Qualcomm announced a new chip for budget smartphones Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 (SM4450). Along with a reduced 4-nanometer process, it received a number of improvements in communication, memory, and cameras.

Thanks to the Snapdragon X61 modem, the chip supports 5G 3GPP Release 16, which will improve energy saving, communication quality, and location accuracy. The modem also supports 4×4 MIMO and will be able to provide a maximum download speed of up to 2.5 Gbit/s, as well as 900 Mbit/s data transfer.

At the same time, the connection to the local network does not support Wi-Fi faster than ac. Work with wireless accessories will be provided by Bluetooth 5.1.

The new chip received two performance cores with a frequency of up to 2.2 GHz and six efficiency ones at 2 GHz. They show a 10 percent increase in performance compared to the previous model. There is currently no information about the graphics accelerator, but the chip supports the same screen resolution in Full HD+ and an image refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 received support for LPDDR5x RAM and UFS 3.1 standard drives, which in general will significantly speed up the operation of smartphones of this class.

And now such a processor has support for not three, but two ISPs, although it will now be able to process images with MCTF (Multi-Camera Temporal Filtering), which should better handle digital noise in the video. At the same time, the chip can work with sensors with a resolution of up to 108 MP, record Full HD video at 60 FPS, and slow-motion videos in HD at 120 FPS. And now supports digital image stabilization. 

Like its predecessor, it also supports Quick Charge 4+. According to the manufacturer, this should provide up to 50% battery charge in 15 minutes (although it is not specified under what conditions).

The first smartphones with new processors should be Redmi and vivo, and they will appear as soon as this year.