OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi phones equipped with Snapdragon 870 SoC arriving in the first quarter

US chipmaker Qualcomm today unveiled the Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform, the successor to the flagship Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset with enhanced CPU performance, blazing fast 5G connectivity and optimized games.

Motorola, iQOO, OnePlus, OPPO and Xiaomi will be among the major OEMs to launch Snapdragon 870 powered devices that are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2021.

Benefiting from the powerful performance of the new Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform, we will continue to build high-end flagship devices and bring more surprises to global consumers regarding 5G, camera, artificial intelligence and more.

Lei Zhang, vice president of Mi Smartphone and general manager of hardware research and development, Xiaomi

The Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform is equipped with an improved Kryo 585 CPU that performs intense mobile processing activity up to 3.2 GHz and the ultra-fast Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU that offers smooth and fast graphics rendering.

As for connectivity, the Snapdragon 870 5G SoC is equipped with the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF system which enables 5G connectivity with peak speeds up to 7.5 Gbps and supports mmWave, Sub-6 GHz, TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS). The chipset also features the Qualcomm FastConnect 6800 system which delivers fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth audio experiences with advanced feature implementations.

The new chipset offers a full suite of Snapdragon Elite gaming features, including Desktop Forward Rendering, Qualcomm Game Color Plus v2.0, and Qualcomm Game Smoother. Additionally, 10-bit HDR gaming and upgradeable GPU drivers are claimed to provide the latest graphics and performance improvements.

At Motorola, we strive to deliver meaningful innovations that matter to our consumers and are pleased to announce that we will soon be introducing the new Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform to our portfolio, unlocking the power of our smartphones for new and unique experiences.

Sergio Buniac, president, Motorola Mobility

News Highlights:

  • The Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform is equipped with an improved Kryo 585 CPU that performs intense mobile processing activity up to 3.2 GHz and the ultra-fast Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU that offers smooth and fast graphics rendering.
  • OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi phones equipped with Snapdragon 870 SoC arriving in the first quarter