Qualcomm outs Snapdragon 450 SoC for mid-range devices
Qualcomm has announced at MWC Shanghai 2017 its latest mobile platform aimed at mid-range smartphones and tablets – the Snapdragon 450.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 mobile platform is the first in its tier to use 14nm FinFET process. It boasts significant improvements in battery life, graphics and compute, performance, as well as imaging and LTE connectivity over its predecessor.
Snapdragon 450 features:
• Improved CPU and GPU performance thanks to the octa-core ARM Cortex A53 CPU and Adreno 506 GPU which claim 25% increase in performance compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 435.
• Better battery life with up to 30% reduction in power when gaming and up to 4 additional hours of usage time compared to the Snapdragon 435. It also comes with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
• New camera features which include support for real-time Bokeh (Live Bokeh) effects. It also supports 13+3MP dual camera setups and up to 21MP for a single camera, hybrid AF, 1080p video capture at 60fps, and Qualcomm Hexagon DSP.
• Improved connectivity with Snapdragon X9 LTE modem which utilizes 2x20MHz carrier aggregation in both downlink and uplink for peak speeds of 300 Mbps and 150 Mbps respectively. In addition, it supports Snapdragon All Mode, 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, and USB 3.0.
The Snapdragon 450 is expected to begin commercial sampling to customers in Q3 2017 and is expected to be available in consumer devices by the end of 2017.