Qualcomm expands 5G capabilities to mobile devices through the new Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform

Qualcomm expands 5G capabilities to mobile devices through the new Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced the Qualcomm®  Snapdragon™ 480 5G Mobile Platform, the first 4-series mobile platform equipped with 5G.  Snapdragon 480 continues to help drive further proliferation of 5G, allowing users access to truly  global 5G connectivity and series-defying performance to power in-demand productivity and  entertainment experiences. 

“Qualcomm Technologies continues to accelerate 5G commercialization globally to make 5G  smartphones more accessible, especially as people worldwide continue to connect remotely,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The  Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform will exceed OEM’s and consumer’s expectations in  delivering high- and mid-tier features at an affordable price.”

The Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform offers the most advanced 4-series capabilities to date: 

  • 5G and Connectivity: Snapdragon 480 features the Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF  System to support mmWave and Sub-6 GHz 5G; Standalone (SA) and Non-standalone  (NSA) modes; Time Division Duplexing (TDD), Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD),  and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) for top mobile performance and connectivity. The  Snapdragon X51 enables multi-gigabit 5G connections for near instantaneous uploads  and downloads and supports multiple frequencies for flexibility and accessibility. With  Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6200, Snapdragon 480 also offers 2×2 Wi-Fi (dual Wi-Fi  antennas) with a set of key Wi-Fi 6 features, such as 8×8 sounding with multi-user  MIMO, for significant range and performance improvements, in addition to Bluetooth 5.1  and advanced wireless audio capabilities. Snapdragon 480 features additional trailblazing  wireless technologies such as support for Dual-frequency GPS and NavIC for accurate  location positioning. 
  • Performance and Battery: Snapdragon 480 allows smartphone users to stay productive  longer and recharge faster. The platform, based on 8nm process, features the  Qualcomm® Kryo™ 460 CPU with up to 2.0 GHz, Qualcomm® Adreno™ 619 GPU,  and Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 686 Processor to deliver up to 100% performance  improvement in CPU and GPU, and up to 70% AI performance improvement compared  to the previous generation. Snapdragon 480 also supports Qualcomm® Quick Charge™  4+ technology, a first in a 4-series.  
  • Camera: Capture stunning photos and videos with Qualcomm Spectra™ 345 ISP – the  first triple ISP in a 4 series. Capture from all three cameras simultaneously. Triple 13MP photo capture can deliver an image from the ultrawide, wide and telephoto camera all at  once or capture triple 720p videos simultaneously.  
  • Entertainment: The Snapdragon 480 upgrades streaming and gaming user experiences.  The 120fps FHD+ display support provides incredible content clarity and quick, smooth  graphics rendering. The platform offers fully immersive entertainment with  Qualcomm® aptX™ audio, optimized gaming experiences across popular titles, seamless  streaming for HD content, and faster application load times. 

The first commercial devices powered by the Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform are expected  to be announced in early 2021.

Note: All comparisons made are in reference to previous generation, Snapdragon 460 Mobile  Platform.

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