Snapdragon 480 SoC Announced to Bring 5G in Budget Phones

We’ve got enough smartphones in the premium category with 5G connectivity, but mobile companies are still craving to bring 5G in their budget devices. Today, Qualcomm announced its new Snapdragon 480 chipset to bring the 5G connectivity to budget and mid-range phones.

As of now, the cheapest 5G mobile phone in India is Motorola’s Moto G 5G which costs around Rs. 20,999. it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor which is for premium mid-range phones.

“The Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile platform takes a huge leap forward in mobile connectivity for the 4-series. The Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System supports multiple 5G spectrums, modes, and frequencies—at lightning-fast speeds. And with support for 2×2 Wi-Fi 6, more users than ever before have access to widespread, robust connections—both at home and on-the-go. This platform is a true milestone, packed with groundbreaking 4-series achievements including triple ISP capture, AI-based echo cancellation, Qualcomm® Quick Charge 4+ technology, and support for 120 fps displays. These 4-series firsts allow mass-market consumers to form real connections through gaming, live chatting, sharing, and more—at a level of quality never before seen in this tier.”


Snapdragon 480 Features

  • First truly global 5G connectivity in 4-series

  • Support for TDD, FDD, and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for global 5G coverage

  • Qualcomm Sensing Hub

    • Ultra-low power hub for audio, voice, and sensors
    • Capable of fusing contextual data streams including sensors, audio, and voice
    • Supports multiple hardware-accelerated always-on voice assistants
    • Multi-mic far-field detection and echo cancellation
  • Wi-Fi calling with call continuity between LTE and Wi-Fi

  • Qualcomm Signal Boost antenna tuning

  • First 8nm Process in 4-series for improved performance and power savings
  • Qualcomm AI Engine and Qualcomm Hexagon Vector eXtensions provide over 70% improvement in AI performance from the previous generation

  • Qualcomm Sensing Hub enables your favorite voice assistant to be always-on, awaiting your command

  • First AI-based echo-cancellation and background noise-suppression in the 4-series for improved call clarity.

  • First triple ISP in the 4-series with Qualcomm Spectra 345, designed for multi-camera support and power savings for more photos and videos per charge

  • Qualcomm AI Engine for AI-enhanced photographic capabilities

  • HEIF for storing data-intensive photos and videos at half the size
  • Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU provides over 100% performance improvement from the previous generation
  • Qualcomm Adreno 619 GPU with over 100% performance improvement from the previous generation
  • First 120fps FHD+ display support in 4-series for gorgeous display clarity with smooth UI and scrolling

  • Dual Frequency GNSS (L1 and L5) offers increased location tracking accuracy

  • Qualcomm Sensor Assisted Positioning

  • Qualcomm FastConnect 6200 provides the first 2×2 Wi-Fi 6-ready features in the 4-series, integrated with Wi-Fi subsystem with Bluetooth 5.1, WPA3 Security, and digital FM

  • First Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ Technology in 4-series for fast battery charging to stay powered up

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