Qualcomm Technologies has released the latest iteration of its Snapdragon Mobile Platform. The Snapdragon 870 5G improves on the previous Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus, and can achieve a prime core clock speed of 3.2 GHz with the help of its Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU.
According to Qualcomm, those performance upgrades make the 870 5G particularly well-suited to high-end gaming applications. The solution is compatible with the company’s Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, and will support the ongoing expansion of global 5G networks.
The platform itself was developed to meet the evolving technology demands of equipment manufacturers and the mobile industry at large. Qualcomm has already lined up several customers for the new solution, announcing that the 870 5G will first appear in major devices from companies like Motorola, iQOO, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi. Those initial devices will be unveiled in the first quarter of 2021.
“We look forward to delivering lightning-fast 5G speeds and ultra-smooth mobile experiences to more users,” said OnePlus COO and R&D Head Kinder Liu.
“We believe our cooperation with companies like Qualcomm Technologies will further drive the development of the mobile gaming ecosystem,” added iQOO Product Line General Manager Zeng Kunpeng.
The Snapdragon 870 arrives shortly after Qualcomm revealed that its Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform would be featured in the new Galaxy S21 series from Samsung. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus appeared in several devices over the course of the past year, such as the OnePlus 8 series and Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip smartphone, respectively.