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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 5G chipset will bring more affordable 5G phones

So in early 2021, the industry took another step towards more affordable smartphones with 5G support. This happened with the introduction of the new Snapdragon 480 5G chipset from Qualcomm, which is the first of the available series of the manufacturer with a 5G modem.

The Snapdragon 480 5G is the first chipset in this Qualcomm series to come with a 5G modem. The Snapdragon X51 modem is used, supporting both mmWave and sub-6GHz networks.

This platform is expected to make it possible for 5G smartphones to appear in the much more affordable price range from $ 125 to $ 250.

However, the 8-nanometer Snapdragon 480 5G process also offers a major performance upgrade. It is equipped with an 8-core processor up to 2 GHz and comes with an Adreno 619 graphics chip, Wi-Fi 6, Quick Charge 4+, support for 120 Hz refresh for displays with Full HD + resolution, video recording in Full HD with 60 k / with and up to 64 MP cameras.

The chipmaker promises twice the performance of both the processor and graphics compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 460.

The first smartphones with Snapdragon 480 will appear in this quarter, and such devices will come from Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, Motorola, Nokia, etc.

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