Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform for entry level 5G phones

In 2021, we should see a higher number of 5G smartphones coming into the marketplace. This is thanks to lower costs chipsets available in the market.

Today, Qualcomm introduces the 480 5G mobile platform.

The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 480 5G Mobile platform takes a huge leap forward in mobile connectivity for the 4-series. The Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System supports multiple 5G spectrums, modes, and frequencies—at lightning-fast speeds. And with support for 2×2 Wi-Fi 6, more users than ever before have access to widespread, robust connections—both at home and on-the-go.

This platform is a true milestone, packed with groundbreaking 4-series achievements including triple ISP capture, AI-based echo cancellation, Qualcomm® Quick Charge 4+ Technology, and support for 120 fps displays. These 4-series firsts allow mass-market consumers to form real connections through gaming, live chatting, sharing, and more—at a level of quality never before seen in this tier.

Boundless, borderless 5G

The Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System offers multi-gigabit 5G connectivity across both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz spectrums. It also supports SA and NSA modes, TDD, FDD, and Dual Spectrum Sharing (DDS) for unbeatable flexibility and accessibility.

Series-defying performance

Our Qualcomm® Kryo™ 460 CPU and Qualcomm® Adreno™ 619 GPU each see an over 100% performance upgrade over the predecessor. New architectures push CPU performance to 2.0 GHz while the 4-series first 8 nm process adds remarkable efficiency. Plus, distributed AI achieves an over 70% improvement over the previous generation.

Upgraded downtime

Improved processing advances entertainment across the board, including a 4-series first 120 fps FHD+ display support for super-smooth visuals in games and videos. Plus, Qualcomm® aptX™ Audio makes content more immersive with rich, clear audio.

Connections that count

The Snapdragon 480 5G comes 2×2 Wi-Fi 6-ready with connectivity speeds up to 9.6 Gbps. Combined with the Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System, users can experience real-time sharing, chatting, and livestreaming—building lasting connections across the globe.

Cellular Modem

Modem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X51 5G Modem-RF System

Peak Download Speed: 2.5 Gbps (5G), 800 Mbps (LTE)

Peak Upload Speed:  Up to 660 Mbps (5G), 210 Mbps (LTE)

Performance Enhancement Technologies: Qualcomm® Wideband Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm® Smart Transmit™ technology, Qualcomm® Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning, Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave

5G Spectrum: Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), sub-6 GHz

5G mmWave specs: 200 MHz bandwidth, 2×2 MIMO

5G sub-6 GHz specs: 100 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO

Multi-SIM features: Global 5G multi-SIM