Qualcomm Holds 2020 Snapdragon Technology Summit to Redefine the Top Mobile Experience

The New Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform Enables Next-Generation Flagship Terminals

On December 1, 2020, on the first day of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon joined hands with global industry leaders to share online the role of the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 8 series mobile platform in leading the next-generation terminal experience. important role. Qualcomm Technologies’ continued innovation on flagship mobile platforms, combined with the evolution of 5G technology, is accelerating and continuing to redefine the immersive user experience. The experiences created by the flagship Snapdragon mobile platform have and will continue to enrich the lives of billions of smartphone users around the world.

Qualcomm President Ammon said: “The foundation of building a top experience is a relentless focus on innovation, even in the face of unknowns. Building a top experience requires looking to the future so that we can continue to create technologies that redefine the top experience. “

Open a new era of mobile experience

The foundational technologies built by Qualcomm Technologies were first applied to smartphones, and then extended to the Snapdragon platform at various levels and to many important and rapidly growing segments being transformed by mobile technology, including always-on, always-connected PCs, XR devices, Edge/cloud AI products, 5G fixed wireless broadband, etc. The technology to meet the complex needs of these rich applications stems from breakthrough innovations in the flagship Snapdragon mobile platform. At the summit, Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager of mobile, computing and infrastructure business at Qualcomm Technologies, announced the launch of the latest generation of flagship platform, the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 888 5G mobile platform. It will provide users with the highly anticipated top-of-the-line mobile experience.

Lekha Motiwala, Director of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, further shared the key features of the new flagship mobile platform.

Snapdragon 888 integrates Qualcomm’s third-generation 5G modem and RF system – Snapdragon X60, supporting all major global millimeter wave and Sub-6GHz frequency bands, as well as 5G carrier aggregation, global multi-SIM functionality, standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) networking mode and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) are truly globally compatible 5G platforms.

The new sixth-generation Qualcomm AI engine, including the newly designed Qualcomm Hexagon™ processor, has achieved a dramatic improvement in AI performance and energy efficiency compared with the previous generation platform, reaching an astonishing 26 trillion operations per second (26 TOPS). The second-generation Qualcomm Sensor Hub further enhances the performance level of the platform, integrating an always-on, low-power AI processor to support intuitive interactions and smart features.

Since its launch, Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ has brought dozens of mobile industry-first innovations to smartphones, including GPU driver updates, gaming-grade forward rendering, and ultra-smooth gaming at up to 144fps. The Snapdragon 888 integrates the third-generation Snapdragon Elite Gaming, bringing the most significant performance boost ever for Qualcomm Adreno™ GPUs.

The Snapdragon 888 doubles down on computational photography, turning smartphones into professional-quality cameras. Qualcomm Spectra™ ISP supports faster gigapixel processing speeds, allowing users to capture photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second, capturing 120 frames per second with 12 megapixels per frame, the same as previous generation platforms. Compared with the processing speed up to 35%.

During the keynote, Qualcomm Technologies also demonstrated the powerful performance of the Snapdragon 888 with a wireless remote control racing car based entirely on 5G mmWave connectivity. Qualcomm has partnered with Verizon and Ericsson to build a 5G private network. Both remote-controlled racing cars are connected to and controlled by the Snapdragon 888 reference design mobile phone that integrates the Snapdragon X60 5G modem and RF system. The driver controls the car at a distance of about 1.6 kilometers from the track, and uses the excellent imaging function supported by the Snapdragon 888 to remotely watch the live track. In addition, with the support of Tension, the entire process can be viewed through multiple low-latency video streams, using the latest location capabilities of the Qualcomm® Location Suite to more precisely track the location of the RC car on a dynamic map. This demonstration demonstrates the potential of high-performance, high-reliability, and low-latency communication technologies to support rich use cases.

