- Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 is the first SoC in the Snapdragon 4 series to be based on a 4nm process.
- The SoC has a peak clock speed of 2.2GHz.
- It claims to provide up to 50 per cent of charging tech support in 15 minutes with the help of QuickCharge 4+ SoC.
Qualcomm has introduced a new Snapdragon SoC globally. The Hawaii-based American tech giant has unveiled the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC. The new Snapdragon 4 series SoC will power budget 5G smartphones and claims to meet consumer expectations by making 5G technologies more accessible worldwide. Qualcomm claims that the new Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC has been designed to meet consumer needs in the value tier, with a focus on multi-tasking, advanced photography and videography.
The new SoC claims to provide all-day use with fast CPU speeds, sharp photography and videography along with support for reliable connectivity tech like 5G and Wi-Fi. Let’s take a look at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC specifications, features and other details unveiled at the launch.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC: Specifications and Features
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC will power upcoming budget 5G smartphones worldwide. It is a successor to Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC. The new Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC is the first chipset in the Snapdragon 4 series family to be based on a 4nm fabrication process. The SoC has a peak clock speed of 2.2GHz and claims to offer 10 per cent better CPU performance compared to the predecessor.
It also offers support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, which claims to refill up to 50 per cent of the battery in just 15 minutes. The SoC also supports up to 120Hz refresh rate and a Full HD+ resolution for improved clarity and smooth scrolling.
The budget 5G SoC from Qualcomm also claims to capture razor-sharp photos and videos with the help of electronic image stabilisation (EIS) and faster autofocus, which provide blur reduction for clearer images, even with moving subjects. Qualcomm also revealed that Multi-Camera Temporal Filtering (MCTF) is built into the hardware for the first time in a Snapdragon 4-series SoC, providing noise reduction for high-quality videos.
The new SoC also brings new AI enhancements, including an AI-based low-light for crisp, detailed images in dim environments. AI-enhanced background noise removal ensures users are heard clearly on calls and video during work or in a crowded environment.
Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC features support for Snapdragon X61 5G Modem-RF System, claiming to deliver blazing-fast speeds and support for more networks, frequencies, and bandwidths globally. Plus, the support for Wi-Fi 5 provides support for strong connectivity for gaming, streaming and more.
The exact list of smartphones featuring the new Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC is unknown at the moment. Qualcomm, however, did reveal that the SoC will be featured in smartphones from key brands, such as Vivo and Redmi. These devices are likely to be available in various regions in the second half of 2023.