortex-A78 clusters running at 2.4Ghz. 

Because of the greater clock speed, the lead chipset had the option to score 1,171 in single-core tests and 3,704 points on the multi-core test. The score gap between these chips is not really new to the customers. It was noticed almost same between Snapdragon 865 and 865+ which was release a year ago. 


The upcoming chipset will be going against MediaTek Dimensity 1200. It is also expected to give a tough time to the Apple Bionic 14 but that is where the company need to improve their GPU. We likewise saw a slight lift in GPU clock speed and an improved FastConnect 6900 chip on the SD865+, so we can anticipate something very similar from the SD888+. 

There is not much else thought about the Snapdragon 888+, yet we can hope to hear more throughout the forthcoming weeks. As referenced before, the company will officially be launching this upgraded flagship chipset in July this year.