Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G announced as 865 follow-up

It boasts of an impressive boost in overall performance

Snapdragon 870 5G
Snapdragon 870 5G

Qualcomm is announcing a new processor that’s crafted as a follow up to their Snapdragon 865. With impactful improvements across the board, the new Snapdragon 870 5G is the next-in-line to power the next series of flagship phones.

There were already speculations that Qualcomm would be releasing a new processor that falls just under its recently released, premium SoC, the Snapdragon 888. The 888’s benchmark scores showed significant improvements over the 865 processor but the new 870 shows promising performance as well.

With the advent of 5G, the Snapdragon 870 5G is ready to offer multi-gigabit speeds with support for mmWave and Sub-6Ghz spectrums for a truly global 5G experience. Peak speeds can go as high as 7.5Gbps so users will be able to flawlessly stream, download, play, and more.

Apart from 5G, users can also benefit from Wi-Fi 6 connectivity from this processor. It allows up to 1.8Gbps for speeds as well as low-latency connections.

Performance also receives an upgrade with the onboard Kryo 585 CPU. Displays up to 4K 60Hz and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ will also be supported. The Snapdragon 870 is also equipped with the 5th-Gen Qualcomm AI Engine for speedier responses for on-device commands and assistance. Qualcomm Sensing Hub provides help with lower power consumption as well as supplying a host of useful features like multi-mic far-field detection and echo cancelation.

With the Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming armory, gaming performance gets a boost with desktop-level rendering and real-time performance optimization among others. The onboard Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU also provides not just detailed but also speedy graphics rendering.

Much like the Snapdragon 888, the 870 also supports next-gen camera features such as photo capture up to 200-megapixels, up to 8K video capture, multi-frame noise reduction, and more.

Companies like Motorola, iQOO, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi have already voiced their interest in working with Qualcomm to use the Snapdragon 870, so it may not be long before we see new devices powered by them on the market.

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