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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 to Power Samsung Galaxy S21 Series

Qualcomm Technologies has reported that its latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform is powering Samsung Electronics’ latest and most cutting-edge smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series (S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra), for select regions.

Samsung“We are very proud to continue our longstanding strategic collaboration with Samsung Electronics to deliver the latest breakthrough mobile experiences to consumers,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, compute, and infrastructure (MCI), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Powered by the flagship Snapdragon 888 in select regions, the new Galaxy S21 series pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in mobile.”

“Samsung is committed to delivering the most innovative mobile experiences to consumers and the new Galaxy S21 series, powered by the flagship Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform in select regions, helps to make that possible,” said KJ Kim, executive vice president and head of mobile R&D, mobile communications business, Samsung Electronics. “The new Galaxy S21 series delivers the most advanced 5G connectivity, on-device AI, and the latest cutting-edge camera features.”

The Galaxy S21 series takes advantage of Snapdragon 888’s major architectural advances. Manufactured on the latest 5nm process technology and based on Arm Cortex-X1, Snapdragon 888 features the Qualcomm Kryo 680, which generates up to a 25% uplift in overall CPU performance compared to the previous generation and allows top frequencies of up to 2.84GHz.

The Qualcomm Adreno 660 GPU achieves its biggest performance leap yet, delivering up to 35% faster graphics rendering compared to the previous generation. The completely re-designed 6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine with the new Qualcomm Hexagon 780 processor enables premium experiences that blend AI with professional cameras, elite gaming, lightning-fast connectivity, and more.

Snapdragon 888 integrates the Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System, the third generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution, which supports sub-6 carrier aggregation and mmWave to deliver the world’s fastest commercially available 5G speeds, up to 7.5 Gbps.

The Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System supports superior coverage across virtually all major networks worldwide – including nationwide 5G thanks to the use of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing technology.


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