Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset will give Samsung Galaxy S21 and other Android flagships long battery life and gaming performance, according to a new rumor. And it should put the heat on the iPhone 12 range, whose resistance is not one of its best qualities.
Leaker The ice universe recently wrote encouraging statements on Twitter about power consumption and the Snapdragon 888 GPU, the chipset we will find in the S21. It seems like great news for Android phone users who were waiting to switch to a new flagship phone, albeit with a few caveats.
Galaxy S21 battery life compared to iPhone 12
The benefits of better power consumption are simple, as a more modest 5 nm chip means you’ll be able to use your phone longer between charges. Combine them with the large batteries that are rumored to be from the S21 series (4,000 mAh. 4,800 mAh or 5,000 mAh for S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra) and we should have some phones with excellent longevity.
The power consumption of the Snapdragon 888 processor is excellent, the best performance in recent years. Like the Snapdragon 835. In addition, GPU performance has also exceeded expectations.December 17, 2020
If you look at the battery life of the iPhone 12 for the different models, it remained mostly in the Galaxy S20 series. The average iPhone 12 lasted 8 hours and 25 minutes compared to 9:21 for the S20 on our 5G web browsing test. Galaxy S20 Plus lasted 10:31 compared to 9:06 for iPhone 12 Pro. And the iPhone 12 Pro Max lasted for 10:53, while the S20 Plus Ultra lasted 12:03 epic.
However, keep in mind that the S20 series offered shorter running times when 120Hz screen mode was enabled. The average S20 fell behind the iPhone 12 by 21 minutes, the S20 Plus about 10 minutes and the S20 Ultra 1 hour and 40 minutes. S21 Ultra is expected to have a dynamic display, which should contribute to the overall efficiency
So, overall, the Galaxy S21 series should be able to surpass the iPhone 12 models with battery life.
Samsung Galaxy S21 increases graphics
In terms of GPU performance, Snapdragon 888 promises an Adreno 660 GPU package that should increase the graphics playback speed by 35% compared to last year’s chip, with a 20% improved energy efficiency. The performance gain is even higher for the Adreno GPU, which is auspicious for gamers buying the Galaxy S21.
We are particularly interested in gaming applications, since Samsung collaborated with Xbox in the launch of Galaxy Note 20 to provide support for Xbox Game Pass streaming. With access to all the new AAA titles that Microsoft can offer, the GPU boost will be invaluable to get a smooth and gorgeous game from the S21.
Galaxy S21 will be launched on January 14, according to the latest rumors. The other new features to consider in addition to Snapdragon 888 are the refreshed design and support for the S Pen S21 Ultra and dual rear cameras, capable of 3x and 10x zoom.