Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Chipset unveiled: Budget Phones Get a Power Boost

Qualcomm today announced a new generation of its Snapdragon chipsets for affordable smartphones. The Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 represents a refresh in Qualcomm’s portfolio for lower-end devices. According to Qualcomm, the new chipset brings fast CPU speeds, 5G connectivity, and the new potential for an upgraded photo experience in integrated cameras.

As for technical details, the new Qualcomm”s budget SoC brings Kryo CPU, with peak speeds up to 2.2 GHz, which is a slight increase from the previous generation. There’s a significant detail about charging because the new SoC brings support for Quick Charge technology.

As Qualcomm’s engineers state, this will provide a 50 percent charge of the battery in just 15 minutes. No specific battery capacity was given, but even with this provided info, we have insight into how the charging will perform.

The new chipset platform supports FHD+ displays with frame rates up to 120fps. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that every future budget phone will support such displays, but it just gives the opportunity to phone manufacturers to take advantage of it.

Snapdragon 4 Gen 2

Also, Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 allows some camera upgrades. For example,  electronic image stabilization, faster autofocus, and enhanced blur reduction. The new Soc also provides multi-camera temporal filtering (MCTF) for a drastic reduction in noise in video recording. There are also AI-based lighting adjustments for taking photos in low light conditions, as well as an AI-based background noise removal tool.

Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 is processed in a 4nm node, which in start makes it competitive in terms of providing performance and better energy efficiency at the same time.

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Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 availability and specifications

The first devices powered by this chipset should be available at the end of this year.

The full list of specifications follows below:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 (SM4450)
    • Kryo CPU
    • 64-bit architecture
    • 2 performance cores, up to 2.2 GHz
    • 6 efficiency cores, up to 2 GHz



    • Adreno GPU
    • Vulkan 1.1
    • OpenGL ES 3.2
    • OpenCL 2.0
    • Hardware-accelerated H.265 and VP9 decoder



Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Display support
    • FHD+ @ 120 Hz
    • HD+ (900 x 1600 @ 120 Hz)



    • LP-DDR5x memory up to 3200 MHz
    • LP-DDR4x memory up to 2133 MHz



    • Dual 12-bit Spectra ISPs
    • Up to 108MP photo capture
        • Up to 16MP + 16MP dual camera with 30 FPS Zero Shutter Lag
        • Up to 32MP single camera with 30 FPS Zero Shutter Lag
        • Up to 108MP photo capture
        • 1080p single video capture @ 60 FPS
        • 1080p dual video capture @ 30 FPS
        • Slow-motion video capture 720p @ 120 FPS




Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Modem
    • Snapdragon X61 5G Modem



    • Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+



  • Location: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Calileo, NavIC, QZSS
  • Wi-Fi 5: 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • Bluetooth: Version: 5.1
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