Today, Qualcomm announced a new entry level chipset called Snapdragon 450. The new SoC will replace its predecessor Snapdragon 435 which is already being used on some popular devices like Redmi 4 and many more.
Moving towards its specs and features, it is based on 14nm FinFET technology with 8 Cortex-A53 cores while cloak speed is not mentioned yet. It is 25% faster than Snapdragon 435 in terms of performance. By taking a closer look, it seems very similar to Snapdragon 625 processor which also includes octa CPU based on 14nm process. The new SD450 consumes 30% less power then SD435 which company claims to offer up to 4 hours more batteries backup. In addition, the new chip comes integrated Adreno 506 GPU similar to Snapdragon 625.
The Snapdragon 450 will now support dual rear camera (13MP + 13MP) setup or single 21MP shooter which can be record up to 1080p/60fps. One this which lacks compare to SD625 is 4K videos recording. As for charging capabilities, it includes Quick Charge 3.0 support along with USB 3.0 .
As far as availability is concerned, It is expected to be available for commercial sampling to customers in Q3 2017 while the devices powered with SD450 can be seen by the end of this year. Overall, the processor looks well balanced and definitely going to provide optimal performance.
Snapdragon 435 vs 450 vs 625
|Name:||Snapdragon 435||Snapdragon 450||Snapdragon 625|
|Process||28nm (LP)||14 nm (?)||14 nm (LPP)|
|CPU||8x Cortex-A53 (1.4GHz)||8x Cortex-A53 (?)||8x Cortex-A53 (1.4GHz)|
|GPU||Adreno 505||Adreno 506||Adreno 506|
|Camera||Up to 21MP||Up to 21MP / 13MP + 13MP||Up to 24MP|
|Video||1080p @ 30fps||1080p @ 60fps||4K @ 30fps|
|Max screen res||1080p||1080p||1080p|
|LTE||300Mbps / 100Mbps||300Mbps / 150Mbps||300Mbps / 150Mbps|
|Wi-Fi||802.11ac (433Mbps)||802.11ac (433Mhz)||802.11ac (433Mhz)|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|