Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC launched with 5G connectivity


Qualcomm has launched the Snapdragon 480 as the company’s first 4-series mobile platform with 5G support. The new system-on-chip (SoC) is specifically designed to bring 5G connectivity to the affordable, mass-volume smartphone segment. Qualcomm announced the development of its Snapdragon 480 SoC in September. The chipset will be the successor to the Snapdragon 460 SoC, which launched in January last year with Wi-Fi 6 and Navy support. The Snapdragon 480 has a Snapdragon X51 5G modem-RF system that supports millimeter wave (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz networks.

The first smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 480 5G SoC will launch in early 2021, Qualcomm Announced by press release. The San Diego based company works with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) HMD Global, OnePlus, Oppo, And Vivo To bring new SoC based devices to the market. The rumor mill already exists Suggested That is I live in Y31s And Motorola Ibiza May be in early models.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Features and Specifications

Unlike the recently launched Snapdragon 888 SoC means Based on 5nm structure, Built on the Snapdragon 480 SoC 8nm process. However, this is a significant update Snapdragon 460 SoN based on 11Nm architecture. New SoC Comes with The eight cores of the Cryo 460 CPU are clocked up to 2GHz, along with the Adreno 619 GPU, which can give twice the improvement compared to the Snapdragon 460 SoC. Qualcomm claims that the Adreno 619 GPU is 100 percent better than the previous Adreno 610 GPU available on the previous Snapdragon SoC.

The Snapdragon 480 SoC has a hexagon 686 digital signal processor (DSP) that works with integrated CPUs and GPUs to enhance AI performance by up to 70 percent over its predecessor. Qualcomm Sensing Hub also supports low-power artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and integrates contextual data streams, including sensors, audio and voice.

In terms of connectivity, the Snapdragon 480 SoC has a 5G mmWave and Snapdragon X51 modem that brings 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz connectivity on standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes. The modem supports global multi-SIM 5G access and has multimode support with 5G New Radio (NR) and LTE connectivity. Qualcomm offers its FastConnect 6200 system, which supports Wi-Fi 6 and offers dual Wi-Fi antennas. This system also brings Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. There is also support for Galileo, GLONASS, Navigator, GPS, GNSS, QZSS and SBAS to launch location-based services.

The Snapdragon 480 SoC supports 2x16GB LP4x RAM, with eMMC and UFS 2.2 storage at 2133MHz frequency frequency. There is also near-field communication (NFC) support.

For a better viewing experience on devices based on the Snapdragon 480 SoC, Qualcomm supports a full-HD + (1,080×2,520 pixels) display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The SoC also features a Qualcomm Spectra 345 Image Signal Processor (ISP), which supports a triple rear camera setup up to 13 megapixels with 30fps, zero-shutter log and multi-frame noise reduction. It also works with a dual camera configuration that includes a 25-megapixel primary sensor and a 13-megapixel secondary sensor.

The new Snapdragon SoC features a Qualcomm Optic audio codec as well as Qualcomm OptiX audio. Qualcomm Charge 4+ is also supported to provide faster charging experiences on the Snapdragon 460 SoC, which supports Quick Charge 3.0.

“Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform surpasses the expectations of OEM and consumers in delivering high and mid-range features at affordable prices,” said Kedar Kondap, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies.


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