The new Snapdragon 870 processor is a slightly upgraded version of their Snapdragon 865 Plus.
“Building upon the success of Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus, the new Snapdragon 870 was designed to address OEM and mobile industry requirements,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
The 870 has a 3.2 GHz clock speed and the same Kryo 585 CPU and Adreno 650 GPU as the 865 Plus.
The new chip is still using the 7nm process compared to the 5nm of the 888.
Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 870 will be powering devices from Motorola, iQOO, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi.
“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,” said Sergio Buniac, president, Motorola Mobility. “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.”
Just like the 865 Plus, there’s support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 with the 870. While the 5G modem isn’t integrated, the one for the 870 supports global 5G sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands.
“By working closely with the world’s leading technology innovators like Qualcomm Technologies, we have been continuously building superior products and bringing premium mobile experiences to global users,” said Kinder Liu, chief operating officer and head of R&D, OnePlus. “The flagship performance and exceptional 5G connectivity provided by the Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform coupled with OnePlus’ unique innovative technologies and optimization, we look forward to delivering lightning-fast 5G speeds and ultra-smooth mobile experiences to more users.”
The first Snapdragon 870-powered phones are set to launch in Q1.