Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 865 Plus

Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 865+
Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 865+


Qualcomm recently announced Snapdragon 870, a true successor to Snapdragon 865+. Snapdragon 870 will sit in between Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 865+. Snapdragon 870 is basally a slightly improved Snapdragon 865+ with not much difference.

The primary difference is in the prime CPU core. The fastest Cortex-A77 core in Snapdragon 870 is now clocked at 3.2GHz as opposed to 3.09GHz in Snapdragon 865 Plus. All other things in Snapdragon 870 are the same as in Snapdragon 865+. That’s the reason a few people also call Snapdragon 870 as Snapdragon 865++ or Snapdragon 865+ Pro.

Here’s the side by side specs comparison of Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 865 Plus. You will see everything the same.

Snapdragon 870Snapdragon 865 Plus
AnnouncedJanuary 2021July 2020
Model numberSM8250-ACSM8250-AB
 CPU Architecture1x 3.2 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
1x 3.1 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Frequency3200 MHz3100 MHz
GPU nameAdreno 650Adreno 650
ArchitectureAdreno 600Adreno 600
GPU frequency670MHz670MHz
Execution units2
Shading units512
FLOPS1365 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.11.1
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version1212
Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR5
Memory frequency2750 MHz2750 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth44 Gbit/s44 Gbit/s
Max size16 GB16 GB
Neural processor (NPU)Hexagon 698Hexagon 698
Storage typeUFS 3.0, UFS 3.1UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP, 2x 25MP1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video playback8K at 30FPS8K at 30FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV
4G supportLTE Cat. 24LTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Download speedUp to 2500 MbpsUp to 2500 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 316 MbpsUp to 316 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC