Qualcomm announced the release of the new Snapdragon 480 processor, equipped with the X51 5G modem supporting both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks. This is important because it means that even the cheaper devices will be able to get the Qualcomm-powered 5G action, as these networks continue to happen steadily across the globe.
The platform is 8nm based, it features a Kryo 460 CPU (up to 2.0 GHz), Adreno 619 GPU, and Hexagon 686 processor delivering up to 100% performance improvement in CPU and GPU, as well as up to 70% AI performance improvement compared to the previous generation. Qualcomm noted that the Snapdragon 480 also supports Quick Charge 4+ technology.
You can find a detailed rundown of the specs below.
You can’t buy a phone with the Snapdragon 480, however, Qualcomm says the first Snapdragon 480-powered devices will be announced in early 2021.