Various manufacturers will be introducing affordable 5G budget smartphones in the coming months. That’s thanks to the Snapdragon 480 5G chip, which has now been officially unveiled.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G official
As the name suggests, there is support for 5G internet. The processor has support for 5G on mmWave frequencies (high frequencies) and low frequencies. In the future, you can also use the fast 5G network, the auction of which will only take place in the Netherlands in 2022.
The chip has eight computing cores on board, clocked at a maximum of 2 GHz. There is support for Quick Charge 4+ on board, the first time in the Snapdragon 4 series. In terms of processing power and graphics performance, the Snapdragon 480 5G should deliver up to twice the performance of its predecessor.
That is the Snapdragon 460. We find it in the OnePlus Nord N100, Nokia 3.4 and Motorola Moto E7 Plus, among others. The Snapdragon 480 can drive screens with a resolution of up to 2520 by 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz.
Which brands will we see cheap 5G devices from?
Qualcomm’s blog mentions, among others, HMD Global, which makes the Nokia phones. Other manufacturers mentioned in the message are OnePlus, Oppo and Realme. We also expect to see this processor in the ‘Motorola Ibiza’, details of which were released last week.
In addition to chipset manufacturer Qualcomm, other parties are also working on affordable 5G processors, including MediaTek. In the coming years, 5G will become increasingly important for manufacturers and providers, but as a consumer it is of little use at this stage.
Also read the opinion piece by editor Rens: 5G in 2020 is more of a hype than an improvement. More questions about the new network technology? Check out the video below, in which we answer all kinds of questions about 5G.