Qualcomm's Plus chips are essential for summer, and you can get one slightly earlier this year. Qualcomm has launched the Snapdragon 888 Plus, which is a souped up version of (what else?) The Snapdragon 888 Plus was introduced by Qualcomm in late 2013. It is a more powerful version of the base 888. The 888 Plus comes with the standard clock speed increase from a peak 2.86GHz up to almost 3GHz. However, it also includes an upgraded AI engine that promises more then a 20% performance boost for tasks such as noise cancellation and camera effects.Otherwise, you can expect the Kryo 680 CPU architecture with Adreno 660 graphic. Although the X60 modem is still capable of delivering 7.5Gbps, it's not a problem when you consider that even 5G connections aren't going to be able to reach speeds comparable to Qualcomm's.It's all about the companies that build the chips into their devices, just like last year's 865Plus. Qualcomm already has a number of prominent customers lined up to purchase the Snapdragon 888 Plus. These include ASUS' next ROG Phone Honor's Magic 3 and at least one Motorola handset. We wouldn't rule out other major customers such as Samsung's potential foldable phone updates.The Snapdragon 888 Plus will be the first smartphones to ship in the third quarter. These improvements will not make you regret buying the ROG Phone 5 (or any other 888-based smartphone), but they will ensure Android phones in 2021 use Qualcomm's most recent technology.