The 5G connection has officially reached Qualcomm’s entry level limit, with the announcement of the Snapdragon 480 today, a processor designed for the most modest smartphones, which should usher in a new era of affordable 5G connectivity.
Compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 460, the Snapdragon 480 promises a huge increase in performance, which is even more important when considering the processing capabilities required for potentially large data flow with 5G technology. Four Grio 240 at 1.8GHz, based on the Cortex-A55, come out and include the more powerful Grio 460 at 2.0GHz, which is based on the Cortex-A76, and the lithography ranges from 11nm to 8nm, which ensures better performance . The remaining 4 cores are based on the following Cortex-A55.
Other details include 120 Hz FHD screens, 64 MP cameras, and a new signal processor with 1080p @ 60 FPS video capability. The focus of the Snapdragon 480 is not on video, but on the optimization for games, including the capabilities of 5G technology, which will not stop using gaming services by streaming. Connection is provided by a Snapdragon X51 modem that is compatible with both the MM Wave and the Sub-6 GHz Spectra.
Also, since these functions use a good battery, the quick charge will be on the 4+ standard board, although the preference for its functionality depends on the brand.
Snapdragon has excellent arguments in its favor, especially against MediaTek, which is actively improving its offerings at low prices. So Qualcomm’s new chip has the real power to democratize 5G technology.
When and where?
The Snapdragon 460 had good support from brands, and the most popular devices with these devices would be the OnePlus Nord N100, but there are also models like the Nokia 3.4, Motorola Moto E7 Plus, and Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo and Realme.
This makes it even more attractive because the Snapdragon 480 has 5G technology, so HMT Global, Oppo and Vivo have already shown support for the new processor, but other brands will follow suit.
An architecture similar to the Snapdragon 665, a processor is still very popular, so it offers comparable performance, but with the 5G network and better power capability, the Snapdragon 480 will be the most popular chip, and Qualcomm says it can still be found earlier this year.