Qualcomm Technologies launched the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform, which is the first 4-series mobile platform equipped with 5G. Snapdragon 480 continues to help drive the further development of 5G, enabling users to access true global 5G connectivity and series-free performance to enhance on-demand production and entertainment experiences.

Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, said: “Qualcomm Technologies continues to accelerate the commercialization of 5G globally to make 5G smartphones more accessible, especially as people around the world continue to connect remotely. Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform will exceed the expectations of OEMs and consumers to provide high- and mid-level functions at an affordable price.”

Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform provides the most advanced 4-series functions so far:

5G and connectivity: Snapdragon 480 has Snapdragon X51 5GModem-RF system, and supports mmWave and Sub-6 GHz 5G; SA and NSA modes; Time Division Duplex (TDD), Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), it can achieve the best mobile performance and connectivity. Snapdragon X51 supports several gigabit 5G connections, enabling near-instantaneous uploads and downloads, and supports multiple frequencies for flexibility and accessibility. With Qualcomm FastConnect 6200, Snapdragon 480 also provides 2×2 Wi-Fi (dual Wi-Fi antennas) with a set of key Wi-Fi 6 features, such as 8×8 detection with multi-user MIMO, in addition to significantly improved range and performance, bluetooth 5.1 and advanced wireless audio capabilities. Snapdragon 480 has other pioneering wireless technologies, such as support for dual-frequency GPS and NavIC to achieve precise location positioning.

Performance and battery: Snapdragon 480 allows smartphone users to maintain higher productivity and charge faster. The platform is based on 8nm process and has a Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU, Qualcomm Adreno 619 GPU and Qualcomm Hexagon 686 processor up to 2.0 GHz, which can increase the performance of CPU and GPU by 100% and increase AI performance by 70% compared to the previous generation products which has been improved. Snapdragon 480 also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology, which is the first in a 4-series product.

Entertainment: Snapdragon 480 can upgrade streaming media and gaming user experience.  120fps FHD+ display support provides incredible content clarity as well as fast and smooth graphics rendering. The platform provides a fully immersive entertainment experience through Qualcomm aptX audio, optimizes the gaming experience of popular games, provides seamless streaming of high-definition content, and shortens application loading time.

OnePlus Chief Operating Officer Kinder Liu said:”We can’t wait to provide advanced 5G features to the mass market with upcoming devices based on the new Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform.”

OPPO Product Manager Brenda said: “We are very pleased to use the new Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform to expand consumer access and use of 5G globally. We look forward to continuing our cooperation to bring consumers an enhanced mobile experience and more affordable smartphone options.”

Liu Heliang, Product Director of Vivo, said: “Like Qualcomm, we are committed to bringing barrier-free 5G mobile devices to more people around the world. We are very pleased to see that the new Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform will be available on a large scale on smartphone devices, providing 5G connectivity, low-power features and new entertainment features.”

The first batch of commercial devices supported by the Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform is expected to be released in early 2021.