Qualcomm announces boosted Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform

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Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled the Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform, a follow-on to the Snapdragon 865 Plus, which features an enhanced Kryo 585 CPU prime core clock speed of up to 3.2 GHz.

The new Snapdragon 870 is designed to deliver increased gaming performance, 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. “Snapdragon 870 will power a selection of flagship devices from key customers including Motorola, iQOO, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi.”

The Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform, described by Qualcomm as a 'connectivity powerhouse', features both the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System and the Qualcomm FastConnect 6800 Subsystem.

Commenting Kinder Liu, chief operating officer and head of R&D, OnePlus said,“With the flagship performance and exceptional 5G connectivity provided by the Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform coupled with OnePlus’ innovative technologies and optimisation, we look forward to delivering lightning-fast 5G speeds and ultra-smooth mobile experiences to more users."

Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 870 are expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2021.