The Xiaomi Mi 11 is the first phone to be introduced with Qualcomm's latest premium chipset - the Snapdragon 888. The Digital Chat Station announcer now reports that four more phones with the said chipset are on the way.
The first among them is the iQOO 7m which will be made official on January 7th. After it, the Vivo X60 Pro + model is expected. All of these phones will first be available in the Chinese market, from January.
The aforementioned models are followed by Realme Koi (codenamed Race), for which company officials have confirmed the Snapdragon 888 chipset, but the release date of this phone is not known. Digital Chat Station also adds a Redmi K11 (codenamed Haydn) to the list, which could be the Redmi K40 Pro and should be the most affordable Snapdragon 888 phone.
Of course, to this list should be added the Samsung Galaxy S21 series of phones, which will be announced on January 14 during the Unpacked event of the South Korean company. The Galaxy S21 phones, with the Snapdragon 888 chip, will be exclusive to the US and Chinese markets.
The reign of the Snapdragon 888 chipset will not be too long, as the Digital Chat Station suggests that a Snapdragon 888+ version is also expected during the second half of 2021. The chipset will have a higher core frequency, which is currently at 2.84GHz for the Cortex-X1 Super core, and could go up to 3.1GHz on the Snapdragon 888+ chip.