The Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 enables 5G on even cheaper phones

Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G

Qualcomm's affordable 4xx series of chipsets got its first 5G SoC, and it's the just-released Snapdragon 480. The chipset is expected to be in charge of launching even more affordable 5G phones this year.

The Snapdragon 480 was created in an 8nm manufacturing process and comes with an integrated Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF system, which supports both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz networks.

When it comes to the CPU itself, there’s a Kryo 460 core in charge of performance based on the Cortex-A76, clocked at 2.0GHz; more efficient A55 cores are also present, clocked at 1.8GHz. The GPU is Adreno 619. Qualcomm points out that the Snapdragon 480 offers a double increase in CPU and GPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 460. The Qualcomm Hexagon 686 chip is in charge of performing AI tasks. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Ignites 5G

The rest of the Snapdragon 480 chipset's specifications include support for a 120Hz display refresh rate, FHD + resolution, 64MP camera sensor, and recording up to 1080p @ 60 fps. The chipset also has a Qualcomm Spectra 345 ISP for simultaneous shooting with up to three camera sensors. There is also support for SA and NSA 5G modes, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DDS), Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1 connection.

The Snapdragon 480 is expected to debut on budget 5G phones from various manufacturers, such as Oppo, Xiaomi, Motorola, and Nokia, during the first quarter of 2021.

Source: GSMArena

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