5 brands confirmed to be working on a Snapdragon 870 phone
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When Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 870 a few days ago, people started guessing which unreleased products would feature the chipset. Now, various sources are speculating on which unreleased phones from Motorola, iQOO, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi would use the chipset.
According to XDA Developers, the Motorola Edge S is likely one of the devices featuring the Snapdragon 870 chipset. Next, there's the OnePlus 9 lite that's previously rumoured to be coming with the Snapdragon 865 chipset. Lastly, the Redmi K40 - that may come in more than three variants - could have one variant with the Snapdragon 870 chipset too.
These three devices have been rumoured in recent weeks, but details on the chipset being used have been vague. That's why many in the industry believe that brands may opt for the Snapdragon 870, instead of the more expensive Snapdragon 888. It's a mid-range chipset that delivers flagship-class performance, so we can expect to see it equipped on more premium mid-range devices in the coming months.
Having said that, we're not sure what kind of price range these phones would be launched at. Would they be sub-RM2k phones, which would make them better value-for-money? Let us know what you think in the comments below and stay tuned to TechNave for more updates on these phones.