The ecosystem industry leaders who joined Ammon, Katuzan and Motiwala on day one of the summit included (in order of appearance):

Nicki Palmer, Chief Product Officer, Verizon said: “Verizon has been at the forefront of the industry in demonstrating the transformative capabilities of 5G Ultra Wideband. The 2020 Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit provides us with the opportunity to showcase what we have achieved this year, including the deployment of nationwide coverage 5G network, providing 5G ultra-broadband services in dozens of cities, deploying MEC (mobile edge computing), and launching numerous 5G terminals and innovations. Looking ahead to 2021, we will continue to unleash the potential of 5G to create more opportunities for businesses, consumers and society. Much value.”

Naoki Tani, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NTT DOCOMO, said: “For nearly 30 years, NTT DOCOMO has been leading mobile technology innovation in Japan, and this leadership has continued into the 5G era. In March this year, NTT DOCOMO became the first Japanese company to launch An operator of commercial 5G services. 5G has ushered in a new era of mobile experience, making people’s lives more convenient and comfortable, and the DOCOMO 5G network and advanced 5G terminal products powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 5G mobile platform are helping to make that experience a reality. We look forward to the next-generation 5G devices built on the industry-leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform providing the best experience on DOCOMO’s 5G network.”

Clément Delangue, co-founder and CEO of Hugging Face, said: “Our vision is to give researchers and businesses around the world access to the latest natural language processing technology, and to make it work quickly and efficiently. The Qualcomm Technologies partnership demonstrates our commitment to this vision. We expect our models to run smoothly on the most advanced mobile platform – the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform.”

Mitsuya Kishida, President of Sony Mobile Communications, said: “Xperia smartphones have always featured Sony’s advanced imaging and entertainment technologies, and in order to provide users with a top-notch experience, it is important to ensure that our products are powered by the latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platform. Mobile gaming is an One of the entertainment businesses that we continue to cultivate deeply, we are honored that the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II have received wide acclaim from users around the world. We are committed to further enhancing the mobile entertainment experience in the 5G era and look forward to working closely with Qualcomm Technologies , continue to bring world-class mobile games and many top mobile experiences to consumers.”

Kyle Kiang, Chief Marketing Officer of OnePlus, said: “Through our partnership with Epic Games, the OnePlus 8 series is the first smartphone to run Fortnite smoothly at 90 FPS, and it’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming feature that enables this A breakthrough mobile gaming experience becomes a reality.”

Lei Jun, founder, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Group, said: “In the past ten years, from the first generation of Xiaomi mobile phones to the latest 10th anniversary masterpiece, the Xiaomi Mi 10 series, we have joined hands with Qualcomm Technologies to bring the most advanced mobile experience to the world. users. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform is the most powerful mobile platform of Qualcomm Technologies so far. In addition to its leading 5G performance, it has brought breakthroughs and innovations in AI, games and imaging. I am very happy to tell you , our new flagship phone Mi 11 will be one of the first devices to be released with the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, which will be a cutting-edge product full of many hard-core technologies.”

In addition, a number of OEMs have expressed support for the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, including OPPO, vivo, realme, Meizu, Black Shark, ZTE, Nubia, Lenovo, Asus, LG, Motorola and Sharp.


Wu Qiang, Vice President of OPPO and President of Global Sales, said: “OPPO and Qualcomm Technologies have always maintained a close partnership. Pursuing the ultimate mobile experience is our common vision. Over the past few years, the industry has worked together to make 5G a reality, and now our goal is to Unlock the huge potential of 5G. Qualcomm Technologies’ latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform brings significant improvements in 5G, imaging and AI experiences. OPPO will launch the first flagship smartphones with Snapdragon 888 in the first quarter of 2021 We can’t wait to see this mobile phone, and we believe that the next generation of the Find X series will bring an unparalleled new experience to users around the world.”


