Qualcomm’s latest budget Soc has been announced and the good thing is that it comes with 5G modem. The Snapdragon 480 is expected to power affordable 5G phones this year and coming year as well.
Specs-wise, the chipset is manufactured on the 8nm process and comes with an integrated Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF system with support for both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz networks.
On the performance side of thing, the chipset comes with the Kryo 460 cores based on the Cortex-A76 and clocked at 2.0GHz alongside more power-efficient A55 cores working at 1.8GHz. The GPU is an Adreno 619. According to Qualcomm, the snapdragon 480 has a two-fold increase in both CPU and GPU performance as compared to the Snapdragon 460 chipset. AI tasks are claimed 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 |
|Octa-core up to 2 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 610||Adreno 619|
Up to 48 MP; 1080p @ 60 fps
Up to 64MP; 1080p @ 60 fps
|Modem||Snapdragon X11 LTE||Snapdragon X51 5G|
|Connectivity||Dual VoLTE; Wi-Fi 6|
|mmWave + Sub-6 Ghz; Wi-Fi 6|
|Fast charging||Quick Charge 3||Quick Charge 4+|
Other specs include support for 120Hz refresh rate displays with FHD+ resolution, 64MP camera sensors and 1080p recording at 60 fps. The SD480 comes with Qualcomm’s Spectra 345 ISP which supports simultaneous capture 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. The Snapdragon 480 will debut sometime in Q1 2021.