Qualcomm Brings 5G to Snapdragon 4-Series with the 480
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform, the first Snapdragon 4-Series chipset with 5G. The 4 Series is designed for affordable, mass-market phones. The X51 5G modem in the 480 supports mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies, NSA mode, and DSS. The 480 is also dramatically faster than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 460, with double the CPU and GPU performance, and a performance increase of over 70% for AI. It includes triple ISPs to support advanced camera functions. The 480 also supports Wi-Fi 6, 120 Hz display refresh, Quick Charge 4+, and has a Qualcomm Sensing Hub for low-power always-on features. The 480 is made using an 8nm manufacturing process. Qualcomm expects the first devices powered by the Snapdragon 480 to launch later this month.
Dec 4, 2019
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 865, its new top-end chipset to power flagship phones in 2020. Unlike most previous Snapdragon chips, the 865 is split into two physical chips: the main processor chip and a separate radio modem chip that includes a 5G modem based on the company's X55 5G modem.
Dec 4, 2019
Qualcomm today revealed the full details of its first Snapdragon chip with an integrated 5G modem, the Snapdragon 765. As its model number suggests, it offers better performance than the company's 6-series chips that have previously been common to higher-end (but not "flagship") phones in the US.
Nov 12, 2018
Intel today introduced the XMM 8160, a 5G modem that will bring high-speed connectivity to mobile phones, computers, and other broadband devices in 2020. The modem supports the 5G NR spec, including both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes for fixed and mobile service.
Nov 26, 2019
MediaTek has revealed that its first SoC with integrated 5G modem and high-end processor will be called the Dimensity 1000. The company revealed the first set of details on the chip in May.
Feb 11, 2020
Samsung today announced its new flagship phones for 2020: the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. In the US, all three models support 5G and are powered by Qualcomm's newest top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM.