The new processor of Qualcomm, Snapdragon 870 has been presented.
It is a high-performance processor that places itself in a very interesting position between the Snapdragon 865+ and the Snapdragon 888. This means that this is a very powerful chip, so it manages to beat the previous high-end Qualcomm range.
With Snapdragon 870, Qualcomm wants to offer smartphone manufacturers an economical alternative to the Snapdragon 888, by delivering a performance that is high enough to meet the needs of the most demanding users.
This processor should be used in the next wave of premium mid-high range smartphones from companies such as OnePlus and Xiaomi among others.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 specs
- Manufactured in a 7 nm process (Snapdragon 888 uses the 5 nm process).
- Eight-core CPU, based on the Kryo 585 architecture, with a high-performance core (Cortex-A77) at 3.2GHz. It has three more cores (Cortex-A77) at 2.4GHz and four cores (Cortex-A55) at 1.8GHz.
- Adreno 650 GPU.
- Includes Qualcomm’s complete ecosystem of elite gaming tools, including Desktop Forward Rendering, Qualcomm Game Color Plus v2.0, Qualcomm Game Smoother, and upgradeable driver support.
- Wi-Fi 6 (Qualcomm FastConnect 6800) and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity (Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio, Qualcomm TrueWireless Technology).
- Qualcomm Hexagon 698 for artificial intelligence.
- Snapdragon X55 5G modem at 7.5GB/s downstream and 3GB/s upstream.
- Support for NFC, compatible with USB Type-C.
- Qualcomm Spectra 480 image signal processor, compatible with sensors up to 200MP, 25MP dual camera.
- Supports displays with 4K resolution and up to 60Hz, or QHD+ and 144Hz.
- Supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.
- Supports LPDDR5 (4 x 16 bit) memory at 2750MHz.
As we can see, the Snapdragon 870 is a very interesting option that not only keeps everything that made the Snapdragon 865+ great but dares to improve it slightly.
Qualcomm has been following a strategy that aims at mid-range devices with this processor and it wants to reach a greater number of users.
It is not confirmed yet, but looking at the price of high-end smartphones equipped with a Snapdragon 888, it is likely that smartphones using the Snapdragon 870 processor should be around $450.