Qualcomm is reportedly working on a new chipset dubbed the Snapdragon 450 that could bring the efficiency of the Snapdragon 625 platform to the Snapdragon 400 platform. According to Winfuture.de, Qualcomm could soon introduce the Snapdragon 450 as an alternative to the recently introduced Snapdragon 630 processor. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 series is based on the 14nm architecture making it more power efficient than the Snapdragon 400 series, which is based on the 28nm architecture. With the new architecture, the new budget chipset could bring improved efficiency to the budget smartphone segment.
The report details that the Snapdragon 450 will feature a GPU clocked at 600MHz and could be an underclocked version of the Adreno 506 GPU found in the Snapdragon 625. With that configuration, Snapdragon 450 could become a power efficient chipset that also delivers improved graphics performance as compared to earlier 400 series chipsets.
Qualcomm recently announced the Snapdragon 660 and 630 platforms for mid-range smartphones. The company is also reportedly working on an updated version of the Snapdragon 835, which could debut with the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.