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Linley Group: Qualcomm defines premium smartphone cameras

Sep 21, 2021

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A leading technology analyst firm has published a deep dive into the smartphone camera technology industry. Their findings?  Snapdragon is leading the industry in camera technologies.  

“Each year, Qualcomm continues to innovate and lead in smartphone processor cameras.  Snapdragon processors not only best the competition in DXOMark, but they also lap their  predecessors. When it released the Snapdragon 888, the company delivered more than 20  industry firsts, many camera related. It will continue to define premium camera offerings  as new Snapdragon processors enter the market.”Linley Group

The Linley Group report takes a detailed look at Snapdragon features and history, examines the latest devices, and provides a technology deep-dive explainer.  

The flagship Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform powers many premium tier smartphones. There’s hardly any question why – it packs camera features never before seen in smartphones or professional cameras. Features include: 

  • Snapdragon 888 features 10-bit HEIC to capture photos in over a billion shades of color, a feature that made its debut in the Oppo Find X3 Pro 

  • Snapdragon 888 features a triple ISP so you can capture photos and videos from different cameras simultaneously.  These camera experiences are available in flagship phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

  • Snapdragon devices are at the top of the chart in terms of image quality according to camera benchmark site DXOMark.  

When your smartphone has Snapdragon, you have a professional quality camera in your pocket.  


Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.


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