In an exciting development, Qualcomm has just announced the release of the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Chipset (SM4450), a highly anticipated sequel to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, marking a significant leap forward in smartphone technology. Boasting remarkable advancements, including support for the enhanced 3GPP Release 16 version of 5G and the distinction of being the first-ever 4nm chip in the Snapdragon 4-series, this latest offering from Qualcomm is set to revolutionize the mobile industry.
The Snapdragon® 4 Gen 2 Mobile Platform delivers effortless performance for all-day use and top-notch photography and videography. Plus, it’s backed by speedy 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity with extended battery life for mobile experiences that delight, anywhere.
Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Chipset to enable lightning fast 5 G Connectivity
One of the key features of the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 is its cutting-edge Snapdragon X61 modem, which enables lightning-fast 5G connectivity. By harnessing the power of 3GPP Release 16, the chip promises power-saving capabilities, expanded coverage, and enhanced cell-based location accuracy. With support for 4×4 MIMO and impressive download speeds of up to 2.5Gbps, users can expect unparalleled browsing and streaming experiences.
Moreover, the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 raises the bar in terms of performance. Equipped with two high-performance cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six efficiency cores at 2.0GHz, this chip delivers a remarkable 10% performance boost compared to its predecessor. Accompanied by faster RAM using LPDDR5x technology, with speeds of up to 3,200MHz, and the option for faster UFS 3.1 storage, this chipset ensures seamless multitasking and smoother app performance.
Qualcomm has also focused on improving the camera capabilities of the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2. Despite transitioning to a dual-ISP setup, this chipset incorporates an innovative feature called Multi-Camera Temporal Filtering (MCTF), enabling enhanced noise reduction in videos. Additionally, the chip supports 1080p video capture at 60fps and 720p slow-motion recording at 120fps, with the added benefit of Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). With support for cameras up to 108MP or 32MP for Zero Shutter Lag, photography enthusiasts can look forward to capturing stunning, high-resolution images.
Furthermore, Qualcomm has retained the popular Quick Charge 4+ technology in the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2, allowing users to charge their devices rapidly. While specifics are yet to be disclosed, Qualcomm claims that the chip can charge a battery to 50% in a mere 15 minutes. The chip also features USB-C connectivity rated at USB 3.2 Gen 1 speeds, delivering data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps.
Although the local connectivity features remain unchanged, with support for Wi-Fi 5 (ac) at 2.4GHz and 5GHz, as well as Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX for audio, the overall enhancements offered by the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 make it a highly sought-after chipset for tech enthusiasts and smartphone manufacturers alike.
Anticipating the arrival of this groundbreaking technology, the first smartphones equipped with the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 are set to hit the market in the second half of this year. Leading the pack, Redmi and vivo, two prominent smartphone brands, are poised to release their highly anticipated flagship devices powered by this cutting-edge chipset. Prepare to embrace a new era of mobile technology with the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset, revolutionizing the way we experience connectivity, performance, and photography in our smartphones.