All Snapdragon 888 phones and brands confirmed to date

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The Snapdragon 888 is now official, and it delivers a big step forward in graphics capabilities, photography, machine learning, and more.

Qualcomm’s new processor is expected to power a slew of high-end smartphones from a ton of manufacturers around the world. But which brands have confirmed their participation and their phones? We’ve got you covered with our recap.

Asus

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Asus is no stranger to high-end Snapdragon silicon, using Snapdragon 800 series processors in its ROG and Zenfone line of phones. It is now confirmed that it will also use the Snapdragon 888.

Specifically, mobile GM Brian Chen noted in an official video that his next ROG phone would use the brand new chipset. If Asus uses silicon as-is, that would mark the first time since the original ROG Phone that they haven’t used a Plus chipset. However, the original phone actually used a variable speed Snapdragon 845 SoC.

Black shark

The gaming-focused brand Black Shark delivered two rather intriguing gaming phones in the Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro earlier this year. But it does not stop there of course.

The Xiaomi affiliate has confirmed that ‘the first batch’ of Black Shark devices powered by the Snapdragon 888 will arrive in the first quarter of 2021. You might want to keep an eye out for these phones and the aforementioned ROG Phone if you want the best. gaming experience.

LG

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The Korean manufacturer has been using the flagship silicon Snapdragon for years now, and it has also announced that it will adopt the new processor in 2021. Unlike 2020, however, it looks like LG is planning to use the Snapdragon 888 for more than one. phone.

“Soon we will be able to share more about 2021 LG devices that take advantage of this new Snapdragon 888 mobile platform,” said Matthew Crowley, LG executive. We’re assuming the LG V70 will be one of those devices, but what about LG’s roll-up phone or the successor to the Velvet? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Motorola

One of the more interesting announcements came from Motorola, which confirmed that the Snapdragon 888 will arrive on its devices next year. That wasn’t the interesting part though, as the company had some notable news for the Moto G family in 2021.

“2021 will mark the 10th generation of Moto G, and nothing would make us more proud than bringing 800 series experiences to this family,” Motorola mobile director Sergio Bunac said in a video. A press release subsequently sent to Android Authority also notes that “Qualcomm’s advanced 800 mobile platform” is coming to the Moto G series.

We asked Motorola reps to clarify exactly what this means, as the wording suggests we may not see the Snapdragon 888 in the Moto G series. This could mean that a Moto G device powered by Snapdragon 855 or Snapdragon 865 is in preparation.

Nubie

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ZTE-affiliated Nubia brand has delivered phones like the Red Magic game series in recent years, generally delivering a powerful experience without breaking the bank. So what should we expect next year?

“Our latest product will also be equipped with this new flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon (processor) and will be available in the first quarter of 2021,” one executive noted in a video clip.

OnePlus

OnePlus revealed in a video on Qualcomm’s website that it will launch a Snapdragon 888 flagship phone in the first half of 2021.

“We believe that the technological innovation of this flagship platform in 5G, games, camera and other aspects will contribute to the launch of the high-end flagship by OnePlus in the first half of next year,” said said an officer saying.

This will likely be the OnePlus 9 series, as the brand is still releasing a new numbered model in the first half, followed by a T variant in the second half.

Oppo

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BBK brand Oppo has also confirmed that its flagship Find X3 series will offer the Snapdragon 888. In fact, it added that the new phone will launch in the first quarter of 2021.

This isn’t the only Find X3 news we’ve had in recent weeks, as Oppo has also noted that the new phone will offer full 10-bit color support. From image capture to viewing and editing, you’ll get more accurate and vibrant colors on paper.

True me

Budget brand Realme is no stranger to flagship Snapdragon products, having recently released Realme X2 Pro and Realme X50 Pro. It doesn’t end there, as the firm teased the Realme Race as its flagship Snapdragon 888.

The OEM even showed a picture of the phone, revealing a sleek device with an Oreo-style quad rear camera setup. Unfortunately, the brand did not reveal any release details.

Vivo

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The BBK Vivo brand has also revealed that it will launch phones using the Snapdragon 888 chipset “soon”. It did not give more details, but hinted at past partnerships with Qualcomm for the X series, Nex series, the S series, the Iqoo range, etc.

For what it’s worth, the Iqoo 5 series, Iqoo Neo 3, Vivo Nex 3S, and X50 Pro Plus all featured Snapdragon 865 silicon in 2020, so we can probably expect a similar situation next year.

Xiaomi

The value-driven brand is no stranger to Qualcomm’s flagship silicon, and it has also announced that the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 11 phone will offer the Snapdragon 888 in 2021.

Xiaomi executives also posted a banner on Weibo, claiming that the Snapdragon 888 will debut on the Mi 11. The company then confirmed to Android Authority that the Mi 11 will indeed be the first Snapdragon 888 phone, but it’s unclear whether it will be the first to hit the market or the first to launch.

Redmi GM Lu Weibing added on Weibo that Redmi will also be offering the new processor, so those who are hoping for a Poco F2 Pro / Redmi K30 Pro successor might be in luck.

Who else?

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Qualcomm also displayed a chart at its event, revealing all the confirmed brands that will be using the Snapdragon 888 next year. Brands that are not in the above list but appear in this chart include Meizu, Sharp, and ZTE.

It’s also worth noting that major players such as Google, Samsung, and Sony don’t appear here either. We wouldn’t read too far, however, as Google, Realme, and Sony were missing from the list in last year’s chart. And we know that Realme and Sony have released Snapdragon 865 phones anyway.

Next: 5 things to note about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

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