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Honor is reputedly developing a new flagship smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset

The Honor V40's successor may feature a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor V40's successor may feature a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset. (Image source: Honor)
According to a new report, Honor is planning to return to using Qualcomm SoCs, following its split with Huawei. Apparently, the company is developing a flagship with the Snapdragon 888 Plus, presumably an overclocked Snapdragon 888. The device will run MagicUI 5.0 based on Android 11.
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It seems that Honor is free to use Qualcomm chipsets again, having been sold by Huawei last year. According to Digital Chat Station, Honor is currently developing smartphone based around the Snapdragon 888 Plus. The unannounced SoC is not expected to arrive until the second half of the year, much like the Snapdragon 855 Plus and Snapdragon 865 Plus before it.

Digital Chat Station asserts that devices with the Snapdragon 888 Plus will start arriving in Q3 2021, which would be about a year on from when Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 865 Plus. If previous 'Plus' SoCs are anything to go by, then the Snapdragon 888 Plus will feature overclocked CPU and GPU cores compared to the current Snapdragon 888. We imagine that Qualcomm will bundle other minor changes too, as it did with the Snapdragon 865 Plus compared to the Snapdragon 865.

It is unclear what smartphone Honor has up its sleeve, although it could be a variant of the rumoured 50 Pro+. Apparently, this device will feature a 6.7-inch and 120 Hz display, along with five cameras, including a 50 MP primary sensor. Alternatively, Honor may use the Snapdragon 888 Plus in a new smartphone series as it breaks away from Huawei. Regardless, Digital Chat Station asserts that Honor will base its future smartphones on Android 11, which it will market as MagicUI 5.0.

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Digital Chat Station (1) (2) (3) via Sparrows News

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Alex Alderson, 2021-04-28 (Update: 2021-04-29)