Snapdragon 450 leaked: looks like a 'mini' Snapdragon 625, and that's great news

Snapdragon 450 leaked: looks like a 'mini' Snapdragon 625, and that's great news
It seems that a Snapdragon 450 could be in the works over at Qualcomm. Supposedly, this one will be yet another low-mid-range chipset that will likely make it to a set of upcoming entry-level handsets. All of this has been derived from the leaked specs that indicate quite a lot. Let's see what could be in the cards for this upcoming silicon.

Allegedly referred to as SDM450 internally, the Snapdragon 450 appears to essentially be a toned-down variation of the mid-tier Snapdragon 625 catering to the entry-level niche, and that's excellent news! The Snapdragon 625 is one of the most energy-efficient chips around, enabling phones powered by it to routinely top our battery benchmark test. Provided that the Snapdragon 450 is indeed a "remix" of the SD625, we might expect a new wave of low-end phones that will potentially last way longer on a single charge than the contemporary selection.

The Snapdragon 450 seems to be a 64-bit octa-core ordeal comprising eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at around 2.0GHz - 2.2GHz. The chipset is believed to be based on a 14nm manufacturing process, similar to the Snapdragon 625. Another similarity between the SD450 and the SD625 is the graphics unit - an Adreno 506 GPU, though it might run at 'merely' 600MHz in the upcoming chip whereas the SD625 had it clicking at 650MHz. 

We suppose that the Snapdragon 450 might not have the same X9 LTE modem as the Snapdragon 625, which allows theoretical download speeds of up to 300Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 150Mbps. Qualcomm will likely opt for the X8 LTE modem, which supports up to 300 Mbps DL and 100 Mbps UL, or even the LTE Cat.4 X6 LTE modem that allows for 150 Mbps DL & 75 Mbps UL; these two modems were available in the Snapdragon 435 and 425, respectively.

Below you'll find a table comparing the Snapdragon 625, the Snapdragon 425 and the 435, which will help you put things in perspective more easily. 


Currently, nothing else is known about the Snapdragon 450, but rest assured we'd inform you as soon as new info surfaces.

source: WinFuture.de (original article in German, translated version available here) via @rquandt

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4 Comments

1. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yea but will Oems actually start using the 430? I absolutely adore the 4xx and 6xx series however the sad reality is that Oems still release Snapdragon 410 phones running Android 5, even now in 2017. Google and Qualcomm need to force some kind of restrictions and make sure the latest os and chips are in use.

2. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Xiaomi actually uses the latest 4xx and 6xx series for their entry and mid range phones. This is one reason why they sell so well in that range.

3. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

I'm afraid Qualcomm would suggest that since they would prefer clearing the batches thats already produced. Hmm its sad..!

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Isn't the Nokia 6 running the 435 processor?

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