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Qualcomm Just Announced its New Snapdragon 450 Chip Based On The 14nm Manufacturing Process


Among its many chips Qualcomm today announced another one among its lineup. This new chip from Qualcomm will be known as the Snapdragon 450. Which will be a mainstream processor from Qualcomm just like the Snapdragon 625. Used on a lot of smartphones like the Motorola Moto Z Play and the Blackberry KEYone.

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 is designed on the same 14nm manufacturing processor as the Snapdragon 625. Which provides a more efficient solution compared to other chips. Just like its predecessor the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, made using a 28nm manufacturing process. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 is basically an octa core processor. Where all the cores are based on the same Coretex A53, running at a frequency of 1.8GHz. Aside from that the processor is also equipped with an Andreno 505 GPU over the Andreno 505, used on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435. Which in terms of performance is 25 percent better.

According to Qualcomm ”We’ve made many recent changes to the Snapdragon Mobile Platforms as part of our vision to deliver the most advanced mobile functionality at the best possible value, and the Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform is another realization of that vision. With the Snapdragon 450, users are going to see a dramatically improved level of performance, connectivity, battery life and imaging performance”.

The new chip also brings a lot of new features. That also includes support for up to a dual 13MP cameras. Aside from that smartphones equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chip will also have support for Quick Charge 3.0. While the maximum display resolution supported by the chip is 1920 x 1080.

It’s good to see so many options in the mid-tier segment of the market. As not everyone can afford a high end smartphone. Where for such markets the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 would be a great choice. The chips will start shipping in smartphones starting the fourth quarter of 2017.


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