Qualcomm expands 5G chipset platforms for smartphone OEMs

Qualcomm has introduced four new mobile platforms – Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G, 695 5G, 480 Plus 5G, and 680 4G – to increase performance and capabilities.
Telstra broadbandThese 5G and 4G mobile platforms enable increased performance and capabilities to provide OEMs with additional options to help meet the existing demand.

Smartphone suppliers such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Honor, Motorola, HMD Global (Nokia), among others, will be adopting the latest 5G mobile platforms from Qualcomm. The US-based Qualcomm is the #1 chipset supplier for 5G smartphone makers.

“Mid-range smartphones are expected to be the main driver for accelerating 5G device adoption – especially in emerging regions,” said Deepu John, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.

“These four new additions to our roadmap create significant opportunity for our OEM customers and provides additional options to continue to meet the growing demand for our 5G and 4G mobile platforms.”

The Snapdragon 7-series has grown by 44 percent in the last year alone due to tremendous high-tier demand. In the 6-series, consumer trends are emerging that show mid-tier smartphones will be the main driver for 5G adoption especially in emerging regions.

After less than one year, there have been more than 85 devices announced or in development based on the Snapdragon 480.

Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G Mobile Platform

Snapdragon 778G Plus, a follow-on to Snapdragon 778G with boosted GPU and CPU performance, is designed to deliver cutting-edge mobile gaming and accelerated artificial intelligence (AI) to enable stunning photo and video experiences.

Snapdragon 695 5G Mobile Platform

The Snapdragon 695 5G Mobile Platform delivers truly global 5G with support for both mmWave and sub-6 GHz. This platform features up to 30 percent faster graphics rendering and 15 percent improvement in CPU performance (compared to Snapdragon 690), which enables immersive gaming, high-end capture, and increased productivity.

Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G Mobile Platform

In less than a year, more than 85 devices have been announced or are currently in development based on Snapdragon 480. Building upon that success, Snapdragon 480 Plus will continue to help drive further proliferation of 5G, allowing users access to truly global 5G connectivity and boosted performance to power in-demand productivity and entertainment experiences.

Snapdragon 680 4G Mobile Platform

The Snapdragon 680 4G Mobile Platform, which is built on 6nm process technology, is designed to deliver compelling all-day experiences, including optimized gaming and triple ISP featuring AI-enhanced low light capture technology.

HMD Global

“The Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform has been an instrumental part of HMD Global’s drive to bring high quality, affordable 5G smartphones. Powering devices in our X-series like the life-proof Nokia XR20, and now bringing 5G to our most accessible price point yet with the Nokia G50, the Snapdragon 480 has brought a strong blend of performance and reliability to our users.”


“Qualcomm Technologies continues to deliver advanced solutions across their entire mobile roadmap, and together with HONOR’s commitment to innovate on every mobile platform, has allowed us to deliver the best possible user experiences that our customers deserve,” said Fang Fei, president of product line, HONOR Device.


“With the integration of these new Snapdragon mobile platforms into our upcoming 5G and 4G device portfolio, we are enabled to unleash incredible mobile experiences from faster connectivity to enhanced gaming and imaging experiences,” said Dan Dery, vice president of products, Motorola Mobility.


“The new Snapdragon 695 5G Mobile Platform takes 5G truly global with mmWave and sub-6 in the 6-series, which will deliver high-speed connection enabled smooth experiences in all scenarios,” said Henry Duan, vice president, president of smartphone, OPPO.


“vivo are joining hands with Qualcomm Technologies to fulfill the shared commitment to further 5G proliferation, while addressing the ongoing demand for 4G smartphones,” said Xinlin Luan, general manager of product, vivo.


“We will adopt the Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G and Snapdragon 695 5G Mobile Platforms the deliver smartphones that will enable truly global 5G, enhanced AI, and immersive gaming experiences,” said Chang Cheng, vice president of Xiaomi.