Snapdragon 888 Empowers Iqoo 7: This Is How Performance Flagships Are Made


[Bestbuy618 Mobile Channel] The prologue to the 2021 flagship phone competition began a little earlier than usual, with phone makers introducing many new features centered on 5G, gaming, shooting, AI, range fast charging, and other topics. The new generation of flagships offers more impactful parameters and more appealing features that make a difference, and the iQOO 7, which was unveiled on January 11, is one of them. As iQOO’s first flagship this year, the iQOO 7 brings top performance, full-sensory control, 100-watt fast charging, an ultra-sensitive image system, and other upgrades. So how do you position the iQOO 7 as a “performance flagship”? It is easy to see that a powerful “core” is required, which is Qualcomm’s flagship mobile platform – Snapdragon 888.

Snapdragon 888 uses a 5nm process and improves the main architecture. The integrated Qualcomm Kryo 680 CPU on the platform is the first to use the latest arm architecture, with one Cortex-X1 mega-core running at 2.84GHz, three A78 performance cores running at 2.4GHz, and four A55 efficiency cores running at 1.8GHz. In gaming scenarios, the flexible architecture with mega cores can provide more extreme performance.

The Adreno 660 GPU frequency on the Snapdragon 888, on the other hand, has been increased to 840MHz, allowing for a 35% increase in graphics rendering speed and support for new Snapdragon Elite features such as Qualcomm Game Quick Touch and variable resolution rendering. As a result, the Snapdragon 888’s significantly improved performance provides a solid foundation for a superior gaming experience with iQOO 7.

Furthermore, when it released the Snapdragon 865, Qualcomm was the first to support LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage. This is also used by the iQOO 7, which combines the Snapdragon 888 with enhanced LPDDR5 memory and enhanced UFS 3.1 storage to form a “performance triangle.” According to iQOO, the enhanced LPDDR5 memory is 6.4 percent faster than the previous generation of sequential reads, 5.89 percent faster than sequential writes, and 17.3 percent faster than random writes; the enhanced UFS 3.1 has a theoretical rate of 6400Mbps, 16.3 percent faster than the previous generation of rates, and a sequential read rate of up to 13.2 percent faster than the previous generation of rates. As a result of the Snapdragon 888 “performance triangle,” iQOO 7 not only ensures players a stable and fast gaming experience in high quality and high frame rate mode, but also a smoother system operation, game launch, and loading. When combined with the machine’s 120Hz high refresh rate screen, the smoothness of operation is mind-boggling! For players, the gaming experience requires not only smoothness, but also immersion.

As a new generation of KPL official competition machine, the iQOO 7 introduces an innovative “full-sensory control” concept, supporting “Monster Touch” under-screen dual-control pressure sensing, “Monster Engine” dual linear motors, and “Monster Beat” stereo double Yang, to improve interaction and perception in landscape scenes. However, to further ensure and enhance the immersion of the gaming experience, the Snapdragon 888, which supports the full range of Qualcomm Snapdragon Users can enjoy an ultra-smooth gaming experience with the highest HDR graphics quality thanks to a variety of end-game level features. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is the first mobile platform to support variable resolution rendering.

This feature, when compared to its predecessor, not only improves game rendering performance by up to 30% to support the most immersive gaming experience on mobile to date, but it also improves power efficiency. Qualcomm Game Quick Touch boosts touch response by up to 20%, giving multiplayer games an advantage while significantly lowering touch latency. It also supports cutting-edge features like True 10-bit HDR gaming, Adreno updatable graphics driver technology, Adreno HDR fast blending, and hyper-realistic image quality enhancement to fully utilize the phone’s hardware and provide gamers with timely access to the latest and coolest gaming experiences.

As an example, consider the refresh rate of a smartphone’s screen. Q-Sync technology can automatically adjust the refresh rate of the display to match the GPU rate, resulting in almost no splash screen or lag and a more enjoyable gaming experience. At the same time, Qualcomm collaborates closely with Tencent Game Tamiami and Magic Square studios to jointly optimize the hardware level for popular game titles, allowing Snapdragon mobile platform-equipped smartphones to run top game titles more stably and smoothly, and taking the lead in supporting ultra-high-definition versions of popular games.

For example, when Qualcomm first launched Snapdragon Elite Gaming, it was the first to achieve mobile support for Vulkan 1.1 graphics driver, reducing power consumption by 20% compared to Open GLES, allowing games to fully utilize GPU processing power while alleviating power consumption constraints; supporting physically based rendering PBR, cinematic post-processing, and ultra-realistic The Snapdragon 888 also supports variable resolution rendering. The Snapdragon 888’s fully enhanced AI features can also benefit game developers, increasing performance by up to 30% compared to its predecessor.

Snapdragon 888 supports the Qualcomm AI Engine Direct solution, the first unified AI API available on a Snapdragon mobile platform, giving developers direct access to the hardware to take advantage of Qualcomm’s Kryo CPUs, Adreno GPUs, and Hexagon 780 processors’ superior performance and innovative features to create AI solutions faster. solutions more quickly As a result, Qualcomm, in collaboration with hardware and application developers, will be able to improve the smartphone-centric device side AI experience more quickly and provide a richer user experience in gaming, shooting, interaction, and other scenarios.

Because we can’t talk about AI without mentioning shooting, this is one of the earliest use cases in which AI on the device side has been implemented, recognized, and widely adopted. According to the introduction, the Snapdragon 888 integrated Hexagon 780 processor features a new design and supports the sixth-generation Qualcomm AI engine to achieve a significant upgrade in AI performance, combining AI with professional imaging, personal voice assistants, top games, blazing fast connectivity, and more features, providing a more powerful AI experience for new flagship devices such as the iQOO 7 in 2021. According to Qualcomm, Snapdragon 888 delivers up to three times the performance per watt of its predecessor platform and 26 trillion operations per second (26 TOPS).

