Snapdragon 480: Qualcomm brings 5G to the cheapest range

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Qualcomm is the most widely used processor brand in Spain, although worldwide it has lost some of its presence so far. 5G is something already common in many processors of the manufacturer, which in 2021 seeks to bring this connectivity to the most modest range, within its Snapdragon 400 range as confirmed. The first processor that makes it real is here: Snapdragon 480 is official.

Snapdragon 480 is a processor with which Qualcomm brings 5G to the most modest range on Android. It becomes the first processor within the Snapdragon 400 range of the brand to have support for 5G. A chip that we will surely see a lot in the entry range in this 2021.

Features Snapdragon 480

  • Manufacturing process: 8 nm.
  • GPU:
    • 2 ARM Cortex-A76 cores at 2.0 GHz.
    • 6 ARM Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz cores.
  • Modem: X51 (Provides 5G connectivity).
  • GPU: Adreno 619.
  • Connectivity: 5G, FastConnect 6200, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1.
  • Cameras:
    • Support for triple sensors up to 25+ 13 Mpx.
    • Support of up to 64 Mpx in single sensors.
    • Video recording: Up to 1080p at 60 fps.
  • Screens:
    • Resolution: Full HD +.
    • Refresh rate 120 Hz.
  • Load: Quick Charge 4+.
  • Positioning: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC, and SBAS.
  • Sound: Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec, Total Harmonic Distortion.

A cheap processor with 5GSnapdragon 480 specifications

This processor is not the most powerful or complete of the brand, but it is an important step as it is the cheapest 5G chip in its catalog. Snapdragon 480 comes with integrated Snapdragon X51 RF-modem, allowing it to be compatible with 5G SA and NSA. It will be able to connect to the 5G sub-6GHz networks used by the majority of the operators worldwide with 100MHz of bandwidth and 4 antennas, but it can also connect to the less common Wave 5G networks with 200MHz of bandwidth and 2 antennas.

In addition, it also has the FastConnect 6200 mobile connectivity subsystem from Qualcomm itself that supports dual WiFi antennas, 8-stream audio with multi-user MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, Qualcomm’s adaptive aptX codec, and the company’s TrueWireless technology.

Snapdragon 480 isn’t a particularly powerful processor, but it performs well in its field. Has been manufactured using an 8nm process and has an eight-core CPU comprised of a group of ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz for high-performance tasks and an ARM Cortex-A55 group of cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz for less tasks. demanding. Its performance doubles that of the Snapdragon 460 according to Qualcomm itself. The GPU used in this case is Adreno 619, which also promises twice the performance. Qualcomm has introduced the Hexagon 686 DSP in this processor, as well as a Sensing Hub for low-power, always-on voice and audio processing.

For the image processor, three Spectra 345 ISPs have been added, which allows it to process images from three cameras simultaneously, although performance is limited to 13MP for three still images and 720p for three videos. This processor also has support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ for fast wired charging, support for Full HD resolution displays with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, UFS storage chips (up to 2.2 specs) and LPDDR4X RAM of up to 2133MHz. .


It is expected that this month the first phones arrive to the market using Snapdragon 480 5G. Brands such as OPPO or HMD Global (Nokia) have confirmed their plans to launch phones that make use of this processor, although we do not know if these models will arrive this month. Also brands like Motorola could use this chip.

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