With Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm has improved the performance of the processor by up to 25 percent through the octa-core ARM Cortex A53 CPU.
Meanwhile the Adreno 506 GPU provides a 25 percent increase in graphics performance.
Qualcomm has included its X9 LTE Modem in the Snapdragon 450, which is the same modem from the Snapdragon 435. For this year's portfolio, Qualcomm had already unveiled the super efficient and powerful Snapdragon 835 for the flagship series. Shifting to a smaller process and updating some of the core components should make for a serious experience upgrade even over the Snapdragon 435 - though that upgrade will entail a slight wait. The Snapdragon 450 also supports USB 3.0 which is first in its tier to support fast USB data transfer.
Thanks to the new upgrades, the chipset will now be capable of supporting dual 13MP cameras on board while the predecessor could only use 8MP sensors. This means that portrait mode could arrive on mid-range smartphones as well, and real-time Bokeh will allow you to just see exactly how your photo looks before taking the picture. Geely vehicles featuring Snapdragon automotive platforms are expected to be available from 2020 onward, in addition to Geely's connected cars featuring telematics applications already available using Snapdragon LTE modems.
"China is emerging as a source of automotive innovation, not only benefiting Chinese customers but also the rest of the world, by quickly adopting and commercializing leading-edge vehicle technology", said Patrick Little, senior vice president and general manager for automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. 2x20MHz carrier aggregation should result in download speeds of up to 300Mbps and peak upload speeds of 150Mbps. Quick Charge 3.0 works with the Snapdragon 450, and displays with resolution of 1080 x 1920 and lower are supported. The SoC features Qualcomm Technologies' custom 64-bit Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU, Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU and Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 680 DSP Vector eXtension.
Qualcomm has tipped off that the Snapdragon 450 will see its debut release sometime in Q4 2017. The Snapdragon Wear 1200 is shipping today, and devices with this chip will arrive in the market in the last two quarters.