高通技术公司周一宣布了一种新的移动处理器，预计将掀起一波以经济价格出售的5G智能手机。 高通公司总裁克里斯蒂亚诺·R·阿蒙（Cristiano R.Amon）于9月在推特上预测，配备Snapdragon 480 5G移动平台的手机价格将在125美元至250美元之间。 科技公司Technalysis Research的创始人兼首席分析师Bob O'Donnell解释说：“ 400系列是为进入美国以外的低价市场（中国，印度）的手机而设计的。加利福尼亚福斯特市的市场研究和咨询公司。 他告诉TechNewsWorld：“这使这些手机的供应商能够将5G带给他们的客户。” “例如，在中国，存在大量5G的地方，这很重要。” 他说：“这是将5G推向世界。” 高通公司产品管理副总裁Kedar Kondap在一份声明中表示，480在以可承受的价格提供高中层功能时将超过OEM和消费者的期望。该平台的功能包括： 支持5G频谱的mmWave和Sub-6 GHz频段； 与上一代芯片相比，CPU和GPU性能提高了100％，人工智能性能提高了70％； 包含Quick Charge 4+技术； 支持一次在超广角，广角和远摄摄像机中捕获静止图像，或者同时通过这些摄像机捕获三个720p视频；和 支持120fps FHD +显示屏和Qualcomm aptX音频。 Moor Insights＆Strategy的高级分析师Anshel Sag告诉TechNewsWorld：“工艺节点现在也只有8纳米，而11纳米却转化为更小，更高效的芯片。” Reticle Research的首席分析师罗斯·鲁宾（Ross Rubin）补充说：“包括快速充电是一个不错的功能，因为5G在电池使用方面更具侵略性，因此能够更快地为手机充电是很高兴的，特别是因为低端手机的电池较小。” 但是，他质疑性能改进对用户有多明显。他对TechNewsWorld表示：“在吞吐量方面，您不会看到昼夜差异，特别是在6 GHz以下的频谱上，但是随着时间的推移，在一两年内，随着运营商优化网络，您会看到进步。 。” 不过，索利斯认为，基于480的手机的性能不会让大多数消费者失望。 他说：“性能应该看起来不错。” “它不会像700或800系列电话那样灵巧-仅因为它是5G电话并不意味着整个电话都将变得功能强大-但对于大多数人使用电话的方式而言，很好。”
原文：A new mobile processor announced by Qualcomm Technologies Monday is expected to spawn a wave of economically priced 5G smartphones.
Phones with the Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform will be in the $125 to $250 price range, Qualcomm President Cristiano R. Amon predicted on Twitter in September.
"The 400 series is designed for phones that go into low-priced markets outside the U.S. -- China, India, places where price sensitivity is a bigger issue," explained Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst with Technalysis Research, a technology market research and consulting firm in Foster City, Calif.
"This gives vendors of those phones the ability to bring 5G to their customers," he told TechNewsWorld. "In China, for example, where there's a huge amount of 5G, it's a big deal."
"This is about bringing 5G to the world," he said.
Kedar Kondap, vice president for product management at Qualcomm maintained in a statement that the 480 will exceed OEM and consumer expectations in delivering high- and mid-tier features at an affordable price. The platform's capabilities include:
· Support of both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz bands of the 5G spectrum;
· Improved CPU and GPU performance over the previous generation of the chip of 100 percent, and 70 percent improvement in AI performance;
· Inclusion of Quick Charge 4+ technology;
· Support for capturing a still image in ultrawide, wide and telephoto cameras all at once or three 720p videos through those cameras simultaneously; and
· Support for 120fps FHD+ displays and Qualcomm aptX audio.
"The process node is also now eight nanometers versus eleven nanometers which translates to an even smaller and more efficient chip," Anshel Sag, a senior analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy, told TechNewsWorld.
"The inclusion of Fast Charge is a nice feature," added Ross Rubin, the principal analyst at Reticle Research, "because 5G is a bit more aggressive in battery usage so it's nice to be able to top off the phone more quickly, especially since low-end phones have smaller batteries."
However, he questioned how noticeable the performance improvements would be to users. "You won't see night and day difference in terms of throughput, particularly on the Sub-6 GHz spectrum," he told TechNewsWorld, "but over time, in a year or two, you will see improvements as the carriers optimize their networks."
Solis, though, believes the performance of phones based on the 480 won't disappoint most consumers.
"The performance should appear pretty good," he said. "It's not going to be as snappy as a 700 or 800 series phone -- just because it's a 5G phone doesn't mean the whole phone is going to be super powerful -- but for most of the ways that people use their phones, it's going to be fine."
原文作者：John P. Mello Jr.