Qualcomm has announced its first 5G chipset from the 4xx Series and has named it Snapdragon 480. In a move to push 5G technology more into the budget category, the chipset will power upcoming budget smartphones.
Coming to the brain muscles, the CPU features Kryo 460 performance cores based on the Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.0GHz combined with more power-efficient A55 cores working at 1.8GHz. The graphics side is powered by Adreno 619. According to the company, the arrangement has brought over 2x improvement in both CPU and GPU performance when compared with Snapdragon 460. In addition, the Qualcomm Hexagon 686 chipset promises a 70% boost in the AI tasks.
It’s based on the 8nm architecture and comes with integrated Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF system in both SA and NSA flavours. Regarding the connectivity, it supports both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz networks and it also gets Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DDS), Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
Talking about the other aspects, it supports up to 120Hz refresh rate alongside FHD+ resolution. When it comes to optics, it can support a 64MP camera sensor and can record videos with 1080P resolution at 60fps. The Qualcomm’s Spectra 345 ISP can supports up to three cameras simultaneously. We expect the upcoming smartphones in the sub-10K price bracket from Xiaomi, Realme and others to be powered by the new 5G SoC in the coming months
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