Today, surprisingly, Qualcomm officially announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform. It is an upgraded product of the long-rumored Snapdragon 865 Plus mobile platform. The chip uses an enhanced Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU core. The super core frequency has reached 3.2GHz. This is the highest frequency under the current A77 public version architecture.
The first batch of commercial terminals equipped with the Snapdragon 870 from the brands such as Motorola, Xiaomi, OPPO, OnePlus, and iQOO are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2021.
The Snapdragon 870 5G is based on TSMC’s 7nm process. It comes with one A77 (3.19GHz) super core, three A77 (2.42GHz) large cores and four A55 (1.8GHz) performance cores. Plus, it integrates the Adreno 650 and X55 5G baseband. These remain unchanged.
Thanks to Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming support, 5G Sub-6GHz and millimeter wave support, and smart AI features, the new Snapdragon 870 will provide a comprehensively improved performance and bring players a better gaming experience.
Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, said: ‘Building upon the success of Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus, the new Snapdragon 870 was designed to address OEM and mobile industry requirements. Snapdragon 870 will power a selection of flagship devices from key customers including Motorola, iQOO, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi.’
Sergio Buniac, President of Motorola Mobility, said in this regard: ‘At Motorola, we strive to deliver meaningful innovations that matter to our consumers, and we are glad to announce that soon we will bring the new Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform into our portfolio, unleashing the power of our smartphones to new and unique experiences. With this platform, we also reinforce our commitment with 5G technology, as network expands across the globe we continue to do so in our portfolio.’