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Qualcomm expands 5G capabilities of Snapdragon 480 mobile devices

Communications technology provider Qualcomm Technologies has announced the Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform, said to be the first four-series mobile platform equipped with 5G.

The company says the technology will give users access to truly global 5G connectivity and what it calls “series-defying” performance to power in-demand productivity and entertainment experiences. The new platform has a CPU with running capability up to 2.0GHz to deliver up to 100% performance improvement in CPU and GPU, and up to 70% artificial intelligence (AI) performance improvement compared with the previous generation.

Built-in capabilities for 5G and connectivity include the Snapdragon X51 5G modem-RF system to support mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G; standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes; time division duplexing (TDD), frequency division duplexing (FDD) and dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) for top mobile performance and connectivity.

The modem also enables multi-gigabit 5G connections for what Qualcomm claims are near instantaneous uploads and downloads, and supports multiple frequencies for accessibility. With Qualcomm FastConnect 6200, Snapdragon 480 also offers 2×2 Wi-Fi (dual Wi-Fi antennas) with Wi-Fi 6 features such as 8×8 sounding with multi-user MIMO, for range and performance improvements, in addition to Bluetooth 5.1 and advanced wireless audio capabilities.

Snapdragon 480 offers