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. 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
- 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
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 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 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.