Qualcomm recently launched a new chipset named Snapdragon 860. If you think this is a new addition of a new chipset with plenty of new features, then you are wrong. This is a boosted version of the older Snapdragon 855 Plus. We have already compared Snapdragon 855 Plus vs 860 vs 865 Plus vs 870, where you can assess the differences. Overall, we have upgraded the CPU to an older package.
It seems the company has renamed its older processors to provide an affordable price range. It will worth noting that Snapdragon 855 was the flagship processor of last year, then the company came up with bumped up “plus” variant with a more powerful CPU and GPU. If the mobile OEMs deliver a reasonable price, it should be acceptable to buy phones with Snapdragon 860. In this article, we will discuss Snapdragon 860 phones. Without any further ado, let’s come to our main topic!
Snapdragon 860 Phones List
Here is the list of Snapdragon 860 powered phones available to buy right now in the market:
Poco X3 Pro
Poco X3 was the first phone to make its debut with a Snapdragon 860 chipset out of the box. The smartphone comes with 6.67-inch 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD+ IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. As we have mentioned, it packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 chipset coupled with Adreno 640 GPU to handle graphics-intensive tasks. It has multiple storage variants with either 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, or 8GB RAM, 256GB of internal storage.
As far as optics are concerned, the device brings a quad-camera setup at the rear. The primary sensor is a 48MP shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor followed by 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensors. It is well capable of shooting 4K video @30FPS and 720p slo-mo video @960FPS. There is a 20MP selfie camera on the front. The device further adds a 5160 mAh non-removable battery 33W fast charging support. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for enhanced security.
One of the most important things is its pricing. The phone is available for sale in the European markets with a base price of €249. It goes up to €299 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage variant. Overall, it comes with flagship specifications by making Snapdragon 860 a flagship processor. It can be considered an affordable flagship smartphone.
In the current scenario, there is only one smartphone available to arrive with Snapdragon 860 chipset. But we will surely see more phones soon. We will keep adding new phones as more manufacturer adds Snapdragon 860-powered phones to their lineup. Undoubtedly, Snapdragon 860 is placed between the flagship and mid-range segments. Therefore, we can see much better performance compared to mid-range processors.
It could start a new trend of having high-performance smartphones at an affordable price point. Those who compare it with Snapdragon 888 might get disappointed because it has almost two years older hardware with a minor boost in the CPU department. What are your thoughts? Do let’s in the comment section!