Qualcomm just launched its first low mid-range 5G processor Snapdragon 480 mobile platform in the 4-series with 8nm process technology, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology, 2×2 Wi-Fi 6 capabilities, and 2×2 Wi-Fi 6-ready and last Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System. It supports FHD+ display with up to 120hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU, and has Qualcomm Adreno 619 GPU for up to 100% performance improvement in CPU and GPU. It also comes with the latest Qualcomm AI Engine with a 70% AI performance boost compared to Snapdragon 460.
The Snapdragon 480 SoC features Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System for 5G coverage, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 with advanced audio via the Qualcomm FastConnect 6200, support Dual-Frequency (L1 and L5) GNSS to improve location positioning accuracy and robustness, and also supports Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC Specifications -
|CPU||2 x Kryo 540 Prime CPU (A76-based) at up to 2GHz, 6x Kryo 560 Efficiency CPUs (A55-based) at up to 1.8GHz|
|Process||8nm process technology|
|RAM/Storage||LPDDR4x 2133MHz, 2x16bit memory / eMMC, UFS 2.2, USB-C|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 619 GPU, OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1|
|Camera||Up to 25MP + 13MP dual camera, Up to 64MP single camera, Qualcomm Spectra 345 Image Sensor Processor (14-bit triple-ISP), 1080p Single Video Capture @ 60 FPS, 1080p Dual Video Capture @ 30 FPS, 720p Triple Video Capture @ 30 FPS, Slow Motion video capture 720p @ 120 FPS|
|Display||On-Device Display Support: FHD+ @ 120Hz|
|Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine||Qualcomm Hexagon 686 Processor, Hexagon Scalar Accelerator, Qualcomm Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX)|
|Video||H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC) VP8 and VP9 playback|
|Network||Built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon X51 5G modem-RF system, Download speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps (5G), 800 Mbps (LTE) / Upload speeds of Up to 660 Mbps (5G), 210 Mbps (LTE), 5G standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, FDD, TDD, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing, mmWave: 200 MHz bandwidth, 2×2 MIMO Sub-6 GHz: 100 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO, Qualcomm 5G PowerSave, Qualcomm Smart Transmit technology, Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning|
|Audio||Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec (up to WCD9385), Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback: -108dB, Native DSD support, PCM up to 384 kHz/32-bit, Customizable “Golden Ears” filter|
|Connectivity||802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6-ready), Integrated 802.11ac Wave 2 x 2 MU-MIMO, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, Dual-frequency support, GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC, and SBAS|
|Charger||Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology|
Devices based on Snapdragon 480 SoC will be introduced in early 2021. The HMD Global, OnePlus, OPPO, and Vivo are among the OEMs/ODMs that are expected to announce smartphones powered by Snapdragon 480 SoC.