Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform Announced: Our Phones Just Keep Getting Smarter and Faster, Right?!

Qualcomm has just revealed its follow-up to its flagship Snapdragon 865 Plus with the Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform. Why should you care? Well, let me tell you …

Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform

If you are interested in breakneck gaming speeds, truly global 5G (sub-6 GHz and mmWave), and ultra-intuitive AI on your mobile device, you’re going to want this.

No matter where you travel to (ha — remember doing that?!), if you have a 5G-capable phone, you want to know that you’ll get the fastest possible speeds. The Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform uses the X55 5G Modem-RF System to give peak speeds of up to 7.5 Gbps — world-wide.

The new chipset will support all key regions and frequency bands, including mmWave, sub-6, TDD, FDD, and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), so you’ll always get the speeds you expect no matter which carrier you’re connected to. This latest chipset even supports global multi-SIM, so if you are a business traveler who uses a second SIM when overseas, you won’t have to worry about whether you are using your fast SIM card or your other SIM.

The Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU is also supplying an uptick in speed — it clocks up to 3.2GHz, and it has display support for up to 4K at 60Hz. When it’s time to recharge your device, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology will quickly juice your phone.

Qualcomm’s 5th gen AI Engine will give super-fast and responsive on-device interactions and assistance. The Qualcomm Sensing Hub will provide always-on contextual awareness, and AI real-time translation will help you understand and be understood anywhere you go.

If you’re a gamer, the Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform will elevate your experience with desktop-level rendering, hyper-realistic graphics, and real-time performance optimization — on your mobile device. Complex visuals will be seamlessly rendered, with 10-bit HDR gaming that has vivid colors and crisp contrast so you can truly immerse yourself in the action. The GPU drivers are updateable, so you’ll have the latest tech with no required OS update.

You’ll also get the latest immersive WiFi 6 and Bluetooth audio. The Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform supports WiFi 6 gigabit-class speeds (up to 1.8 Gbps) and low latency connections. The latest Qualcomm aptX suite will provide crisp, reliable and responsive Bluetooth audio.

You can expect to find the Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform on new flagship devices from Motorola, iQOO, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi. You can expect to hear more about which devices specifically will be using this latest chipset in the coming months as they are announced.

Via Qualcomm

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