Qualcomm Announces 8nm, 5G-Ready Snapdragon 480

A bug jump over the Snapdragon 460

After making waves with the announcement of the Snapdragon 888 last December, Qualcomm updates its entry-level Snapdragon 400-series line with the Snapdragon 480.

Being a big jump over the Snapdragon 460 that was announced last year, the Snapdragon 480 is made using a 8nm process and utilizes more powerful Kyro 460 cores that are clocked at 2Ghz. This also translates to a newer Adreno 619 GPU and Spectra 345 ISP, with thr latter giving it native support for 64-megapixel cameras.

Another big upgrade of the Snapdragon 480 is that it supports both mmWave and Sub-6Ghz 5G (which makes it slightly better than the Snapdragon 690), along with native support for 120hz Full HD+ displays and Quick Charge 4+.

The Snapdragon 480 is expected to debut on budget phones from vivo, OPPO, Xiaomi, Nokia, and Motorola sometime in Q1 of 2021.


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