The Snapdragon company has long dominated the processor manufacturing market. Qualcomm Snapdragon has made several changes in their new 8 Gen processor. Earlier Snapdragon 888+ had a heating effect despite being a very powerful processor. That is, mobile phones with these processors were heating up and doing CPU thermal throttling. So to reduce the heating effect, Snapdragon has brought the Snapdragon 888 Gen 2 in the market. The new Gen 2 processor is an advanced version of the previous Gen 1 processor. By keeping the same architecture, clock speed and other internals have been changed to create a more advanced efficient processor. This new Snapdragon 888 CPU and GPU are made more power efficient, better fabrication, energy efficient and low heating.
This second generation processor is also built on a 4 nanometer architecture made by TSMC company like the previous generation. This new CPU is also built on 64 bit architecture. However, there has been some change in the CPU Core. The previous Snapdragon 888 Gen 1 has a primary core, three performance cores and four efficient cores.
The current gen 2 CPU has one primary core Cortex X3 (3.2 GHz), four performance cores 2 Cortex A715 (2.8 GHz), 2 Cortex A710 (2.8 GHz) and three efficient cores Cortex A510 (2.0 GHz).The advanced Gen 2 processor comes with Hexagon architecture and has an all new dual AI processor.
According to Qualcomm this gen 2 processor is 40% more power efficient than the previous generation. The new Adreno 740 GPU also performs 25% faster and 40% power efficient. This processor is a big find for gamers because it has all the advanced features of the game like Real time rate racing, HDR 10 gaming, Alite gaming engine, etc.
Snapdragon also improves its cellular section. The latest processor comes with the Snapdragon X70 5G modem. It provides 3.5 GBPS upload speed and 10 GBPS download speed. This integrated modem can keep two 5G sims running simultaneously. Also can keep a 5G and a 4G sim active simultaneously.
Most advanced features of snapdragon 888 gen 2
This processor is also very advanced in terms of connectivity. Around the world where wifi 6 and 6E are not yet fully launched, snapdragon 888 gen 2 processor supports wifi 7. It also supports bluetooth 5.3. Apart from this, this gen 2 processor has the latest UFS 4.0 storage option. So it is possible to load games and other application software in moments.
Currently this processor is capable of processing 200 MP still and 4K 120Hz video according to the latest camera sensors from Samsung and Sony.
In this Snapdragon 888 gen 2 processor, Qualcomm has given all sorts of advanced features that put it ahead of other companies. But then don’t think that the latest Android Snapdragon 888 Gen 2 phone you bought will support all the modern features of the processor. In fact, even if your phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Gen 2 processor, you will find several features locked. Because phone manufacturing companies have to buy licenses separately for them. As a result the total costing increases a lot.
Many times it is seen that despite having the latest processor in your phone, the performance of your phone is not as expected. The main reason is that the software of your phone is not optimized according to the hardware. So compatibility of software and hardware is very necessary.
Details Specification of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Gen 2
Name of the processor
Snapdragon 888 Gen2
64 bit octa core, (1+2+2+3)
1 x cortex X3 (3.2 GHz),
2 x cortex A715 (2.8 GHz) [64bit app],
2 x cortex A710 (2.8 GHz)[32bit app, 3 x cortex A510 (2.0 GHz),
Adreno 740, 20% Boost than previous generation
RAM and Storage
LPDDR 5X 4200MHz, LPDDR5 3200MHz, LPDDR4X 2133MHz, UFS 4.0, UFS 3.1 AND 3.0
Triple 18-bit ISP sensor, Single camera- 200MP, Dual Camera- 64MP+36MP, Triple camera- 36MP
8K - 30FPS, 4K - 120FPS, FHD - 240FPS, 720P - 960FPS
WIFI 7 and Bluetooth 5.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 5G Modem