Qualcomm Snapdragon 480

Snapdragon 480 is the first 400-series 5G chipset from Qualcomm. Addition of 5G technology to the 400-series could be one of the biggest factors in making the next-generation networking standards more accessible to users around the world.

So, let’s have a look at its main features.


Snapdragon 480 chipset is based on 8nm technology. 64-bit octa-core processor that includes one Kryo 460 Prime (Cortex-A76) clocked at 2.0GHz, one Kryo 475 Gold (Cortex-A76) clocked at 2.0GHz and six Kryo 475 Silver (Cortex-A55) clocked at 1.8GHz.


Snapdragon 480 comes with Adreno 619 GPU. Its Application programming interface supports Vulkan® 1.1, Open CL™ 2.0, OpenGL® ES 3.2. Qualcomm promises a 100% increase in performance of both CPU and GPU over its predecessor i.e. Snapdragon 460.


Snapdragon 480 can support upto 16GB of RAM and talking about its speed, it can prop-up upto 2133 MHz LPDDR4X type RAM. Now coming to the storage, it supports EMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1, 2.2.


This processor is capable of supporting 64 MP single camera and 25 MP dual cameras with multi-frame noise reduction (MFNR) and zero shutter lag (ZSL). It comes with Qualcomm Spectra 345 image signal processor – the first triple ISP in a 400-series. We can capture from all three cameras simultaneously.


It supports 4K HDR videos at 30 FPS and Computational HD recording at 60 FPS. It supports HEVC, H.264, H.265, VP9. Slo-Mo Video Capture supports upto 720p @ 120 FPS and triple video recording prop-up upto 720p @ 30FPS. One of its main features is to increase the electronic image stabilization (EIS). For Video Software, Qualcomm uses Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF).


The SoC supports FHD+ at 120Hz displays with a maximum resolution of 2520×1080 pixels, HD+ at 120Hz with 900×1600 pixels and 10-bit colour depth. This is the first time Qualcomm brings 120Hz refresh rate support to its 400-series.


Snapdragon 480 SoC has support for Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), mmWave(2×2MIMO) and Sub-6GHz(100 MHz bandwidth). It uses Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X51 LTE modem. The maximum upload speed goes upto 660MBPS (5G), 210MBPS (LTE) and maximum download speed reaches upto 2.5GBPS (5G), 800MBPS (LTE). It has Dual-SIM VoLTE support and 3x20MHz downlink and 2×20 MHz uplink carrier aggregation support.

For Wi-Fi Standards, it uses 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11ax-ready, 802.11ac Wave 2 and Spectral Bands of 2.4GHz, 5GHz. Talking about the Bluetooth, it has Bluetooth version 5.1.

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