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Oppo could launch a Snapdragon 870-powered phone later this year

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip to debut soon Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip to debut soon
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip to debut soon (Qualcomm)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC is said to be a ‘lite’ version of the upcoming Snapdragon 875 chip, which will power the next premium flagship phones.

Qualcomm will introduce its next-generation mobile platform, Snapdragon 875, later this year. The processor will power the next wave of premium and mid-range smartphones next year. Qualcomm is also expected to launch a lighter version of the chip, dubbed as Snapdragon 870. Oppo could be one of the first smartphone brands to embrace this lighter premium chip.

According to leakster Digital Chat Station (via GSMArena, Playfuldroid), Oppo is working on a new smartphone that will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor. The chip could come with 3.2GHz CPU, suggesting the processor will be quite powerful, at least more powerful than the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform.

Interestingly enough, an Oppo executive in August had hinted at a phone with a ‘lite’ version of Qualcomm Snapdragon 875.

As said earlier, Qualcomm will launch Snapdragon 875 mobile platform in December this year. The processor is said to come with Kryo 685 CPU built on Arm v8 Cortex technology, built-in 5G modem, Spectra 580 image-processing engine, and Snapdragon Sensors Core technology.

It is also rumoured to feature quad-channel package-on-package (PoP) high-speed LPDDR5 SDRAM and Low-power audio subsystem combined with Aqstic Audio Technologies WCD9380 and WCD9385 audio codec. The chipset is said to be manufactured using 5nm process, which will make it more efficient than the current Snapdragon 865 processor that is based on the 7nm process.

Realme is said to be one of the first smartphone brands to offer a phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor. The company is likely to launch a phone under its Realme 7 series with the new chip. According to reports, Xiaomi will launch Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro with the new chip. Redmi K40 Pro and Poco F3 Pro are also likely to join the bandwagon.

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