Qualcomm this year is diversifying its range of processors more than ever, with new models, and this year the 888 may not be the only top of the range. It would be the rumored Snapdragon 870 , a processor that would have been seen in a Vivo phone recently, which could be released.
This 2021 the Snapdragon 888 processors will be the ones that mount the top of the Android range. We have already known the Xiaomi Mi 11, as well as the new S21s that have this processor, the most powerful currently together with the Apple A14 or the new Exynos 2100 . But this processor that would be close to being released would offer an intermediate power between the 888 and the 865.
First mobile with the Snapdragon 870?
That is what the passage through Geekbench of a new Vivo mobile suggests, with the V2045 model, which has curiously shown a performance that moves between what it would offer with a Snapdragon 865 and a Snapdragon 888 . Which indicates that it is the 870. In its passage through the test we have been able to verify that in the one-core test it gives 1034 points, and in the multi-core the result is 3513 points. Interestingly, it is an intermediate score between the Snapdragon 865, which scores 876 and 3053, and above the Snapdragon 888, which scores 1136 and 3700 points.
Therefore it would not be unreasonable to think that it is the first mobile with this processor on the market . In fact, it was also rumored a few weeks ago that OPPO would be the manufacturer that would exclusively have this processor at its premiere, and as you know, Vivo belongs to the BBK holding company that has, among others, OPPO and Vivo among its portfolio. Therefore, it would not be strange to see a Vivo mobile soon with this new processor, which would undoubtedly also debut a new range of high-end mobiles, a step just below the flagships.
An overclocked Snadpragon 865?
That’s what the new Snapdragon 870 processor looks like, an 865 with a higher clock frequency, commonly referred to as overclocking. Other theories point to the opposite, which will be precisely a “downgrade” of the 888 . Something that could reveal a change in the strategy of Qualcomm, which almost every year launches two processors in the high range, one in the first half of the year, and the other in the second half.
It may be that this 2021 the strategy will be reversed, and that the Snapdragon 888 has been presented first, to be chosen by the top of the range of all 2021, and that its downgrade will come later, to lead the high-end mobiles that up to now they were launched with the Snapdragon 765G, as the most powerful processor in the mid-range. Something that would make sense, and that would justify paying a high price for mobiles that are powerful, but not flagships .