Qualcomm announced the release of the Snapdragon 480 5G, the latest 5G chipset from Qualcomm, and also the First 5G chipset in the budget-friendly Snapdragon 400 Series line-up.
The chipset is built on the 8nm process and comes with an integrated Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF system with support for both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz networks.
Here is a Detailed Specification Overview, Initial Impressions of the Snapdragon 480 5G, and also the list of expected smartphones to be powered by it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
Snapdragon 480 5G Features
|Specifications||Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G|
|CPU||2x 2GHz Kryo 460 Cores|
6X 1.8GHz Kryo 460 Cores
Triple 14-bit ISPs, Triple 12-bit ISPs
Up to 64MP; 1080p @ 60 fps
|Memory||eMMC @ 2133 MHz|
|Display||HD+ (900 x 1600 @ 90 Hz)|
FHD+ (1080 x 2520 @ 120 Hz),
|Modem||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X51 5G Modem-RF System5G (Download/Upload: 2.5Gbps/ 660 Mbps)|
Snapdragon 480 5G has 8 cores with
2X Kryo 460 performance cores based on the Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.0GHz
6X Kryo 460 power-efficient cores based on Cortex-A A55 cores working at 1.8GHz
SD 480 has Adreno 619 GPU, its an excellent GPU previously found only in the mid-range Chipsets.
According to Qualcomm with respect to its predecessor Snapdragon 460, the 480 has 2 Folds increase in terms of CPU and GPU power.
For AI, it has Qualcomm Hexagon 686
AI tasks will be 70% faster thanks to the Qualcomm Hexagon 686 chipset.
The Spectra 345 ISP, is a huge jump from the previous generations as it supports, Triple 14-bit ISPs, and Triple 12-bit ISPs, so if companies want they can easily build a camera-centric smartphone using this chipset in the price range.
eMMC @ 2133 MHz
HD+ (900 x 1600 @ 90 Hz)
FHD+ (1080 x 2520 @ 120 Hz)
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X51 5G Modem-RF System5G (Download/Upload: 2.5Gbps/ 660 Mbps)
Expected Smartphone to be powered by the Snapdragon 480 5G
- Nokia 6 and 5 series
- Moto E series
- Redmi 10 Series
- Realme Narzo
- Vivo Y Series
- Oppo A Series
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, is an excellent SoC, it has great capabilities, and if a manufacturer uses all of the features of the 480 then the resulting smartphone would be breathtaking.