Hu Boshan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of vivo, said: “The vivo brand and iQOO brand will soon launch mobile phone products equipped with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform. Under the blessing of the new Snapdragon 888, vivo and iQOO’s flagship The products will also bring consumers better imaging capabilities, a more powerful gaming experience, high-speed and convenient 5G connections and more smart functions. vivo and Qualcomm Technologies will continue to develop advanced technologies including millimeter waves. Technological breakthroughs and innovations. We are very happy to work with Qualcomm Technologies to continue to promote the sustainable development of the global 5G ecosystem and the Internet of Everything.”


Li Bingzhong, founder and CEO of realme, said: “realme will launch its flagship 5G product equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform as soon as possible. With its powerful performance and top 5G capabilities, the Snapdragon 888 has become a powerful engine for the new flagship. And it provides more imagination space for product research and development.”


Liang Dongming, CTO of Meizu Technology, said: “Meizu and Qualcomm Technologies have maintained a close cooperative relationship for a long time, and jointly brought a variety of well-known products such as the Meizu 17 series to the majority of Meizu fans. Congratulations to Qualcomm Technologies on its successful launch. The new flagship 5G mobile platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. In the future, we look forward to working with Qualcomm Technologies to create more good products that meet the core needs of users, and jointly promote the progress of the global 5G ecosystem and user experience.”

·Black Shark

Luo Yuzhou, co-founder and CEO of Black Shark Technology, said: “Black Shark will launch the first batch of new Black Shark products equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform in the first quarter of 2021, and congratulations to Qualcomm Technologies on the launch of the new Snapdragon 888 platform. “


Luo Wei, vice president of ZTE, said: “Qualcomm Technologies has set new industry records in mobile computing, 5G communications, image processing, artificial intelligence, etc., and I would like to thank Qualcomm Technologies for its continuous efforts and outstanding contributions to the industry! In 2021, ZTE will once again join hands with Qualcomm Technologies to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform to release a new generation of flagship products, witness the pinnacle of the collision between technology and aesthetics, and bring users an epoch-making product experience.”

· Nubia

Yu Hang, senior vice president of Nubia Technology Co., Ltd., said: “With the strong performance of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, combined with Nubia’s original cooling architecture, Nubia and Red Devil’s new terminals will continue to become users in 2021. The beloved king of performance, giving our users a more extreme performance experience.”


Bryan Chang, General Manager of ASUS Mobile Business Unit, said: “Congratulations to Qualcomm Technologies on the launch of the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform. At the same time, I would also like to thank Qualcomm Technologies for their full support during this special period. The upcoming ROG gaming phone It will be powered by the Snapdragon 888, which will be an important milestone in our strong partnership with Qualcomm Technologies.”


“Through our partnership with Qualcomm Technologies, Motorola’s 5G smartphones have been launched to the global market through more than 100 partners. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G flagship mobile platform will further enhance the 5G experience for Lenovo and Motorola devices in the future, which is also part of our An important part of continuing to expand 5G technology into every field. Looking ahead, we are excited to unlock the platform’s enormous potential in gaming, AI and imaging to transform the way people work, learn and play today.


Shigeru Kobayashi, General Manager of Sharp’s Personal Communication Systems Division, said: “Building on years of cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies, Sharp has launched a number of 5G devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile platform, including our smartphone AQUOS earlier this year. R5G, which brings many exciting new 5G user experiences. We believe that 5G and 8K, as well as AI and the Internet of Things, which we call ‘AIoT’, will become the fundamental technologies for future social development. We believe that Snapdragon 888’s flagship experience in 5G connectivity, imaging, AI, mobile gaming and more will be an important part of our vision.”

This year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit will be broadcast live on the Qualcomm official website Snapdragon Technology Summit page at 7:00 am Pacific time on December 1 and 2 (23:00 every night on December 1 and 2 Beijing time) . At the same time, the summit information can also be obtained through Qualcomm China Weibo and Qualcomm China WeChat (ID: Qualcomm_China). You are welcome to interact with Qualcomm on social platforms through the hashtag #SnapdragonTech Summit#.

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