After introducing the Snapdragon 710 SoC for upper mid-range phones, Qualcomm has today introduced Snapdragon 632, Snapdragon 439 and Snapdragon 429 mobile platforms that will be seen in forthcoming mid-range and low-budget phones. The Snapdragon 600 and 400 series of chipsets are immensely popular as they power over 3,650 commercial devices till date. Hence, the U.S. based chipset maker has announced the Snapdragon 632, 439 and 432 SoCs.
The 14nm Snapdragon 632 mobile platform includes an octa-core processor that comprises of quad Kryo 250 performance cores that clock at 1.8 GHz and quad Kryo 250 efficiency cores that work at 1.8 GHz. The SD632 promises 40 percent better performance over the Snapdragon 626. Includes Adreno 605 graphics and X9 LTE modem. It is enabled with support for FHD+ displays. It supports a single camera of 24-megpaixel or a pair of 13-megapixel sensors. Smartphones powered by Snapdragon 632 can support camera features such as real-time bokeh, wide-angle photo shooting and 4K video capturing. The SD632 also offers its users with dual 4G VoLTE.
Designed for low-end phones, the Snapdragon 439 is a 12nm chipset that include quad cores of Cortex A53 that clocks at 1.9 GHz and quad cores of Cortex A53 that functions at 1.45 GHz. The SoC also includes Adreno 505 graphics and X6 LTE modem. Its other features are dual 4G VoLTE, up to 21-megapixel single camera, up to 8-megapixel dual camera and support for FHD+ displays. The Snapdragon 439 can deliver 25 percent better performance than Snapdragon 430.
The Snapdragon 429 is a 12nm SoC which includes a quad-core Cortex A53 processor that produces a clocking speed of 1.95 GHz. The Adreno 504 graphics and X6 LTE modem are present inside the modest SD429 SoC. It is enabled with support for HD+ display. The other features of this chipset are dual 4G VoLTE, up to 16-megapixel single camera and up to 8-megapixel dual camera. The Snapdragon 429 can perform 25 percent better than Snapdragon 425.
The Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 mobile platforms are all equipped with multiple security solutions and also carry support mobile payments, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS). Also, the new chipsets are designed to consume less power and offer efficient battery performance. Smartphones powered by Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 are expected to debut in the second half of the year. Recently, popular tipster Roland Quandt had claimed that forthcoming Android Go devices will be powered by Snapdragon 439 and 429 chipsets.