Qualcomm announces new SoC 'Snapdragon 870 5G' for mobile, will the installed device appear in the first quarter of 2021?

by Kārlis Dambrāns

On January 19, 2021, semiconductor giant Qualcomm announced the latest mobile SoC ' Snapdragon 870 5G '. The Snapdragon 870 is a power-up SoC of the Snapdragon 865 Plus released in 2020, and commercial devices equipped with the Snapdragon 870 are scheduled to appear in the first quarter of 2021.

Qualcomm Announces Boosted Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform | Qualcomm

Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon 870 5G for'desktop quality' streaming, mobile gaming | ZDNet

Qualcomm repackages last year's flagship SoC as the “Snapdragon 870” | Ars Technica

The Snapdragon 870 is a mobile SoC focused on the performance of mobile games and graphic rendering, and is compatible with Qualcomm's 'Snapdragon Elite Gaming' features such as the latest 5th generation Qualcomm AI Engine. And that. According to Qualcomm, devices powered by the Snapdragon 870 can stream 'desktop quality' content.

The Snapdragon 870 uses the same Kryo 585 CPU and Adreno 650 GPU as the Snapdragon 865 Plus, but the Snapdragon 870's Kryo 585 CPU has a maximum clock frequency of 3.2GHz, 10% higher than the Snapdragon 865 and 3% higher than the Snapdragon 865 Plus. It is improving.

As Qualcomm states that the Snapdragon 870 is a 'following the flagship Snapdragon 865 Plus' model, the rest of the specs are pretty much the same as the Snapdragon 865 Plus. Although it is a 5G compatible SoC, it does not have a 5G modem inside and must be combined with the 5G communication compatible modem Snapdragon X55, which is also common with Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Qualcomm's new SoC 'Snapdragon 865 Plus' supports Wi-Fi 6E and has the world's fastest clock frequency of 3.1GHz --GIGAZINE

Since the announcement of theSnapdragon 865 in December 2019, Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 865 Plus and Snapdragon 870 with almost the same design one after another, tech news site Ars Technica said that the sales of the Snapdragon 865 He points out that it may be because it wasn't good.

Qualcomm's 5G compatible chip 'Snapdragon 865' is not adopted by smartphone makers such as Google, LG, Nokia, the reason is simply 'too expensive' --GIGAZINE

In an official statement, Qualcomm said, 'The Snapdragon 870 powers the flagship devices of major customers such as Motorola, iQOO, OnePlus, OPPO and Xiaomi,' but Ars Technica said, 'Qualcomm's true flagship SoC. Is a high-end Snapdragon 888 , 'he points out, questioning Qualcomm's term' flagship. '

Qualcomm commented on the introduction of devices equipped with the Snapdragon 870, 'It will be announced in the first quarter of 2021.' It is rumored that the upcoming release of OnePlus , a Chinese smartphone maker, will be equipped with the Snapdragon 870 instead of the Snapdragon 865.

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