The Snapdragon 480, the first system-on-chip in the 4-series with 5G support, was launched by Qualcomm. Qualcomm is taking a significant move today to allow widespread 5G adoption. With 5G, you can get Snapdragon-based high-end and mid-range phones, but up until now, budget models have proved elusive.
Snapdragon 480 specs and Features
5G and Connectivity
The Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF Device is support by Snapdragon 480 to support mmWave and Sub-6 GHz 5G. The Snapdragon X51 allows for near-instant uploads and downloads of multi-gigabit 5G connections and supports multiple frequencies for flexibility and accessibility. With Qualcomm FastConnect 6200, Snapdragon 480 also offers 2×2 Wi-Fi (dual Wi-Fi antennas) with a collection of Wi-Fi 6 main features, such as 8×8 multi-user MIMO sound, for major improvements in range and performance.
Also, Bluetooth 5.1 and advanced wireless audio capabilities and dual-frequency GPS and NavIC support for precise positioning of the location.
Snapdragon 480 Performance and Battery Life
Snapdragon 480 enables users of devices to remain more productive and recharge faster. Compared to the previous version, the Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU with up to 2.0 GHz, Qualcomm Adreno 619 GPU, and Qualcomm Hexagon 686 Processor provide up to 100% performance improvement in CPU and GPU performance and up to 70% improvement in AI performance. Qualcomm Fast Charge 4+ technology, the first in a 4-series, is also supported by Snapdragon 480.
Camera and Entertainment
Capture stunning photos and videos with the first triple ISP in a 4 series Qualcomm Spectra 345 ISP. Capture it simultaneously from all three cameras. -Triple 13MP photo capture can deliver an image all at once from the ultra-wide, wide and telephoto camera or simultaneously capture triple 720p videos. Streaming and gaming user experiences are upgraded with the Snapdragon 480. The support of the 120fps FHD+ display provides incredible clarity of content and quick, smooth graphics rendering. With Qualcomm aptX audio, the platform provides fully immersive entertainment, optimized gaming experiences across common titles, seamless streaming for HD content, and faster app load times.
“Qualcomm Technologies continues to accelerate 5G commercialization globally to make 5G smartphones more accessible, especially as people worldwide continue to connect remotely,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform will exceed OEM’s and consumer’s expectations in delivering high- and mid-tier features at an affordable price.”
The most advanced 4-series capabilities are provided by the Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform. Qualcomm expects the first Snapdragon 480-based phones to make their debut in early 2021. The company didn’t name specific devices, but some of the early customers are clear. For potential entry-level devices, Nokia, Oppo, and Vivo have all committed to using the new chip.