After yesterday’s preview, Qualcomm fully unveiled its new Snapdragon 888 chipset today. It’s a 5nm chip with next generation architecture. The first devices with the 888 will be out in Q1 of next year, several smartphone makers are already vying for who will be first.
There is a lot to cover, so settle in.
The 888 is the first chip to go official with the Cortex-X1 core (ARM’s base design has some Qualcomm tweaks). Compared to the A78, the X1 can execute 33% more instructions per clock, has double the SIMD hardware and the capacity of the L1 and L2 caches has been doubled as…