Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 870 SoC is overclocked version of Snapdragon 865+ SoC. It packs an improved Qualcomm Kyro 585 CPU prime core with a frequency of up to 3.2 GHz. The 7nm SD870 features Adreno 650 GPU and brings superior gameplay with Snapdragon Elite Gaming Experience. It supports global 5G sub-6GHz, mmWave and Ultra-intuitive AI. The Hexagon 698 AI Engine inside the chip can deliver the same 15 TOPS as the SD865. It comes with support for Quad HD+ screen at 144Hz refresh rate or 4K at 60Hz. Spectra 480 ISP offers 200MP camera support, 8K video capture at 30fps, high dynamic range videos using Dolby Vision standards and HDR10+. It sits between the Snapdragon 765G and the flagship Snapdragon 888. So, Qualcomm is helping OEMs to bring budget flagship device in 2021 with an improved 865+ chipset. Smartphone manufactures such as OnePlus, Xiaomi, iQOO, Motorola, OPPO etc have said that they will soon unveil Snapdragon 870 powered devices.
Here is the list of Snapdragon 870 powered phones
- Motorola Edge S
- Redmi K40
- Xiaomi Mi 10S (Rumored)
- OnePlus 9 Lite (Rumored)
- Vivo X60 Global (Rumored)
- Moto G100
- Black Shark 4
- iQOO Neo5
- Oppo Find X3
February 25: Xiaomi’s Redmi K40 lineup is now official. The standard edition K40 is equipped with the Snapdragon 870 while the Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ come with Snapdragon 888 chipset. The Redmi K40 priced at 1999 yuan for the 6GB RAM with a 128GB storage version. Other features include a 4520 mAh battery, 33-watt wired fast charging support, and 48MP Triple camera. It is available in Glossy Black, Icy White, and Dreamland colours.
January 26: Motorola has announced its latest smartphone called Motorola Edge S. It is the world’s first smartphone that packs Snapdragon 870 under the hood. We get a 6.7-inch LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate, 409 PPI, 21:9 aspect ratio, 2520 x 1080 resolution, HDR10, and a DCI-P3 colour gamut. There are four cameras on the rear that includes a 64MP, a 16MP, a 2MP, and a TOF unit. Selfie camera units include a 16MP sensor and an 8MP ultrawide angle camera.
Xiaomi is reportedly planning to announce the ninth model in the company’s Mi 10 series with the latest 870 SoC. 2021’s Mi 10 will likely be called Xiaomi Mi 10S. It is said to be priced at 3500 Yuan in China that translates to Rs 39,500 in the Indian currency.
According to the latest leak, the upcoming OnePlus 9 series will include a lite version dubbed as “OnePlus 9 Lite”. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s 870 chip. It is expected to be launched in the global market in March or April this year.
Recently, the Bluetooth SIG authority has approved a new Vivo device with model V2045. The model has also appeared on Geekbench that reveals it will pack a Snapdragon 870 processor, 12 GB of RAM, and Android 11 OS. It is expected that the device could be the Global version of the Chinese Vivo X60.
Additionally, Moto G100, Black Shark 4, iQOO Neo5, and Oppo Find X3 are also said to feature Qualcomm’s 3.2GHz chipset.