Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Platform Set to Improve Display Experiences

Qualcomm has unveiled its new mobile platform, Snapdragon 4 Gen 2, which aims to bring high-quality technologies, including advanced display and graphics processing capabilities, to the value tier of the mobile industry, with commercial devices slated to arrive in the second half of 2023.

Source: Qualcomm

The Snapdragon 4 Gen 2, as the first 4nm platform in the 4-series, has an extended battery life and enhanced overall platform efficiency. All that added batter power should help drive the display and the platform does support 120fps FHD+ displays, improving the expectations for display performance in the value segment for mobile devices.

There are also added, and complementary features in the photography and videography capabilities of the platform, with electronic image stabilization and faster autofocus, and the inclusion of multi camera temporal filtering (MCTF) in the hardware represents another first for the 4-series, which should give noise reduction and improved video quality. Additionally, there is also artificial intelligence (AI) enhancements, like an AI-based low-light feature for crisp images in dim environments and AI-enhanced background noise removal.

Redmi and Vivo are among the key OEM brands that will adopt the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 platform in their upcoming devices. More details on commercial availability will be released later in the year.

Number of Cores8
Clock SpeedUp to 2.2 GHz
NameQualcomm Adreno
APIsOpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1, OpenCL 2.0
Cellular Modem-RF
Modem NameQualcomm Snapdragon X61 5G Modem-RF System
Peak Download SpeedUp to 2.5 Gbps
Peak Upload SpeedUp to 900 Gbps
Cellular Modem-RF Specs100 MHz bandwidth (sub-6 GHz)
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth System
NameQualcomm Wi-Fi 5
GenerationWi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5
Spectral Bands2.4 GHz, 4 GHz
Antenna Configuration1×1
Bluetooth Specification VersionBluetooth® 5.1
Location SupportQualcomm Location Suite, Sensor-assisted Positioning
Satellite SystemsQZSS, Galileo, Beidou, GLONASS, NavIC, GPS
AccuracyLane-level, Sidewalk-level
Image Signal Processor (ISP) NameQualcomm Spectra
Image Signal Processor (ISP) TypeImage Signal Processor (ISP)
Image Signal Processor (ISP) NumberDual ISP
Image Signal Processor (ISP) Bit Depth12-bit
Video Playback
ResolutionUp to 1080p @ 60 fps
CodecsH.264 (AVC), VP9, H.265 (HEVC)
Maximum On-Device Display ResolutionFHD+ @ 120 Hz
Pixels1200 x 2520
Qualcomm Aqstic™ technology supportQualcomm Aqstic audio technology, Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec
Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology supportQualcomm aptX suite
Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ technology supportQualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
FeaturesQualcomm Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), Qualcomm Type-1 Hypervisor, Platform Security Foundations, Qualcomm Wireless Edge Services (WES), Premium security features
SpeedUp to 3200 MHz
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Interface TypeUSB-C
Specification VersionUSB 3.2 Gen 1
Process Technology
Process Node4 nm
Part Number(s)SM4450