Qualcomm Announces Boosted Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform
Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 870 platform, renewing its focus on the mobile gaming market. The company stated it will power flagship devices from Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo sub-brand IQOO.
The chipset is a follow-on to the Snapdragon 865 Plus released last July, with which it shares features including an Adreno 650 GPU; Hexagon 698 processor; Spectra 480 ISP; fifth-generation AI engine; Snapdragon Elite gaming package; and X55 modem supplying 5G capabilities and peak download rates of 7.5Gb/s. An enhanced Kryo 585 CPU offers core clock speed of 3.2GHz compared with 3.1GHz in the previous model.
The company also included its FastConnect 6800 mobile connectivity system, offering Wi-Fi speeds of 1.8Gb/s compared with 3.6Gb/s delivered by FastConnect 6900 in Snapdragon 865 Plus. Qualcomm stated announcements regarding device launches based on Snapdragon 870 are expected in the current quarter.