Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform with 100% CPU/GPU Improvement

Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G Specifications

Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G Introduction

If it is said that 2021 will be the year of the real popularity of 5G, I believe we will not object, and a new technology to be popular, low cost and low price but the experience can not compromise too much new platform is essential. Today, Qualcomm officially released a new generation of Snapdragon 480 mobile platform, which is the first time the Snapdragon 4 series support 5G, the mission is to completely popularize 5G.

“Qualcomm Technologies continues to accelerate 5G commercialization globally to make 5G smartphones more accessible, especially as people worldwide continue to connect remotely. 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.” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G feature

5G and connectivity:

The Snapdragon 480 features the Snapdragon X51 5G modem and RF system, which supports millimetre wave and Sub-6GHz 5G connectivity, standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) networking modes, and TDD, FDD and dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) for a great mobile performance and connectivity experience. Snapdragon X51 supports gigabits of 5G connectivity for ultra-high upload and download speeds, and multi-band support for increased flexibility and availability. With the Qualcomm FastConnect 6200 mobile connectivity subsystem, the Snapdragon 480 not only delivers Bluetooth 5.1 and advanced wireless audio features, but also supports some of the key Wi-Fi 6 features such as 2×2 Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi dual antennas) and 8×8 detection with MU-MIMO for significantly improved transmission range and performance. The Snapdragon 480 also introduces other innovative wireless technologies, including support for dual-band GPS and NavIC for accurate positioning.

Performance and battery life:

The Snapdragon 480 enables smartphone users to stay productive longer and charge their devices more quickly. Powered by an 8nm process and featuring a 2.0GHz Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU, Qualcomm Adreno 619 GPU and Qualcomm Hexagon 686 processor, the platform delivers up to 100 percent better CPU and GPU performance and up to 70 percent better AI performance than its predecessor (Snapdragon 460). The Snapdragon 480 is also the first Snapdragon 4 Series platform to support Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology.


With Qualcomm Spectra 345 ISP, the platform enables triple ISP support for the first time in the Snapdragon 4 Series, enabling excellent photo and video capture with three cameras shooting simultaneously. Triple 13MP photo capture enables simultaneous image output with ultra-wide, wide-angle and telephoto cameras, or capture three 720p videos at the same time.


The Snapdragon 480 enhances the user experience in streaming and gaming. Its supported 120Hz FHD+ display delivers great content clarity and fast, smooth graphics rendering speeds. The platform delivers an all-around immersive entertainment experience with Qualcomm aptX audio technology, experience optimisation for popular gaming titles, seamless HD content streaming and faster app load times.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G Specifications

  1. Qualcomm Artifical Intelligence (AI) Engine
    • Adreno 619 GPU
    • Kryo 460 CPU
    • 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
  2. 5G Modem-RF System
    • Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System – Modem to antenna integrated system for 5G 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 including CBRS, WCDMA, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  3. Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
    • Qualcomm FastConnect 6200 System
      • Wi-Fi Standards: Wi-Fi 6-ready, 802.11ac Wave 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 Easy Connect, WPA3-Personal
    • Integrated Bluetooth
      • Bluetooth version: 5.1
      • Bluetooth audio: Qualcomm TrueWireless Technology, aptX Adaptive
  4. Camera
    • Qualcomm Spectra 345 Image Signal Processor
    • Triple 14-bit ISPs
    • Up to 64 MP Photo Capture
    • Up to 13 MP triple camera with 30 FPS Zero Shutter Lag and Multi-Frame Noise Reduction
    • Up to 25 MP + 13 MP dual camera with 30 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
    • HEIF: HEIC photo capture, HEVC video capture
    • Slow Motion video capture 720p @ 120 FPS
  5. Audio
    • Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec (Up to WCD9385)
      • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback: -108dB
      • Native DSD support, PCM up to 384 kHz/32-bit
      • Customizable “Golden Ears” filter
    • Low power audio subsystem
    • DSP offload for low power audio playback (Bluetooth, USB digital, analog out)
  6. Display
    • On-Device Display Support:
      • FHD+ (1080 x 2520 @ 120 Hz)
      • HD+ (900 x 1600 @ 90 Hz)
  7. CPU
    • Kryo 460, Octa-core CPU
      • Up to 2.0 GHz
      • 64-bit architecture
  8. Visual Subsystem
    • Adreno 619 GPU
    • H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC) VP8 and VP9 playback
    • API Support: OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1
  9. Security
    • Platform Security Foundations: Qualcomm Mobile 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, Trusted UI Framework, Qualcomm® Malware Protection
      • Trusted framework for enabling secure use cases like biometric authentication, digital payments, and more.
    • Premium security features: Qualcomm Content Protection, Wireless Connection Security (Cellular & WiFi), Qualcomm Wireless Edge Services (WES)
  10. Charging
    • Quick Charge 4+ technology
  11. Location
    • Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, NavIC, GPS, GNSS, QZSS, SBAS
    • Dual-Frequency GNSS (L1 + L5)
    • Qualcomm Sensor-Assisted Positioning
  12. General Specifications
    • Storage: eMMC, UFS 2.2
    • Memory: 2×16 LP4x @ 2133 MHz
    • Near Field Communications (NFC) support
    • USB Type-C support
    • 8 nm Process Technology
    • Part number: SM4350

Snapdragon 855 in December 2018, Snapdragon 765/765G in 2019, and Snapdragon 690 in 2020 have introduced 5G in Snapdragon 8 series, Snapdragon 7 series, Snapdragon 6 series, and now, 5G has finally descended on Snapdragon 4 series, again with truly global-oriented 5G, which is expected to push to allow 5G to reach 3.5 billion smartphone users worldwide, accounting for half of the total global population. The first commercial devices powered by the Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform are expected to be available early in 2021.


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