Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Specifications and Features

Qualcomm has officially announced its first 5G Chipset in its Snapdragon 400 Series called Snapdragon 480. It is aimed at mid-range smartphones.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC is based at 8nm process technology and supports display with 120Hz refresh rate and up to FHD+ resolution.

The SoC consists of total eight cores clocked at up to 2GHz and is paired with Adreno 619 GPU. Qualcomm claims up to 100% performance improvements in CPU and GPU.

It has bundled Qualcomm AI engine which offers up to 70% AI performance boost when compared with predecessor. The Snapdragon 480 has Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF system for 5G coverage.

The Snapdragon 480 SoC features in Wi-Fi 6 and also integrates Bluetooth V5.1. It also supports dual frequency GPS (L1+L5) / GNSS and NavIC. The chipset has support for NFC as well.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Specifications

  • Part Number: SM4350
  • Process: 8nm process technology
  • CPU: Up to 2.0GHz Kryo 460 cores with 64-bit Architecture
  • Visual Subsystem:
    • Adreno 619 GPU
    • H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC) VP8 andVP9 playback
    • API Support: OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1
  • Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine:
    • Qualcomm® Hexagon 686 Processor
      • Hexagon Vector eXtensions
      • Hexagon Scalar Accelerator
    • Qualcomm Sensing Hub
      • Ultra low power hub for audio, voice and sensors
      • Supports AI algorithms at low power
      • Support for 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
  • Display: On-Device Display Support
    • FHD+ (1080 x 2520 @ 120 Hz)
    • HD+ (900 x 1600 @ 120 Hz)
  • Memory and Storage:
    • Memory: eMMC, UFS 2.2, 2×16 LPDDR4x @ 2133 MHz
    • Storage: eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
  • 5G Modem-RF System:
    • Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System– Modem to antenna integrated system for5G multimode
    • 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, standalone(SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes,FDD, TDD
    • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
    • mmWave: 200 MHz bandwidth, 2×2 MIMO
    • Sub-6 GHz: 100 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO
    • Qualcomm 5G PowerSave
    • Qualcomm Smart Transmit technology
    • Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking
    • Qualcomm Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning
    • Global 5G multi-SIM
    • Downlink: Up to 2.5 Gbps (5G), 800 Mbps(LTE)
    • Uplink: Up to 660 Mbps (5G), 210 Mbps (LTE)
    • Multimode support: 5G NR, LTE includingCBRS, WCDMA, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Camera:
    • Qualcomm Spectra 345 Image SignalProcessor
    • Triple 12-bit ISPs
    • Up to 64 MP Photo Capture
    • Up to 13 MP triple camera with 30 FPS ZeroShutter Lag and Multi-Frame Noise Reduction
    • Up to 25 MP + 13 MP dual camera with30 FPS Zero Shutter Lag and Multi-Frame Noise Reduction
    • 1080p Single Video Capture @ 60 FPS
    • 1080p Dual Video Capture @ 30 FPS
    • 720p Triple Video Capture @ 30 FPS
    • HEIC photo capture
    • H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC) video capture•Slow Motion video capture 720p @ 120 FPS
  • Audio:
    • Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec (Up to WCD9385)
      • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback: -108dB
      • Native DSD support, PCM up to384 kHz/32-bit
      • Customizable “Golden Ears” filter
    • Low power audio subsystem
    • DSP offload for low power audio playback(Bluetooth, USB digital, analog out)
  • Security:
    • Platform Security Foundations: QualcommMobile Security, Qualcomm Processor Security, Secure Boot, FIPS certified Hardware Crypto Cores, Hardware Key Manager
    • Trusted Execution Environment and Services:Qualcomm Trusted Execution Environment (QTEE), Camera Security Framework, TrustedUI Framework, Qualcomm MalwareProtection
      • Trusted framework for enabling secure use cases like biometric authentication, digital payments, and more.
    • Premium security features: QualcommContent Protection, Wireless Connection Security (Cellular & WiFi), Qualcomm Wireless Edge Services (WES)
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Connectivity:
    • Qualcomm FastConnect 6200 System
      • Wi-Fi Standards: Wi-Fi 6-ready, 802.11acWave 2, 802.11a/b/g/n
      • Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
      • Channel Utilization: 20/40/80 MHz
      • MIMO Configuration: 2×2
      • 8-stream sounding, MU-MIMO
      • Target Wake Time (TWT)
      • Wi-Fi Security: WPA3-Enterprise, WPA3-Enhanced Open, WPA3 EasyConnect, WPA3-Persona
    • Integrated Bluetooth
      • Bluetooth version: 5.1
      • Bluetooth audio: Qualcomm TrueWireless Technology, aptX Adaptive
    • Near Field Communications (NFC) support
    • USB Type-C support
  • Charging:
    • Quick Charge 4+ technology
  • Positioning:
    • LocationBeidou, Galileo, GLONASS, NavIC,GPS, GNSS, QZSS
    • Dual-Frequency GNSS (L1 + L5)
    • Qualcomm Sensor-Assisted Positioning

You can expect smartphones powered by Snapdragon 480 SoC in early 2021. HMD Global, OnePlus, OPPO and VIVO are some of the first ones who will announce mobiles powered by Snapdragon 480.

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