Honor’s CEO (Zhao Ming) recently stated during the Honor 50 series conference that the forthcoming Pro version of Snapdragon 888 would be used in the Honor Magic 3, which is scheduled to be released in the third quarter of 2021.
As the recently exposed code “SM8350 Pro” indicates, we can conclude that the chipset will be called Snapdragon 888 Pro. It’s worth mentioning that the standard Snapdragon 888 has only a model number: SM8350.
According to recent reports, Snapdragon 888 Pro will have a three-cluster design which includes a single super large core, three large cores, and four small cores. The CPU frequency will now be overclocked to 3.0GHz, and further reported that several smartphone manufacturers are already testing it.
However, the famous blogger @DigitalChatStation stated that the Snapdragon 888 Pro would not be featured in many of the upcoming flagship phones, even some of the manufacturers have yet to acquire it, as the performance improvement is too limited.
As the sources revealed, the Snapdragon 888 Pro model is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2021, although Qualcomm‘s true iterative flagship is not far away.
As a result, many manufacturers may be unable to release devices with the Snapdragon 888 Pro due to R&D costs and product line constraints.