- Snapdragon 870 is the successor to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865+ chipset.
- The SoC supports a screen with up to a 144Hz refresh rate.
- The list of Snapdragon 870 SoC phones in India include Mi 11X, iQOO 7, Vivo X60, and more.
Best Snapdragon 870 phones in India: Qualcomm has managed to build a strong portfolio of 5G chipsets in the past 12 months. The chipmaker recently announced the Snapdragon 870 which is dubbed as the successor to the Snapdragon 865+ chipset from 2020. Qualcomm and TSMC basically managed to reinvent the older SoC to produce better performance with the 7nm architecture board. We have already started seeing a number of Snapdragon 870 phones in the market from brands like Xiaomi, iQOO, Vivo, and OnePlus. Here is a list of the best Snapdragon 870 phones that you can buy in India. In addition to this, we also give you details about the new Snapdragon chipset, what it offers and which price range of phones does it cater to.
Snapdragon 870 SoC specs
As we mentioned earlier, Snapdragon 870 is the successor or the re-engineered version of the Snapdragon 865+ SoC. It uses the same Cortex A77 cores that run the Kryo 585 Prime and Gold CPUs for performance, and the Cortex A55 cores with Kryo 585 Silver CPUs for efficiency. The use of older chipset and GPU means the performance gains are not high. But you can definitely expect some improvement over the Snapdragon 865+ even with just a 3.2 percent increase in clock speed the most notable addition. Snapdragon 870 gets an external 5G Snapdragon X55 modem with sub-6 mmWave support to offer speeds up to 7.5Gbps.
The chipset offers connectivity features Wi-Fi 6, (up to 1.77 Gbps), Bluetooth 5.2 with aptX Voice and Adaptive. Any device powered by this Soc can have a 1440p display with 144Hz refresh rate and HDR 10+ certified. For imaging purpose, a single camera can have a 200MP sensor, with 4K video capture and 64MP photo quality.
Best Snapdragon 870 phones in India
Here are the best smartphones powered by Snapdragon 870 SoC available in India.
1. Xiaomi Mi 11X
Mi 11X from Xiaomi is the first Snapdragon 870 phone to launch in India for under Rs 30,000. You can also consider going for the 8GB RAM model that costs Rs 31,999. Mi 11X features a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display with support for 120Hz refresh rate. The device packs a 4,520mAh battery with 33W fast charging. As for optics, Mi 11X gets a triple rear camera setup that comprises of 48MP sensor, 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 5MP macro sensor. While on the front, you get a 20MP selfie camera.
2. iQOO 7
iQOO 7 is the second device to give you a Snapdragon 870 SoC for under Rs 35,000 in the market. This device sports a 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ and 1300 nits brightness. You can get the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The built-in Expanded RAM technology allows you to use some part of the storage to expand the RAM.
The device runs on Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11.1. For imgaging purpose, iQOO 7 comes with a triple rear camera system that has 48MP primary sensor + 13MP ultra-wide sensor + 2MP macro sensor. On the front, the 16MP camera supports selfies and video calls. The best Snapdragon 870 SoC phone packs a 4400mAh battery with support for 66W fast charging.
3. Vivo X60 and X60 Pro
Vivo upgraded its affordable flagship and premium lineup with the X60 series that includes the X60 (review) and X60 Pro for buyers. Both the devices ship with Snapdragon 870 SoC paired with 8GB and 12GB RAM with 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, respectively. The Snapdragon 870 phones run on Funtouch OS based on Android 11 OS and have an in-display fingerprint sensor. The X60 and X60 Pro feature the same 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate.
4. OnePlus 9R
OnePlus 9R (review) is the affordable variant in the new OnePlus 9 series. The device comes powered by Snapdragon 870 SoC with up to 12GB RAM. It sports a 6.55-inch FHD+ flexible AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass for protection. The phone is available with 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage and runs on Android 11-based OxygenOS custom version.
Connectivity features on the device are dual-band Wi-Fi, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. The best Snapdragon 870 SoC-powered phone features a quad rear camera with 48MP + 16MP ultra-wide sensor + 5MP macro sensor + 5MP depth sensor. On the front, it gets a 16MP snapper. The handset packs a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support. OnePlus 9R is available in India starting from Rs 39,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant.
While there are several Snapdragon 870 SoC phones globally, these were some of the best that have been launched in India so far. A handful of new Snapdragon 870 SoC-powered mobile phones are rumoured to debut in the country later this year. The list includes POCO F3 GT, iQOO Neo 5 Lite, OPPO Reno 6 Pro, and Moto G100. iQOO Neo 5 Lite and Moto G100 both have been announced globally. The Neo 5 Lite packs 144Hz 6.57-inch FHD+ display, 4,500mAh battery, 44W fast charging solution, and 48MP triple rear cameras. The Moto G100 specs, on the other hand, are headlined by a 90Hz FHD+ display, 64MP quad cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery.