Snapdragon 480 5G Announced

Qualcomm has announced its next budget chipset in the 400 series. The upcoming chip will be known as 480 SoC, which is 5G enabled chipset, hence enabling budget devices to experience the speed of 5G networks. This chipset is built on an 8nm process, bundles with an integrated Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF system with support for both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz networks.

The working cores are Kryo 460 cores based on ARM Cortex-A6 clocked at 2 GHz and bundles a power-efficient Cortex-A55 core clocked at 1.8GHz. Talking of GPU, it is Adreno 619. The performance of the chipset is 2X more as compared to Snapdragon 460. Moreover, AI tasks will be 70% faster thanks to the Qualcomm Hexagon 686 chipset.

Chipset (process) Snapdragon 460 (11 nm) Snapdragon 480 (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core up to 1.8 GHz
Kryo 240
Octa-core up to 2 GHz
Kryo 460
GPU Adreno 610 Adreno 619
Photo Spectra 340
Up to 48 MP; 1080p @ 60 fps
Spectra 345
Up to 64MP; 1080p @ 60 fps
Modem Snapdragon X11 LTE Snapdragon X51 5G
Connectivity Dual VoLTE; Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
mmWave + Sub-6 GHz; Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Fast charging Quick Charge 3 Quick Charge 4+

This chipset will support 120Hz refresh rate screen up to FHD+ resolution, can handle 64MP camera sensors and 1080p recording at 60 fps. It comes with Qualcomm’s Spectra 345 ISP, by which we can take simultaneous shots from up to three camera sensors. The new chipset also gains SA and NSA 5G modes, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DDS), Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.

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