Tuesday, January 19th 2021

Qualcomm Announces Boosted Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform, a follow-on to the flagship Snapdragon 865 Plus, which features an enhanced Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU prime core clock speed of up to 3.2 GHz. The new Snapdragon 870 is designed to deliver increased performance across the board for geared-up gameplay with insanely fast Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences, truly global 5G sub-6 GHz and mmWave, and ultra-intuitive AI.

"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. "Snapdragon 870 will power a selection of flagship devices from key customers including Motorola, iQOO, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi."
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"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."

"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."

"OPPO and Qualcomm Technologies have maintained close collaboration, and we have jointly introduced many products favored by users," said Alen Wu, vice president and president of global sales, OPPO. "Following our principle of 'technology for mankind, kindness for the world' and leveraging the premium performance delivered by the new Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform, OPPO will deliver more human-centered products to global consumers and meet their expectations for cutting-edge technologies."

"Meeting users' demands for high performance has always been the mission of iQOO. With the unveil of the new Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform, we will provide powerful performance and top e-sports experiences to users as always in our next iQOO smartphone," said Zeng Kunpeng, general manager, iQOO Product Line. "We believe our cooperation with leading technology companies like Qualcomm Technologies will further drive the development of the mobile gaming ecosystem."

"Over the past years, Xiaomi's flagship smartphones that have been powered by Snapdragon 8-series mobile platforms have impressed global consumers with their premium performance and excellent experiences," said Lei Zhang, vice president of Mi Smartphone and general manager of hardware R&D, Xiaomi, "For next decade, we will continue to work closely with Qualcomm Technologies to bring the most advanced mobile experiences to Mi Fans. Benefitting from the powerful performance of the new Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform, we will continue to build high-end flagship device and bring more surprises to global consumers regarding 5G, camera, AI, and more."

Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 870 are expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2021. For more information about the Snapdragon 870, please visit: https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon-870-5g-mobile-platform.
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18 Comments on Qualcomm Announces Boosted Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform

#1
Jomale
Next Year there is the a AMD-gpu in the Samsung-apu, so better sit and wait.
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TheLostSwede
JomaleNext Year there is the a AMD-gpu in the Samsung-apu, so better sit and wait.
You are aware that Adreno is an anagram for Radeon, right? As in Qualcomm got Adreno from ATI.
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#3
Vader
JomaleNext Year there is the a AMD-gpu in the Samsung-apu, so better sit and wait.
Do people buy phones like that? I thought most bought theirs when they needed it
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Tom Yum
TheLostSwedeYou are aware that Adreno is an anagram for Radeon, right? As in Qualcomm got Adreno from ATI.
Well, technically Qualcomm got it from AMD, when AMD sold ATI's old Imageon embedded SOC division for peanuts in 2009 when AMD was circling the drain towards bankruptcy. Given the period of time since the Imageon purchase, it is fair to say that the similarity between Adreno and modern Radeon is essentially nil at this point, other than they are 3D accelerators.
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#5
Caring1
I wonder how long it would take Qualcomm to go under if China declared them a military backed company and stopped buying from them. :rolleyes:
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#6
xSneak
Is there any point in buying this if it will be on an older process and have a separate modem compared to the 765 successor?
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thesmokingman
TheLostSwedeYou are aware that Adreno is an anagram for Radeon, right? As in Qualcomm got Adreno from ATI.
And that doesn't have anything to do with his comment. Samsung inked a deal to have an AMD gpu in their soc.
Tom YumWell, technically Qualcomm got it from AMD, when AMD sold ATI's old Imageon embedded SOC division for peanuts in 2009 when AMD was circling the drain towards bankruptcy. Given the period of time since the Imageon purchase, it is fair to say that the similarity between Adreno and modern Radeon is essentially nil at this point, other than they are 3D accelerators.
This. And it's more for patent portfolio now, especially when Nvidia was going around suing everybody.
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TheLostSwede
Caring1I wonder how long it would take Qualcomm to go under if China declared them a military backed company and stopped buying from them. :rolleyes:
It's highly unlikely they'd go under, as phones are made in other countries than China and not all phones are made by Chinese brands, thankfully.
thesmokingmanAnd that doesn't have anything to do with his comment. Samsung inked a deal to have an AMD gpu in their soc.
He seemed to infer that Qualcomms graphics was inferior somehow, when it has been designed to work specifically in handheld, mobile devices. AMD's current Radeon graphics, not so much.
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#9
mtcn77
TheLostSwedeHe seemed to infer that Qualcomms graphics was inferior somehow, when it has been designed to work specifically in handheld, mobile devices.
I have to hit the nail on the head, on that note.
Notice, I just purchased a screen protector for my Nexus v2 and have been a Qualcomm fan for the longest time; however Samsung does have a point with their mirror Exynos cpu designs. Having split screen on a phone is not to be underestimated. My Snapdragon S4 Pro is a dated cpu, granted, but Samsung has been underestimated for the longest time already. They do strike a few nails on the head, alright.
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TheLostSwede
mtcn77I have to hit the nail on the head, on that note.
Notice, I just purchased a screen protector for my Nexus v2 and have been a Qualcomm fan for the longest time; however Samsung does have a point with their mirror Exynos cpu designs. Having split screen on a phone is not to be underestimated. My Snapdragon S4 Pro is a dated cpu, granted, but Samsung has been underestimated for the longest time already. They do strike a few nails on the head, alright.
Sorry, but what does a software feature have to do with the hardware? Are you inferring it wouldn't be possible to do on a Qualcomm powered phone? If so, how does Samsung do it on their phones sold in the US, as they have Qualcomm SoCs.
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#11
mtcn77
Well, form follows function...
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#12
Wirko
VaderDo people buy phones like that? I thought most bought theirs when they needed it
If that were true for phones or otherwise, the phone industry would go six feet under, the whole electronics industry would collapse, the whole industry would implode, and the whole economy would fall apart.
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#13
thesmokingman
TheLostSwedeHe seemed to infer that Qualcomms graphics was inferior somehow, when it has been designed to work specifically in handheld, mobile devices. AMD's current Radeon graphics, not so much.
It seems more like you are taking it that way.
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#14
TheLostSwede
thesmokingmanIt seems more like you are taking it that way.
How so? He said to wait until next year for the new Samsung chip with AMD graphics. It suggests that he thinks Qualcomm makes substandard GPUs now.
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thesmokingman
TheLostSwedeHow so? He said to wait until next year for the new Samsung chip with AMD graphics. It suggests that he thinks Qualcomm makes substandard GPUs now.
You are writing that, not him. YOU!
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#16
N3M3515
Obvious question, is this supposed to be better than sd865 but slower than sd888? (and cheaper than sd888)
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#17
mtcn77
N3M3515Obvious question, is this supposed to be better than sd865 but slower than sd888? (and cheaper than sd888)
Qualcomm has been commanding the premium market for some time sufficiently, it is the growth segments that they have to be more competitive.
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TheLostSwede
thesmokingmanYou are writing that, not him. YOU!
JomaleNext Year there is the a AMD-gpu in the Samsung-apu, so better sit and wait.
I think you need to improve your reading skills.
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