Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 450

Qualcomm revealed the successor to Snapdragon 435 and new leader of the Snapdragon 4xx series. This is the Snapdragon 450. It uses a 14nm technological process and features eight Cortex-A53 cores, whose goal is to increase performance by up to 25% over the one provided by Snapdragon 435. They now have clock speeds of up to 1.8 GHz.

As for the gaming performance improvement of 25%, the Adreno 506 GPU is to blame. Additionally, there will be 30% decrease in energy consumption in games which, Qualcomm claims, increases battery life with up to 4 hours of active use, again compared to the Snapdragon 435.

Furthermore, the new mobile chip will support up to 21MP cameras or dual cameras (13MP + 13MP), Full HD video recording at 60 fps, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard, as well as the QuickCharge 3.0 technology allowing to charge your phone up to 80% within 35 minutes.

More about the capabilities of this new SoC you can find in the screenshots below. Qualcomm has stated that the first devices, operating with Snapdragon 450 will not hit the shelves until the last quarter of 2017. You may also wish to browse through all currently available smartphones with Snapdragon chips here: http://amzn.to/2to6Oii

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