Last year, during the IFA 2020 presentation, Qualcomm confirmed that they will launch a Snapdragon 400-series chipset with 5G support in 2021. And today, Qualcomm has finally officially announced the launch of its Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G chipset. The first 5G chipset of the Snapdragon 400 series.
You can consider the Snapdragon 480 5G as the successor of last year launched Snapdragon 460. Well, it’s a new era octa-core chipset of 8mm process node.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G Specifications
The new Snapdragon 400 series have Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU cores clocked up with 2.0 GHz. And it was introduced in October 2018 along with Snapdragon 675. It has 2 Kyro 460 Gold cores clocked at 2.0 GHz, and 6 Silver cores clocked up at 1.7GHz. It was coupled with Adreno 619 GPU, Hexagon 686 DSP with 70% AI performance enhancement.
All these features provide a 100% improvement in CPU and GPU performance. The Snapdragon 480 will be the first 400 chipsets that will support the Quick Charge 4.0+. The chipset will be coupled with Snapdragon X51 5G modem for connectivity.
The new processor supports both mm-Wave networks and sub-6GHz, SA/NSA modes, and TDD/FDD mode. For connectivity, it’s connected with Qualcomm Fast Connect 6200 and offers Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and dual-frequency GPS to provide the connectivity features.
Snapdragon 480 5G chipset also supports a Full HD+ display, Spectra 345 ISP for the triple camera, and aptX audio. The new chipset can support triple 13 MP photo capture, 1080p@60 FPS video recording, and 64 MP capture.
Smartphones with First Snapdragon 480 5G
As the 5G network will be in the market by the second half of the year, you might want to know the new processor’s availability on smartphones. However, Qualcomm is working with Oppo, Vivo, and HMD Global (Nokia Phones) to make the 5G smartphones in bulk.
However, users can expect the launch of commercial smartphones powered on Snapdragon 480 5G in the first half of 2021. According to the news, the chipset will stand in MediaTek Dimensity 700 series segment.