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New report reaching us claims that Honor has plans to return to using Qualcomm SoCs, following its separation from Huawei. The company is trying to develop a product with the Snapdragon 888 Plus, which is presumed to be an overclocked Snapdragon 888. The smartphone is expected to run MagicUI 5.0 based on Android 11.
Huawei sold Honor last year so it seems Honor is at liberty to utilise the Qualcomm chipsets. Digital Chat Station claims a device based around the Snapdragon 888 Plus is being developed at hand by Honor. We expect the unannounced SoC to be unveiled at the second half of the year, just like its predecessors, the Snapdragon 855 Plus and Snapdragon 865 Plus.
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Digital Chat Station asserts that devices with the Snapdragon 888 Plus will start arriving in the third quarter of 2021, which would be about a year on from when Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 865 Plus. If we are to follow the same pattern as with the Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 855 Plus then the Snapdragon 888 Plus will feature overclocked CPU and GPU cores compared to the current Snapdragon 888. In the same line Qualcomm will bundle other minor changes too, as it did with the Snapdragon 865 Plus as compared to the Snapdragon 865.
We are not certain of the smartphone Honor has in store, it could probably be a model of the rumoured 50 Pro+. The 50 Pro+ is expected to have a 6.7-inch and 120 Hz refresh rate display, along with five cameras, including a 50 MP primary sensor. On the other hand, Honor might use the Snapdragon 888 Plus in a new smartphone series since it is now a separate entity from Huawei.
Regardless, Digital Chat Station has confirmed that Honor’s future smartphones will operate MagicUI 5.0 based on Android 11.