Using Snapdragon 888’s powerful AI computing power, iQOO 7’s super-sensitive imaging system supports one-click master color effect, one-click intelligent editing for short videos, AI algorithm to restore color for black and white photos, professional pixel for technology to reduce moiré and artifac, and professional pixel for technology to reduce moiré and artifa Of course, the powerful AI performance of the Snapdragon 888 is the icing on the cake for the iQOO 7 shooting experience; however, the real key to helping the iQOO 7’s three-camera super-sensitive imaging system become the core selling point is the new Qualcomm Spectra 580 ISP.

The Qualcomm Spectra 580 ISP is the first Qualcomm Spectra to support triple ISP, processing 35% faster than the previous generation ISP, 2.7 billion pixels per second, and supporting simultaneous shooting and parallel processing of three cameras. With the Qualcomm Spectra 580 ISP’s triple concurrency feature, users can use the iQOO 7, which has a 48MP main camera, a 13MP super wide-angle lens, and a 13MP portrait lens, to capture images from the phone’s wide-angle, super wide-angle, and telephoto lenses at the same time – such as 2800 pixels each. -For example, three photos with 28 megapixels each at 30fps in zero shutter delay mode, or three videos with different perspectives in 4K HDR quality.

The Snapdragon 888 also enables a smoother zooming experience thanks to the ability to call up three cameras at the same time, bringing an innovative feature to iQOO 7 – “Hitchcock Mode.” When shooting, it mimics the classic movie shooting technique in which the subject in the foreground remains relatively fixed while the rear view changes to achieve the special artistic effect of the scene changing while the object remains the same. The resulting image will be more tense and recognizable on the short video platform as well as in the circle of friends. Whether you’re a video blogger or just want to share with your friends, how can a video like this not stand out? Not only that, but Qualcomm Spectra 580 ISP uses a new low-light architecture for the first time, further improving the dark light shooting experience.

On this basis, iQOO 7 launched Super Night View 5.0, Black Light Night Vision 2.0, Panorama Night View, Night Portrait, and other features, allowing for brighter photos even in near darkness, and an excellent noise reduction algorithm can also ensure image purity, perception, avoiding the past face being too dark or the background being overexposed, and other situations.

As a result, the Snapdragon 888 with Qualcomm Spectra 580 ISP represents a qualitative leap forward in cell phone photography, allowing for more beautiful images in more complex scenarios and transforming the smartphone into a “camera” with professional imaging capabilities. The experience is even better than before, whether you’re recording your life or using your phone as a live streaming, vlogging, or short video shooting tool.

Of course, after creating fantastic content, the next step is to share and upload it. That brings us to another important feature of the Snapdragon 888: connectivity. The Snapdragon 888 integrates a third-generation 5G modem and RF system, Snapdragon X60, which supports 5G Sub-6GHz carrier aggregation and millimeter wave, providing 5G network speeds of up to 7.5Gbps and 3Gbps uplink rates.

When you and your friends get together to hack, but you need to download and install the game to play, the slow network speed can only cause people to “look at the eyes.” With 5G, even handheld games of 1-2G size can now be downloaded in a matter of minutes and played at any time. And, thanks to 5G’s high-speed capabilities, it can better leverage the benefits of cloud storage, on-demand applications, and cell phone storage to bear a lot less pressure. So, if you take a beautiful photo or an interesting video while connected to a Snapdragon 888’s blazing fast 5G network, you can quickly share and upload it for your friends and fans to “enjoy” for the first time.

If you want to watch 4K, 8K, VR, or other ultra HD content, don’t be concerned about network lag; 5G will improve your audiovisual entertainment experience. The Snapdragon 888’s superior connectivity features don’t stop at faster 5G rates. The Snapdragon 888 with Snapdragon X60 is the first mobile platform to add 5G carrier aggregation and other key features to FDD and TDD, support 5G 5G dual SIM dual standby, use dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology to achieve nationwide 5G network coverage, and even support almost all major networks around the world, travelers can enjoy a more efficient network connection, and 5G Global roaming is no longer a problem.

The stability of the network connection is even more important in a gaming scenario or a live broadcast, audio or video call, so Snapdragon X60 opens up the entire link from the RF front-end to the receiver and then to the modem, providing users with a complete connectivity system that is fully optimized for performance and power consumption. Simultaneously, the Snapdragon 888 incorporates the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System, which supports the industry’s fastest mobile Wi-Fi, up to 3.6Gbps Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and the new 6GHz Wi-Fi 6E band. Furthermore, the FastConnect 6900 Mobile Connectivity System supports 4K QAM and 4-way dual-band concurrency, increasing the number of channels from two to three to address network congestion pain points and ensure faster and more stable Wi-Fi connectivity in multi-device, multi-user connectivity scenarios. This will not only ensure smartphones’ audio and video entertainment experience, but will also become a trend for remote and wireless offices, given that hybrid offices are the norm now and in the future.

Qualcomm is able to open up this critical “lifeline” by providing cutting-edge connectivity, allowing users to enjoy more efficient and reliable connectivity in various application scenarios. Overall, the Snapdragon 888-powered iQOO 7 is a great start to the flagship phones that will be unveiled in 2021. This high-performance flagship raises the bar for cell phones in terms of audio and video gaming entertainment, shooting content creation, and network connectivity.

So, how else will Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888, which brings cutting-edge features to performance, gaming, AI, shooting, connectivity, and other experiences, power flagship phones in 2021? What innovative experiences will Qualcomm bring to cell phone manufacturers, software developers, and other eco-partners?