Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro under testing, to launch in Q3, 2021

According to leaks, Qualcomm is working on all new Snapdragon 888 Pro processor. The chipset is likely to launch in Q3, 2021.

Qualcomm, a global semiconductor powerhouse, unveiled the Snapdragon 888 SoC, its top-tier chipset, in December 2020. This processor is now the heart of the world’s leading Android flagships, delivering unparalleled performance. Yet, Qualcomm’s innovation journey continues. Industry whispers suggest that a more robust iteration, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro, is in the pipeline. This enhanced chipset is rumored to be undergoing rigorous testing, poised to elevate smartphone performance to new heights.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro Specifications (Expected)

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro is likely to be a high-performance mobile processor designed for premium smartphones and tablets. It will be releasing later this year. According to rumors, this processor will be manufactured using the advanced 5 nm process technology.



Furthermore, the chipset will be featuring an octa-core CPU divided into three clusters. In its architecture the most powerful Cortex-X1 core operating at a peak of 3.0 GHz. Also Read – Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 on upcoming OnePlus 11; confirms company

The Snapdragon 888 Pro will be an evolution of its predecessor, the Snapdragon 888. As we all know, the flagship Snapdragon 888 already powers many flagship Android devices. The Pro version is likely to offer significant performance enhancements. The chipset will be including improvements in CPU and GPU capabilities, AI processing power, and 5G connectivity.

  • Improved Performance

With the Snapdragon 888 setting a high benchmark by offering a 25% increase in CPU performance and a 35% increase in GPU performance, the Pro variant is likely to push these boundaries even further. Also Read – MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset to debut in India with Realme 5G smartphone

In addition to raw performance, the Snapdragon 888 Pro is likely to enhance certain features. These features include such as camera functionality, gaming experiences, and overall device efficiency. This chipset is poised to be the cornerstone for the next generation of Android flagships. Thus, offering users faster processing, more responsive gaming, and advanced AI capabilities.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro news leaked by Digital Chat Station
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro news leaked by Digital Chat Station

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro, a cutting-edge mobile processor, is set to surpass its predecessor, the Snapdragon 888 SoC. According to reports, the Snapdragon 888 Pro could offer enhanced performance capabilities. As reported by the renowned tech insider, Digital Chat Station, this new chipset may feature a higher frequency or an increased clock speed.



The Snapdragon 888 Pro is likely to make its grand entrance sometime between July and September. Unlike its former exclusive variants, this upgraded chipset is expected to be more widely available, broadening its impact on the smartphone industry. Also Read – Realme could be working on Snapdragon 870 powered smartphone

Overclocked Qualcomm Processors

Qualcomm, renowned for its expertise in mobile technology, consistently updates its chipset lineup, enhancing the performance of high-end smartphones. The Snapdragon 821 and Snapdragon 855 Plus are prime examples of Qualcomm’s strategy to boost clock speeds in its chipsets.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, a turbocharged version of the Snapdragon 865 SoC, features an overclocked 3.2GHz Kryo 585 CPU core. Henceforth, delivering top-tier performance. This strategy has led to a surge in demand for high-performance smartphones. Also Read – MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Dimensity 8000 and Dimensity 1300 chipsets launched

Leading OEMs are now equipping their premium models with the Snapdragon 870 chipset. Notable smartphones like the Vivo X60Vivo X60 ProXiaomi Mi 11XOnePlus 9R, and IQOO 7 all boast the enhanced capabilities of the overclocked Snapdragon 870 chip. Thus, offering users a superior mobile experience.



Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro: In Making

The upcoming Snapdragon 888 Pro is likely to be the powerhouse behind future gaming smartphones. Brands such as OnePlus and Xiaomi are planning to integrate this advanced chipset into their flagship devices slated for release in Q4, 2021. Also Read – Xiaomi is working on its own 5G chipset for upcoming smartphone lineup

Despite its prowess, the Snapdragon 888 Pro may inherit the thermal challenges of its predecessor, the Snapdragon 888, which faced criticism over heat management issues. Reliable sources like Digital Chat Station hint that without innovative thermal solutions from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 888 Pro might encounter similar heating dilemmas.

The tech community eagerly awaits Qualcomm’s response to these thermal efficiency concerns. Also Read – Dell Alienware X15, X17, the thinnest gaming laptops from the company

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Smartphones

Presently, there are very few number of Snapdragon 888 based smartphones available in India. In India’s competitive smartphone market, the Snapdragon 888 SoC stands out, powering a select range of high-end devices. The roster includes the OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9, Vivo X60 Pro+, Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, and the iQOO 7 Legend. Also Read – MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC launches in India, will be first come with Realme Smartphone

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC

On the other hand, MediaTek is also giving tough competition to Qualcomm. As the company has announced its latest flagship 5G Chipset for premium smartphones in India. MediaTek is stepping up the game with its flagship Dimensity 1200 SoC, set to drive the next wave of premium 5G smartphones in India.




This chipset is engineered to support dual 5G connectivity, promising a robust performance that rivals the Snapdragon 870. According to reports, the performance of the upcoming Dimensity 1200 SoC is almost comparable to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip. Also Read – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: The New Flagship Processor for Android Phone

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