Qualcomm unveils entry-level Snapdragon 480 5G chipset


Many countries are pushing 5G heavily, but 5G devices tend to be more expensive. As a result, chipmakers are starting to make cheaper options like mid-range 5G chipsets. Now, Qualcomm has gone one step further by unveiling the entry-level 5G chipset - the Snapdragon 480.

The Snapdragon 480 is the Qualcomm's first 4-series chipset to get 5G, which will open the way for entry-level devices to gain access to 5G networks. Specifically, this 8nm chipset's integrated Snapdragon X51 5G modem supports both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz networks. Besides that, it comes with Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 CPU cores, as well as an Adreno 619 GPU and a Hexagon 686 processor for AI tasks.


Other than 5G, this chipset also supports Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DDS), Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. As for other features, it will support displays with refresh rates of up to 120Hz and FHD+ resolution, as well as Quick Charge 4+, a max camera resolution of 64MP, and more. Overall, it seems quite impressive for an entry-level chipset, which is expected to launch in Q1 2021.

In our opinion, once phones powered by this new chipset appears, those who don't need anything fancy could invest in one and get a lot of value for money. But what do you think? Share your comments below and stay tuned to TechNave.com for more news like this.