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 devices in 2021 with an improved 865+ chipset. At present, we have seen Snapdragon 870 powered devices from OnePlus, Xiaomi, iQOO, Motorola, Vivo, and Oppo.
Here is the list of Snapdragon 870 powered phones
- Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
- Motorola Edge 20 Pro
- ZTE Axon 30 5G
- Realme GT Master Explorer
- Oppo Reno 6 Pro+
- Vivo iQOO Neo5 Lite
- Mi 11x
- OnePlus 9R
- Poco F3
- Vivo X60
- Vivo X60 Pro
- Black Shark 4
- Moto G100
- iQOO Neo 5
- Oppo Find X3
- Xiaomi Mi 10S
- Redmi K40
- Motorola Edge S
- Realme GT Neo 2 (Expected)
- OnePlus 9RT (Expected)
- Meizu 18x (Expected)
September 09: The Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G is now official in Europe. It is the model known as the Pro+ in China. The global Reno6 Pro 5G comes with the Snapdragon 870 chipset. We see a 50MP main sensor (1/1.56” with OIS) coupled with a 13MP tele camera, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro unit.
July 29: In July 2021, three new handsets has arrived in the market with an SD870 chipset that includes Motorola Edge 20 Pro, ZTE Axon 30 5G and Realme GT Master Explorer Edition.
May 27: Oppo Reno 6 Pro+ is now official in China with high-end specifications. We get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset under the hood. Its quad-camera setup includes a 50-megapixel main sensor. At the front, it sports a 32-megapixel selfie camera. The handset is priced at CNY 3,999 (Rs 45,500 approximately) for the 8GB/128GB option. This month iQOO Neo 5 Lite has also arrived with SD870 SoC. It supports 44W flash charging and draws power from a 4500 mah battery. The device runs Android 11-based OriginOS 1.0
April 23: Xiaomi has launched the Mi 11x that packs a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED display. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 5G SoC. The device has been priced at Rs 29,999 for the 6GB+128GB model.
March 23: Poco F3, Black Shark 4, OnePlus 9R, Vivo X60 and Vivo X60 Pro have arrived in the market with Qualcomm’s 870 processor. At present, the OnePlus 9R is available in India via Amazon with a price tag of INR 39,999 for the 8GB + 128GB storage. Poco F3 is said to arrive in the Indian market with MI branding. Additionally, we have seen the Vivo X60 lineup in India also. There is no word regarding the Black Shark 4 India launch.
March 16: iQOO Neo 5 5G is the company’s mid-range 5G device with Qualcomm’s chipset. It features an in-display fingerprint scanner and a 48MP IMX598 primary camera with OIS.
March 11: Oppo Find X3 is now available in China. It uses the 7nm Snapdragon 870 SoC with 8GB of RAM. We get a 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
March 10: Xiaomi has announced the ninth model in the company’s Mi 10 series called Xiaomi Mi 10S. The device looks like the Mi 10 Ultra. It borrows most of the specs from the Mi 10 5G that was unveiled back in February 2020. The Snapdragon 870 SoC powers the device along with up to 12GB of RAM. There is no word regarding the availability of Mi 10S in the Indian market.
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 is 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 a 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.