New Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Chipset to support Midrange Dual Camera Setup

New Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Chipset to support Midrange Dual Camera Setup

Qualcomm today adds a new family member to its Snapdragon 400 series lineup – the all new Snapdragon 450.

Snapdragon 450 SoC has been revealed at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 event. The brand new Snapdragon 450 SoC is successor to the Snapdragon 435 chipset which is currently equipped under most of popular mid-smartphone such as Xiaomi Redmi 4X and OPPO A57.

The Snapdragon 450 will be the first Snapdragon 400 series SoC build with 14nm FINFET manufacturing processor. This cheapset will be focusing to power mid-range smartphones. The soc is builded of a set of octa-core chipset paired from a 4 Cortex A53 cores of 1.8 GHz and another set of four Cortex A53 cores of 1.8 GHz. The GPU will be upgraded to Adreno 506 graphics which is the same inside Snapdragon 625.

The Snapdragon 450 supports one 32-bit LPDDDR3 RAM. Its dual ISP support either a pair camera of 13-megapixel camera sensors or a max of 21-megapixel single camera. It is capable to encode 1080p content and decode H.264 and HVEC media. Move to the data connectivity, the Cat. 7 X9 LTE modem makes use of 2x20MHz carrier aggregation. It will support USB 3.0 with Quick Charge 3.0.

As summary compare to Snapdragon 435, the newer sibling brings four major improvements :

Better Battery Performance

  • up to four hours of extra battery usage time than Snapdragon 435.
  • consumes 30 percent less power while playing games.
  • Quick Charge 3.0 charge from zero to 80 percent in around 35 minutes.

Camera and Multimedia

  • supporting real-time bokeh effect.
  • record 1080p (Full HD) videos at 60 fps.
  • slow motion capture.
  • 1,920 x 1,080 resolution
  • Hexagon DSP – improved performance for camera and multimedia.

Enhanced CPU and GPU Performance

  • 25 percent better computing performance
  • 25 percent increase in GPU performance

Connectivity and USB

  • X9 LTE modem : 300 Mbps download speeds and 150 Mbps upload speeds.
  • wide range mobile networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac + MU-MIMO
  • USB 3.0

We expecting the new Snapdragon 450 enabled device by the end of 2017.