Qualcomm debuts the Snapdragon 870 5G chipset with a 3.2 GHz clock speed

Snapdragon 870

American multinational company, Qualcomm released a new chipset called Snapdragon 870 (SM8250-AC). In collaboration with TSMC, they figured out how to increase the clock speed of the Snapdragon 865+, which gave birth to the 870 chip.

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) of this new chipset has a clock speed of 3.2 GHz which is now the highest in the mobile world. It surpassed the 3.1 GHz clock speed on the Snapdragon 865+. It is also important to note that the prime core of Samsung’s Kirin 9000 chip clocks at 3.13 GHz.

The Snapdragon 870 chipset features Kryo 585 cores based on ARM’s Cortex-A77. It is the same setup as the SD 865+ but with some in-house tweaks to achieve the higher clock speed.

Handling the graphics department is the Adreno 650 GPU, though we aren’t sure if it also received a speed boost like its CPU counterpart. You can expect at the bare minimum a 670 MHz speed.

For display, the chip supports 1440p panel at up to 144Hz (or 4K at 60Hz). It also supports HDR10+. The Spectra 480p ISP supports sensors of up to 200MP, high dynamic range videos via Dolby Vision and HDR10+ standards, and 8K video capture at 30 fps or 4K at 120fps.

Surprisingly, there is a 5G modem in this chipset. It is however paired with an external Snapdragon X55 with mmWave and sub-6 support of up to 7.5 Gbps downlink speeds.

OEM companies such as Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Motorola and iQOO are expected to use the chipset for their upcoming phones. So stay tuned.


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