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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is predicted to be the go-to chipset of alternative for high-end flagship telephones of 2021. However, evidently Qualcomm has launched one other flagship chipset that may very well be doubtlessly cheaper for producers who can’t or don’t wish to pay for the Snapdragon 888.

This comes within the type of the Snapdragon 870, which based mostly on the naming scheme looks as if a slight improve over 2020’s Snapdragon 865+, which in flip was an upgraded model of the Snapdragon 865. However, other than the brand new title, there doesn’t actually seem like that a lot of a distinction from the 865+.

The 870 will nonetheless be utilizing the identical Adreno 650 GPU and the X55 5G modem. The foremost change right here can be the clockspeed of the Kryo 585 CPU the place as a substitute of three.1GHz within the 865+, it has been bumped as much as 3.2GHz, though whether or not or not customers will be capable to discover the 100MHz distinction stays to be seen.

It looks as if a little bit of an odd launch, however on the identical time we will see why. The Snapdragon 888 is constructed on the 5nm course of and is claimed to be dearer than earlier flagship chipsets. The 870 seems to be constructed on the 7nm course of which can be cheaper, however on the identical time providing higher efficiency (even when it’s marginally) than 2020’s flagships.

According to Qualcomm, we will count on units like OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, Motorola, and iQOO to be making the most of this new chipset.

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