Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 450 SOC based on 14nm FinFET Process

The toughest job for every device manufacturer is to get the right performing SoC in their price range, and now Qualcomm gives a new processor in the Entry Level price tag as the Snapdragon 450 which seems more of a re-engineered Snapdragon 625 which is a favorite�SOC for OEMs in their budget smartphones.

The new Snapdragon 450 boosts 25% better performance than the Snapdragon 435.� The chipset has 8 Cortex A53 cores and will be coupled with Adreno’s 506 GPU. The all new chip will be built on the thinner 14nm process which is the first in the Snapdragon 400-series. The chip will be giving out more of 4 hours than the 435 would have provided.

The Snapdragon 450 supports dual camera up to 13MP each sensor which is quite a nice move from Qualcomm as it will help manufacturers to get us dual camera smartphones at a lower price range.

There is support for USB 3.0 and even QuickCharge 3.0 which can lend us 80% of charge in just 35 Mins. Just have a look at the comparison chart to have a better understanding of the device.

Snapdragon 435Snapdragon 450Snapdragon 625
Process28nm (LP)14 nm (?)14 nm (LPP)
CPU8x Cortex-A53 (1.4GHz)8x Cortex-A53 (?)8x Cortex-A53 (1.4GHz)
GPUAdreno 505Adreno 506Adreno 506
CameraUp to 21MPUp to 21MP / 13MP + 13MPUp to 24MP
Video1080p @ 30fps1080p @ 60fps4K @ 30fps
Max screen res1080p1080p1080p
LTE300Mbps / 100Mbps300Mbps / 150Mbps300Mbps / 150Mbps
Wi-Fi802.11ac (433Mbps)802.11ac (433Mhz)802.11ac (433Mhz)
USBUSB 2.0USB 3.0USB 3.0

We must actually wait for Manufacturers to start manufacturing phones with the Snapdragon 450 chip using it to the fullest, and getting us the best for the money we can get.

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