Snapdragon 480 brings 5G to budget phones
Snapdragon 480 brings 5G to budget phones

Qualcomm has officially launched Snapdragon 480, the company's latest processor to support 5G networks and the first chip in the Snapdragon 4 chipset for inexpensive Android devices. The price is often higher than most of Qualcomm's previous 5G efforts. Cheap.

The Snapdragon 4 chipset equipped with 5G was originally released at IFA 2020, but today's announcement is the first real detail of the new processor.

Snapdragon 480 has a built-in Snapdragon X51 modem and supports mmWave and 6GHz networks. This means that the modem is compatible with all 5G networks in use today.

The addition of 5G to Series 4 may be one of the main factors that have made it easy for global users to use the NGN standard so far.

Currently, most 5G cell phones often cost over $ 500, and technology is generally limited to mid-range and flagship phones.

However, by adding its own Snapdragon 4-series chipset, Qualcomm can enable manufacturers to easily add 5G to budget phones that cost between $ 125 and $ 250.

This means that 2021 could be the year when some really affordable 5G phones are launched.

The Snapdragon 480 is great not only because of its support for 5G networks, but also because it is expected to deliver massive performance improvements over the Snapdragon 460 processor.

Qualcomm said: The performance of the Snapdragon 480 is expected to be twice that of the older models in terms of CPU and GPU. Thanks to Qualcomm's Adreno 619 GPU, Kryo 460 processor core and Hexagon 686 chipset, AI tasks have increased by 70%. .

Since Snapdragon 480 has the following features, previous Snapdragon products also have many more features:

  •     The first processor in the Snapdragon 4 series is based on 8nm technology.
  •     The first Snapdragon 4 chip to support Quick Charge 4 Plus technology.
  •     The first processor in the Snapdragon 4 series supports 120 frames per second with FHD + resolution.
  •     The first processor in the Snapdragon 4 series can offer 64MP still images.
  •     The first Snapdragon 4 chipset processor can capture photos and videos simultaneously from three cameras.

The first Snapdragon 480 mobile phones are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2021.

Major companies expected the launch of phones that support the new chip in the coming months, such as Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, Motorola and Nokia.

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