Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 480 5G chipset for affordable smartphones

Snapdragon 480

Chipmaker Qualcomm recently announced the new Snapdragon 480 5G chipset for mobile devices, The Verge reported.

The support for 5G isn't all the Snapdragon 480 gets, with WiFi 6, a fast graphics engine, support for up to three mobile phone cameras firing at once, and battery and Global Positioning System performance, as well. That means Snapdragon 480-enabled mobile devices will reach 50 percent battery life after about 15 minutes of recharging. The Snapdragon 480 is built on Qualcomm's 2 GHz Kryo 460 processor with eight cores, four of which are based on Arm's Cortex-A76 ... As for other features, it will support displays with refresh rates of up to 120Hz and FHD+ resolution, as well as Quick Charge 4+, a max camera resolution of 64MP, and more. It also supports HEIF photo capture and HEVC video capture.

Camera: The platform would allow users to capture handsome images and videos with the help of Qualcomm Spectra 345 ISP, which would mark the first time a triple ISP is included in a 4-series.

One notable feature of the Snapdragon 480 is the triple Spectra 345 ISP, which can capture photos from three 13MP cameras at once or three 720p video streams. The firm will need to launch a Snapdragon 480 powered handset or produce an under $200 5G device to remain competitive. With its improved technology, it will now provide the smooth streaming and gaming experiences to users. Our close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies is allowing us to bring fantastic technology to all. It is the first time Qualcomm is offering 5G capabilities on its 4-series SoCs, which will power several budget and mid-range phones in 2021. In an interview with previous year, HMD Global Vice President Sanmeet Kochhar said the company would look at "bringing devices which are 5G-enabled at a price point which is for the masses". "Congratulations to the team at Qualcomm Technologies – we look forward to showing the world what powerful chipsets, combined with quality hardware and secure software can do!"

The first commercial terminals equipped with the Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform are expected to be available in early 2021. The 480's cores run at the same speed, but with an 8nm process and a better GPU, so likely both faster and more power efficient. All these bring excellent mobile performance and connection experience.

Qualcomm has launched the Snapdragon 480 chip, which offers 5G connectivity to the budget smartphone market. The chip vendor is formally announcing the chipset today: the Snapdragon 480 5G will be making its way to sub-$250 phones later this year.