Qualcomm recently unveiled a budget system-on-chip called Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Mobile Platform With Support for 2.5Gbps 5G. The Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Mobile Platform With Support for 2.5Gbps 5G is intended to deliver impressively smooth all-day use, impressive photography/videography performance, fast Wi-Fi/5G connectivity speeds and longer battery life – among many other benefits.
The Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 builds upon last year’s Snapdragon 450 by employing a much more power-efficient 4nm process for construction of its chipset. This move reduces CPU power consumption by an estimated one third; manufacturers can make phones that provide up to double battery life over prior models thanks to this move.
Underneath, the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Kryo CPU, offering up to 10% improved performance than its predecessor. This 64-bit octa-core processor features two performance cores reaching up to 2.2GHz and six efficiency cores running at 2.0GHz; these should help with multitasking and app usage as well as data processing speeds. UFS 3.1 memory architecture should help facilitate faster data processing speeds as well as dual ISP support for either one 108MP camera or two 16MP units without shutter lag, with AI cameras offering improvements such as multi-camera noise reduction and background noise removal capabilities.
Connectivity-wise, the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 offers Quick Charge 4+ to charge a phone’s battery up to 50% in 15 minutes. In addition, 4×4 MIMO provides 5G support at 2.5 Gbps down and 900Mbps up speeds via its X61 modem while Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX is still present for Bluetooth compatibility.
The Snapdragon 4 Gen 2’s octa-core chip can also handle FHD+ displays at 120 frames per second for seamless scrolling and gaming, fast file transfers using USB 3.2 Gen 1, and crystal clear wireless music playback through Qualcomm aptX technology.
Redmi and Vivo smartphones will feature this new chipset in the second half of this year, while other budget offerings from Chinese vendors are expected to also incorporate it. For more details about Qualcomm’s chip release, see its press release.