It looks like Qualcomm is working on a new chip named Snapdragon 450. Which will be the company’s upcoming mid-ranged chipset, designed to be equipped on entry level smartphones. A lot of information have been leaked regarding this new chip. Let’s see what the new upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 has to offer.
The leaked Qualcomm Snapdragon chip is code named SDM450. Where basically the chip is a cut down version of the mid-ranged Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip. If that is the case then it’s really good to see a chip designed on the same power efficient chip that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 is. Do expect the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 equipped entry level smartphones. To offer better battery life compared to its competition on the market.
In terms of specs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 is said to be a 64-bit octa-core processor. Where all eight cores are based on the same Cortex-A53 core, clocked in at either 2.0 GHz or 2.2 GHz. Aside from that if the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 really is a cut down version of the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip. Then it will also be based on the same 14nm manufacturing process, coupled with an Andreno 506 GPU. That might be clocked a little lower compared to the one found on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 is also said to come with an X8 LTE modem instead. As the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 is equipped with an X9 LTE modem. That supports download and upload speeds of up to 300Mbps and 150Mbps respectively. While the X8 LTE modem on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 will support download and upload speeds of 300Mbps and 100Mbps.
This is all there was to share about the leaked Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chip. It’s good to see that the upcoming entry level chips from Qualcomm is not something that go overlooked. Mainly because of the price to performance ratio that these chips provide.