Best Snapdragon 480 phones

Qualcomm is expanding its 5G portfolio with the new Snapdragon 480 SoC. This will be its first 4-series 5G chipset that may make 5G Android phones more affordable. The silicon comes with an integrated Snapdragon X51 modem, which features both mmWave and sub-6GHz frequencies.

Besides the 5G attraction, the new chip also boasts a “series-defying performance” thanks to the two Cortex-A76 execution cores at play. So, let’s see the entire core structure and other details to figure out what the new chip has to offer.

Snapdragon 480 5G Specs

Snapdragon 480 is an 8nm chipset holding 2x Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.0GHz along with 6x Cortex-A55 power efficiency cores running at 1.8GHz. This is coupled with Adreno 619 GPU. The new upgrades should offer a 100% jump in both CPU and GPU gains from the predecessor, ie., Snapdragon 460.

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As already mentioned, this is equipped with an integrated 5G modem (Snapdragon X51) which works on SA and NSA networks and both mmWave (at only 200MHz BW) and Sub-6 GHz frequencies. There is even support for Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DDS) here.

The memory used is a 2x16b LPDDR4X module with a relatively higher clock speed of 2133MHz. AI sees a 70% faster performance in light of the new Hexagon 686 SoC. On the camera side of things, you are getting a triple-ISP system that Qualcomm introed with the Snapdragon 888. This allows for simultaneous use of a single 64MP sensor, or a 25+13MP dual-camera mode, or a 13+13+13MP triple-camera mode and lets you concurrently capture scenes in different perspectives.

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Among other things, Snapdragon 480 also supports 1080p at 60fps recording, FHD+ displays with a 120Hz refresh rate, WiFi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1.

Snapdragon 480 vs Snapdragon 460 specs

ModelSnapdragon 480Snapdragon 460
Architecture8nm LPP11nm LPP
CPU2x Cortex-A76
@ 2.0GHz
6x Cortex-A55
@ 1.8GHz
4x Kryo 240 (CA73)
@ 1.8GHz
4x Kryo 240 (CA53)
@ 1.8GHz
GPUAdreno 619Adreno 610
DSPHexagon 686Hexagon 683
ISPSpectra 345
64MP single
25+13MP dual
13MP triple
Spectra 340
36MP single
22MP dual
Video Encode/
Decode
1080p30
H.264
1080p60
H.264 & H.265
Integrated Modem Snapdragon X51
LTE
DL = 800Mbps
UL = 210Mbps
5G NR
sub-6 + mmWave
(100 + 200MHz)
DL = 2500Mbps
UL = 660Mbps
Snapdragon X11 LTE
(Cat 12/13)
DL = 390Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
UL = 150Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 64-QAM
Memory2x 16-bit @ 2133MHz
LPDDR4X
17.0GB/s
2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4X
14.9GB/s

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