Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC With a Clock Speed of 3.2GHz Launched
Smartphone makers including iQoo, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, and Xiaomi are set to bring their models based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC.
Qualcomm has launched the Snapdragon 870 mobile platform over a month after bringing the Snapdragon 888 as its latest flagship system-on-chip (SoC). The new chipset comes as a slightly tweaked version of the Snapdragon 865+ that debuted last year. It is also the first one in the series to offer a processing core with a clock speed of up to 3.2GHz. The Snapdragon 870 SoC includes the Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming technology to assist mobile gamers. There is also the fifth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine to enable on-device artificial intelligence (AI) experiences.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 device availability
Smartphone makers including iQoo, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, and Xiaomi are set to bring their phones based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. These devices are expected to debut in the first quarter of 2021.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 specifications, features
Just like the Snapdragon 865+ that was launched in July last year, the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 is based on 7nm process technology and comes with Kryo 385 CPU, which has a tri-cluster architecture. This brings a prime core of Cortex-A77 at the clock speed of 3.2GHz, along with three cores of Cortex-A77 at 2.4GHz and four remaining cores of Cortex-A55 at 1.8GHz. The chipset also includes Adreno 650 GPU, paired with the Snapdragon Elite Gaming technology and includes support for updatable GPU drivers. There is also a Hexagon 698 processor along with the fifth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine and Hexagon Tensor Accelerator to deliver up to 15 tera operations per second (TOPS). Qualcomm has also included its Sensing Hub to provide always-on contextual awareness.