Qualcomm has introduced a new platform for its Snapdragon processor, which supports many phones and tablets. The platform will be introduced as the Snapdragon 450 and will be aimed at cost-effective phones to improve efficiency to help increase battery life for day-to-day devices such as leading handsets in the market.
The new platform is currently built in a 14 nm processor like the Snapdragon 625 processor and the latest Snapdragon 630 processor. Qualcomm asserts that the new platform will give the phone a further 4 hours of battery life than the Snapdragon 435 when using similar tasks.
The new processor will contain eight Corez-A53 1.8 GHz processors to keep the device cool while using it. The Adreno 506 graphics processor, which the company claims to have sold for the Adreno 505 graphics processor, will be 25% faster.
Performance improvements will obviously be of secondary importance compared with battery life benefits, which should increase by 50% in some cases. The new processor will also support dual cameras to be the first in this series.
The Snapdragon 450 supports fast charging 3.0, USB 3.0, up to 1080p screen, 1080p video capture at 60 frames per second and also supports download speeds of up to 300 Mbps using X9 networks. This processor is scheduled to ship at the beginning of the fourth quarter of this year.