Realme GT packs a Snapdragon 888 processor into a $440 smartphone

Flagship smartphone prices have been trending upward in recent years, prompting some phone makers like Google and Honor to keep prices lower by outfitting their phones with mid-range processors like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 700 series chips while others, like Motorola, have opted for Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 870 as a cheaper alternative to the top tier Snapdragon […]

Lilbits: Leaks (GPD Win Max 2, MS Surface Laptop 4, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Lite?)

Every GPD Win handheld gaming PC to date has been powered by an Intel processor. The company started with low-power Intel Atom chips, but last year’s GPD Win Max shipped with a 25 watt Intel Core i5-1035G7 Ice Lake processor and this year’s GPD Win 3 is supports up to an Intel Core i7-1165G7 chip […]

Lilbits: Ubuntu, Plasma Mobile, Snapdragon 888 dev kit, and VLC’s birthday

The first smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor are starting to arrive. And so are developer kits like the Lantronix Snapdragon 888 Mobile HDK. Meanwhile details about the next gaming smartphone from Asus continue to leak, the creators of the popular VLC media player app celebrate the 20th anniversary of VideoLAN, and we’ve got […]

Xiaomi Mi 11 is the first Snapdragon 888 smartphone, available in China for $610

As expected, Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is the first company to launch a smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor. The Xiaomi Mi 11 is up for pre-order in China with prices starting at 3,999 RMB, or about $610 US. Aside from having Qualcomm’s fastest smartphone chip to date, the phone also has a […]

Lilbits: Snapdragon 888 is almost here, a 4K video editor that fits on a 1.44 MB floppy, and Linux phones are real PCs

Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 888 processor earlier this month, promising big boost in CPU and graphics performance and energy efficiency. Last week the company shared some initial benchmarks that help make the case, (but which also show that Qualcomm’s next-gen chip is only somewhat competitive with Apple’s previous-gen processor). But when will you actually be […]

Next year’s Android phones will be almost as fast as last year’s iPhones

Smartphones featuring Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor are expected to begin shipping in early 2021 and when the chip maker unveiled its next-gen flagship earlier this month, Qualcomm promised up to a 25 percent boost in CPU performance, a 35 percent improvement in graphics, and even bigger gains in some AI tasks. Now the company […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 promises 25 percent boost in performance, efficiency (among other things)

Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship smartphone processor is designed to bring big boosts in CPU, graphics, and AI performance, while also bringing improvements in efficiency which could lead to longer battery life. After revealing a few details about the new¬†Snapdragon 888¬†processor yesterday, Qualcomm is offering a deeper dive into what makes the new chip special enough to […]