The successful mobile chip developer reveals a major technological improvement as part of its budget product series that advances it into the 5G era - almost a year afterMediatek Began a similar course of its own
The announcement of chip The leading Snapdragon 888 reminded us once again that the company Qualcomm (Qualcomm) has leading capabilities for the world of smartphones, and in particular for the world of various Android devices. Unfortunately, the company's intermediate series were neglected for a considerable period of time and were allowed to receive only fragments of the existing technological wealth, which allowed the main competitor Mediatek Break forward and improve its position in the field with the Dimensity family which has provided significantly advanced capabilities in those price tags with communication 5G Built-in and modern production process of 7 nm.
So far, the impact of the Dimensity Chips series on market competitiveness has been limited due to availability focused on China and other countries in the Far East, but many indications are that the young brand's international expansion is around the corner - and that requires Qualcomm Go up a level and prepare yourself for the challenge quickly. This is what might explain the announcement of the modelSnapdragon 480 now, with another big improvement over theSnapdragon 460 introduced itself less than a year ago as a big improvement for a series Snapdragon 400 all that was stuck deep in the past.
God-Snapdragon 480 5G replaces 4 large but outdated Cortex-A73 coresSnapdragon 460 in a pair of Kryo 460 units based on larger modern Cortex-A76 cores, with a maximum operating frequency of 2GHz, replacing four cost-effective Cortex-A53 cores with six cost-effective Cortex-A55 cores with an operating frequency of up to 1.8GHz. This modernization should provide a tens of percent improvement in single-core performance in common tests that help directly compare different products in the field, but the highlight is undoubtedly in the graphics capabilities - with the Adreno 619 core very similar to that of the chipset.Snapdragon 750 supports 1080p screens with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and is designed to double the performance of the Adreno 610 core inSnapdragon 460.
The latest chip in the familySnapdragon 400 enjoys support for modern Wi-Fi 802.11ax connectivity, support for fast Charge 4.0 Plus charging, image processing engine for sensors with a resolution of up to 64 megapixels, dual LPDDR4X memory controller with improved base speed of 2,133MHz, improved Hexagon 686 engine that provides between An additional 70 percent permit for the computational learning performance of theSnapdragon 460 - And for dessert there is also a modem Snapdragon The X51 is built-in, of course, with support for theoretical download speeds of up to 2,500 megabits per second in the fifth generation based on "traditional" sub-6GHz frequencies only.
The Snapdragon 480 chip is based on a modern 8-nm manufacturing process from home סמסונג, Compared to an 11 nm production process for theSnapdragon 460, and on paper should be similar in its capabilities toSnapdragon 690 5G introduced in mid-2020 - a very important upgrade for devices at expected prices of about 1,000 shekels or even less. Does this mean that the seriesSnapdragon 600 andSnapdragon 700 are expected to receive a significant boost in the near future, in order to maintain the relative gaps in capabilities and pricing? We will definitely be happy about that.
First smartphones based on theSnapdragon 480 are due to be unveiled during the current month - perhaps at the CES show starting next week? Stay tuned for more updates.