The SoC giant has announced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, a chip that points directly to the mid-range and promises to offer a significant performance improvement compared to previous solutions like the Snapdragon 435.
Both SoCs have an eight-core processor based on the Cortex-A53 architecture, which as we know prioritizes consumption above performance, but in Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 can operate at a maximum of 1.8 GHz while in Snapdragon 435 no they pass of 1.4GHz.
That difference will be noticed in the overall fluidity of the system, but the GPU that mounts this new SoC is also superior. According to Qualcomm, the Adreno 506 Snapdragon 450 is 25% more powerful than the Adreno 505 Snapdragon 435.
In practice this translates into a better experience in both multimedia content and demanding 3D games, although we must bear in mind that we are talking about a midrange solution aimed at economic terminals and therefore has its limitations.
Despite the increase in performance Qualcomm has been able to improve efficiency thanks to the jump to the manufacturing process of 14 nm (28 nm in Snapdragon 435), an evolution that in theory manages to increase autonomy by up to 30% even using applications Heavy as games.
Moreover the company has confirmed that this new chip also supports quick charging technology Quick Charge 3.0, and can hold smooth configuration rear camera up to 21 MP or dual with two cameras 13MP and effect bokeh (blur of depth) in real time.
It is a very interesting solution that will allow leading manufacturers to form new, more powerful, efficient and economical mid-range smartphones, without giving up on features as desired as the high quality double rear camera.
The first units will start arriving during the third quarter of 2017, so we may see the first terminals based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 at the end of the year.