Snapdragon 870 SoC revealed with 3.2 GHz clock speed
- Qualcomm has revealed an interesting new mobile chipset called the Snapdragon 870 which sits slightly below the flagship Snapdragon 888.
- The ace up the 870’s sleeve is its CPU’s prime core at 3.2 GHz, the highest in the mobile world.
- However, in all other aspects, it is mostly a lightly more powerful 865+ as it still uses Kryo 585 cores (based on ARM’s Cortex-A77), while the 888 uses the newer Cortex-X1 and A78 instead.
- The display driver on the 870 supports up to 1440p panels at up to 144 Hz refresh rate, as well as HDR10+. The Spectra 480 ISP is also carried over from the 865+, so you get support for up to 200MP sensors with 8K video capture at 30 fps.
- The chipset has no onboard 5G modem, however. It instead comes paired with an external Snapdragon X55 modem with sub-6 and mmWave support for 5G.
- Motorola has already confirmed its new Edge S smartphone with Snapdragon 870 chipset which will go official on January 26.