And it will arrive in devices in the third quarter of 2021.
Phones are getting a speed boost. Qualcomm on Monday unveiled its newest, highest-end smartphone processor, the Snapdragon 888 Plus. The chipset supercharges the Snapdragon 888, which arrived earlier this year in premium phones like the Samsung Galaxy S21.
Qualcomm increased the clock speed on the Snapdragon 888 Plus’s CPU — the brains of the chipset — to 3GHz from 2.84GHz in the Snapdragon 888. The improvement will let phone users better complete intensive tasks, like streaming video and playing games. And Qualcomm also boosted the artificial intelligence capabilities by over 20%, making video calls and entertainment more immersive.