Qualcomm has announced its latest budget-friendly mobile chipset, the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2. The platform is designed to offer a significant performance boost over its predecessor, the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, while also improving the camera and 5G capabilities.
The Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 is built on a 4nm process node, which is a significant upgrade over the 6nm process node used in the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1. This results in a faster CPU, with the Kryo 265 cores clocked up to 2.2GHz. The GPU has also been upgraded, with the Adreno 610 now offering 30% faster graphics performance.
In terms of camera, the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 supports up to a 108MP main sensor and can record 1080p video at up to 60fps. It also features Qualcomm’s Spectra 340 ISP, which can process up to 25 images per second.
The Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 also supports 5G connectivity, with the Snapdragon X53 modem offering peak download speeds of up to 1.3Gbps. It also supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.
The Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 is expected to start appearing in smartphones in the second half of 2023.
Here are some of the key features of the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2:
- 4nm process node
- Kryo 265 CPU with up to 2.2GHz clock speed
- Adreno 610 GPU
- Up to 108MP main camera
- 1080p video recording at up to 60fps
- Snapdragon X53 modem with up to 1.3Gbps download speeds
- Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 support
The Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 is a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, and it offers a number of features that are typically only found in more expensive chipsets. This makes it a great choice for budget-friendly smartphones that still want to offer a good level of performance and features.