Qualcomm’s strength in the field of 5G chips is obvious to all in the market. At the end of 2020, Qualcomm launched the first 5nm flagship 5G chip-Snapdragon 888. This performance chip has been selected by Xiaomi and iQOO, and has successively launched corresponding new flagship phones of the Snapdragon 888 series, which are available in the 5G mobile phone market. Fully competitive.
Of course, this is just the beginning of Snapdragon 888. Android mobile phone manufacturers such as OPPO, vivo, realme, Meizu, Black Shark, ZTE, Nubia, Lenovo, Asus, LG, Motorola, OnePlus and Sharp have also officially announced , Will launch the flagship model equipped with Snapdragon 888 in the first quarter of 2021. In 2021, Android’s top spot, Snapdragon 888, has taken its place. After all, no matter how the market is volatile, the strength of Snapdragon 888 is here. The recognition of mobile phone manufacturers and consumers is the best proof.
Undoubtedly, Qualcomm has taken great care in this generation of flagships of Snapdragon 888. First, the introduction of ARM’s first Cortex-X1 super core has brought a significant performance upgrade; second, the addition of AI fusion accelerator after AI computing Power has soared to 26 trillion times; and for the first time the Snapdragon X60 5G baseband has been integrated on the flagship Qualcomm 5G chip, the world’s fastest 5G commercial speed brought by Snapdragon 888; even Snapdragon 888’s new computing photography Breakthrough and an important impact on the development of mobile phone imaging functions.
Qualcomm has been emphasizing that while chip computing power continues to increase rapidly in accordance with the law, mobile phones will have more and more functions, and more functions must be integrated into the chipset to improve user experience. Allowing a variety of new experiences to achieve rapid growth in one mobile phone, so users no longer need to use multiple independent terminals and integrate countless functions into one. Indeed, after receiving the Xiaomi Mi 11 equipped with Snapdragon 888, many users intuitively feel that this is not just a mobile phone, but also a professional camera with 100 million pixels, a fingerprint payment instrument, and artificial intelligence. The omnipotent AI little butler, a powerful game console, and finally a “mobile phone” with excellent call quality!
Although the Snapdragon 888 has appeared on flagship mobile phones in 2021 and has become the benchmark for a new generation of 5G flagships, Qualcomm has launched a high-end mobile phone chip-Snapdragon 870 before the Spring Festival. It can be seen from the naming that this is an intermediate product line from Snapdragon 865Plus to Snapdragon 888, and can also be regarded as an upgraded version of Snapdragon 865 Plus. The Snapdragon 870 uses an enhanced Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU with a super core frequency of up to 3.2GHz, which is designed to achieve a comprehensively improved performance and bring a better gaming experience.
Currently, Lenovo has announced that Motorola Edge S, which will debut on January 26, will debut the Snapdragon 870. In addition, OPPO, OnePlus, iQOO and Xiaomi are all determined to launch corresponding products in the first quarter of 2021. The reason why Qualcomm launched a high-end chip such as the Snapdragon 870 at this point in time is that it hopes to provide a high-end option to the 5G market in addition to the Snapdragon 888 with the 5nm process, to better cover various price segments and enrich the Android market for 5G. The sequence of mobile phone products gives 5G mobile phone users more options.
In the field of 5G chips, Qualcomm has always occupied the first position in the market share. Qualcomm’s fourth-quarter fiscal year 2020 revenue shows: Qualcomm occupies the largest market share in the global 5G chip market, among all 5G mobile phones sold worldwide , 39% use Qualcomm chips. Qualcomm does not produce mobile phones itself, but provides the chips it designs to mobile phone manufacturers. So for Qualcomm, every market share comes from the strength of its partners. Seven of the world’s top ten mobile phone manufacturers are Chinese mobile phone manufacturers, and these manufacturers are Qualcomm’s partners.
With the launch of a new generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 flagship chip and the arrival of the high-end option Snapdragon 870, which is a subdivided product line, in the future, more 5G mobile phone terminals will appear in our vision, and the 5G mobile phone market will become more rich. As ordinary consumers, we will have more opportunities to buy cost-effective 5G mobile phones with lower prices and higher performance.