Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G mobile Platform announced – Full Specifications

Qualcomm Technologies has officially unveiled its latest Snapdragon 800 Series mobile processor called Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform.

It is basically Snapdragon 865+ SoC in disguise, but with higher clock speeds. The SD870 SoC features in Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU prime core with clock speed up to 3.2GHz coupled with three Cortex-A77 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores.

The new Snapdragon 870 is designed to deliver increased performance across the board for geared-up gameplay with insanely fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming experiences, truly global 5G sub-6 GHz and mmWave, and ultra-intuitive AI.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G specifications

  • General Specifications:
    • Full Suite Snapdragon Elite Gaming features
    • 7 nm Process Technology
    • USB Version 3.1; USB Type-C Support
    • Part Number: SM8250-AC
  • CPU:
    • Kryo 585, Octa-core CPU
    • Up to 3.2 GHz
    • 64-bit Architecture
  • Visual Subsystem:
    • Adreno 650 GPU
    • Vulkan 1.1 API support
    • HDR gaming (10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut)
    • Physically Based Rendering
    • API Support: OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1
    • Hardware-accelerated H.265 and VP9 decoder
    • HDR Playback Codec support for HDR10+, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision
  • Display:
    • On-Device Display Support:
      • 4K @ 60 Hz
      • QHD+ @ 144 Hz
    • Maximum External Display Support: up to 4K @ 60 Hz
    • 10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut
    • HDR10 and HDR10+
  • Memory:
    • Support for LP-DDR5 memory up to 2750 MHz
    • Support for LPDDR4x memory up to 2133 MHz
    • Memory Density: up to 16 GB
  • Artificial Intelligence:
    • Hexagon 698 Processor
      • Hexagon Tensor Accelerator
      • Hexagon Vector eXtensions
      • Hexagon Scalar Accelerator
    • Qualcomm Sensing Hub
      • Ultra low power hub for audio, voice and sensors
      • Supports AI algorithms at low power
      • Support for fusing contextual data streams including sensors, audio and voice
      • Supports multiple voice assistants
      • Multi-mic far-field detection and echo cancellation
  • 5G Modem-RF System:
    • Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System
    • 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, FDD, TDD
    • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
    • mmWave: 800 MHz bandwidth, 8 carriers, 2×2 MIMO
    • Sub-6 GHz: 200 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO
    • Qualcomm 5G PowerSave
    • Qualcomm Smart Transmit technology
    • Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking
    • Qualcomm Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning
    • Global 5G multi-SIM
    • Downlink: Up to 7.5 Gbps
    • Uplink: Up to 3 Gbps
    • Multimode support: 5G NR, LTE including CBRS, WCDMA, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Camera:
    • Qualcomm Spectra 480 Image Signal Processor
    • Dual 14-bit ISPs
    • Up to 2 Gigapixels per Second
    • Hardware accelerator for computer vision (CV-ISP)
    • Up to 200 Megapixel Photo Capture
    • Up to 25 MP dual camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
    • Up to 64 MP single camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
    • Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture
    • Up to 10-bit color depth video capture
    • 4K Video Capture + 64 MP Photo
    • 8K Video Capture @ 30 FPS
    • Slow-mo video capture at 720p @ 960 FPS
    • HEIF: HEIC photo capture, HEVC video capture
    • Video Capture Formats: HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
    • 4K Video Capture @ 120 FPS
    • 4K HDR Video Capture with Portrait Mode (Bokeh)
    • Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR)
    • Real-time object classification, segmentation and replacement
  • Security:
    • Secure Processing Unit: Mobile Payment, Dual SIM/Dual Standby
    • Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor and Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max
    • Biometric Authentication: Fingerprint, Iris, Voice, Face
    • On-Device: Qualcomm® Mobile Security, Key Provisioning Security, Qualcomm Processor Security, Qualcomm Content Protection, Qualcomm Trusted Execution Environment, Camera Security, Crypto Engine, Malware Protection, Secure Boot, Secure Token
  • Location:
    • GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS
    • Dual Frequency Support
    • Low Power Geofencing and Tracking, Sensor-assisted Navigation
    • Near Field Communications (NFC): Supported
  • Audio:
    • Hexagon Voice Assistant Accelerator for hardware accelerated voice signal processing
    • Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec (Up to WCD9385)
      • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback: -108dB
      • Native DSD support, PCM up to 384 kHz/32-bit
      • Customizable “Golden Ears” filter
    • Qualcomm Aqstic smart speaker amplifier (up to WSA8815)
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth:
    • Qualcomm FastConnect 6800 Subsystem
    • Wi-Fi Standards: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g/n
    • Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6GHz
    • Peak speed: 3.6 Gbps
    • Channel Utilization: 20/40/80/160 MHz
    • 8-stream sounding (for 8×8 MU-MIMO)
    • MIMO Configuration: 2×2 (2-stream)
    • MU-MIMO (Uplink & Downlink)
    • 4K QAM
    • OFDMA
    • Dual-band simultaneous (2×2 + 2×2)
    • Wi-Fi Security: WPA3-Enterprise, WPA3-Enhanced Open, WPA3 Easy Connect, WPA3-Personal
    • Integrated Bluetooth
      • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.2
      • Bluetooth features: LE Audio Features (one-to-many broadcast, audio sharing), Dual Bluetooth antennas
      • Bluetooth audio: Qualcomm aptX Voice audio for super wide band voice calls, Qualcomm aptX Adaptive audio for robust, low latency, high quality audio, Qualcomm TrueWireless Technology
    • Qualcomm 60 GHz Wi-Fi
      • Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11ad, 802.11ay
      • Wi-Fi Spectral Band: 60 GHz
      • Peak speed: 10 Gbps
      • Ambient Wi-Fi sensing
  • Charging:
    • Quick Charge 4+ technology
    • Quick Charge AI

Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 870 are expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2021. OEM’s like Motorola, OnePlus, iQOO, Oppo and Xiaomi are already working on devices powered by Snapdragon 870 5G SoC.

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