Qualcomm is heavily pushing for its chipset to support 5G networks, and the latest addition to it is the Snapdragon 480 — the budget-oriented chipset. It’s going to power more budget-friendly 5G phones soon.
The chipset is built on the 8nm fabrication and has an integrated Snapdragon X51 5G Mode-RF system, which means that it supports both mmWave and Sub-GHz networks.
As for the CPU, it gets the Kryo 460 performance cores that are based upon Cortex-A76 with a clock speed of 2.0GHz, while accompanying it is power-efficient A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. All graphical tasks are handled by the Adreno 619 GPU. Qualcomm claims that this new chipset has 2x more power in terms of CPU and GPU performance as opposed to the Snapdragon 460 chipset. All the AI tasks will be performed 70% faster, courtesy of Qualcomm Hexagon 686 chipset.
Besides that, the chipset supports a 120Hz refresh rate panel with FHD+ resolution, up to 64MP camera sensor, and 1080p video recording at 60 fps. The Snapdragon 480 also brings Qualcomm’s Spectra 345 ISP which can capture from up to three camera sensors at the same time.
This one also has SA and NSA 5G modes, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DDS), Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.
Although there’s no concrete date on when the chipset will arrive, it’s pretty much sure that the Snapdragon 480 will power budget 5G phones from Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Motorola, and Nokia; most probably in Q1 2021.