Jan 5, 2021

nubia Phone with Snapdragon 888 Surfaces on Geekbench

The accompanying flagship chipset of the mysterious nubia smartphone already debuted with the Xiaomi Mi 11 last week.

Only days after nubia confirmed its plans to launch a smartphone with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 chipset equipped in it, the said phone is making the rounds online as it officially debuted on Geekbench.

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The alleged Z series nubia smartphone bears the model designation of NX669J, with the Snapdragon 888 SoC as its chipset. The device's Geekbench listing also revealed that it should arrive with an 8GB RAM variant, with the latest Android 11 at the helm of its software offerings.

The still-unnamed nubia smartphone also arrived on Geekbench with its benchmark scores. The phone generated a single-core score of 1,004 points, while its multi-core score has 3,306 points.

Though the nubia smartphone is very much in the dark, it is speculated that the upcoming handset will likely launch as the Red Magic 6. The phone was teased in December 2020 with an electronic back panel. Nothing else is revealed beyond that feature.

The same nubia phone is also tipped to be succeeding the nubia Z20, which was announced in October 2019.

Alongside nubia, fellow Chinese smartphone manufacturers Lenovo and Meizu also confirmed their plans to incorporate the Snapdragon 888 chip in their future smartphones. As per Lenovo, it revealed that the flagship SoC would be coming to its Legion gaming line. Nevertheless, the phone didn't materialize last month as it was originally rumored to launch along with the Lenovo K12 series.

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On the other hand, Meizu said that it plans to bring the Snapdragon 888 chip to its upcoming flagship smartphones, likely to arrive as the Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Max. Both of these phones are expected to debut this spring.

Announced in December 2020, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is the world's most advanced mobile industry platform that implements 5G, plus Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth audio for enhanced mobile experiences.

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The Snapdragon 888 also features the third-generation Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System, enabling 5G sub-6 carrier aggregation and mmWave, delivering the competition's fastest commercially available 5G speeds, peaking at 7.5Gbps.

In terms of AI, the Snapdragon 888 is also king. This is all thanks to integrating the new Qualcomm Hexagon 780 processor, which allows top-of-the-line experiences that gel well with professional cameras, alongside personal voice assistants, hardcore gaming, and uber-fast connectivity.

Other key features of the Snapdragon 888 include the new Qualcomm Spectra 580 ISP and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming.