Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 480 chip that will make 5G smartphones even more affordable


Qualcomm has unveiled its new Snapdragon 480 mobile processor.

New opportunities

Usually the Snapdragon 400 series chips are used in smartphones for entry-level and average level. But Snapdragon 480 looks like it will lift them on several steps up. IN first of all, this is the first chip of the 400 series, for the production of which 8 nanometer technological process.

In addition, it is the first platform in the series to support fifth generation networks. Previously most affordable 5G chip Qualcomm had Snapdragon 690, now the Snapdragon 480 will do 5G smartphones more affordable.

Also, the new processor received and other features that were previously only available in more expensive devices: this is support for fast charging Quick Charge 4 Plus, displays with Full HD + resolution and refresh rate 120 Hz, 64-megapixel cameras and triple cameras that can do up to three shots at the same time.

In addition, they promise twice the performance for the CPU and GPU и on 70% more performance when processing artificial intelligence tasks compared with the predecessor of the Snapdragon 460. All this thanks to the Kryo 460 computing cores, the Adreno 619 graphics processor and Qualcomm Hexagon 686 unit.

The first smartphones on Snapdragon 480 will appear on market already in first quarter of this year. These will be models from manufacturers such as Nokia, OPPO and Vivo.

Source: Qualcomm

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