Qualcomm finally unveiled the Snapdragon 450 chipset which is the new addition to the Snapdragon 400 series. Though this is a mid-range chipset, Qualcomm claims that it comes with a significant gain in processing speed and power efficiency.
Nonetheless, the previous generation Snapdragon 435 is fastest in 400 series and a popular choice for mid-range devices these days. The new Snapdragon 450 chipset aims to replace the 435 SoC with significantly faster and power efficiency compared to its predecessor. It actually is the first chipset in the 400-series to use 14nm FinFET process and designed to deliver significant improvements in battery life, graphics and compute performance.
Salient feature of Snapdragon 450
- Snapdragon 450 is based on ARM Cortex A53 CPU architecture and clocked at 1.8GHz which in turn deliver 25% more power than its predecessor. Whereas Adreno 506 GPU will deliver 25% faster Graphics rendering and 30% more power efficient.
- This chipset comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support, which can charge a smartphone from zero to 80% in about 35 minutes. It is capable of delivering four additional hours of usage time and 30 percent reduction in power consumption during heavy gaming.
- This new generation chipset supports up to dual 13 MP lens module or 21 MP single optics. It supports real-time Bokeh effect and featured with hybrid autofocus, 1080p video capture and 60fps playback.
- Snapdragon 450 come with new Qualcomm Hexagon 546 DSP which claimed to be 5 times faster than its predecessor. It also includes the support for 1920×1200 full HD display.
- The chipset comes with USB 3.0 support which is first in its tier.
To sum up, Qualcomm seems to have come up with a perfect mid-range chipset with remarkable improvements over its predecessor. The Snapdragon 450 will be available for sampling to OEMs in Q3 2017 and is expected to arrive on consumer devices in Q4 2017.