Qualcomm finally outs a refresh to their mid-tier mobile platforms. Due to its value-oriented nature, these chipsets are best-sellers. Hence, they obviously put a lot of work on these new ones. Which is a big win for the consumers
The company launches the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, 439, and 632. Which, as the company said, will sport better performance, battery life, efficient design, improved graphics performance, and of course, accelerated AI capabilities.
With that, we can expect the low-end and entry-level smartphones of the future to have midrange-like performance.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 is made from a 12nm FinFET process, has a 1.95GHz 4x Cortex-A53 processor and will come with an Adreno 504 graphics. It also has Quick Charge 3.0 support, and can manage 16-megapixel or two 8-megapixel cameras.
The Snapdragon 429 can support screens of up to HD+ resolution and has fast WiFi 802.11 ac.
On the other hand, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 was built on the same 12nm FinFET process. However, the core count has been bumped up to 8x Cortex -A53 CPU — which is still at 1.95GHz.
The GPU has also been upgraded to an Adreno 505, has better camera support at 21-megapixel or dual 8-megapixel shooters, and can handle up to an FHD+ screen. A Quick Charge 3.0 support built right in.
Lastly, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632. Unlike the first two, the 632 will come from a 14nm FinFET process. It has an 8x Kiro 250 CPU, clocked at 1.8GHz. While handling graphics-intensive tasks is an Adreno 506 GPU.
The camera resolution support was also boosted to 24-megapixel or dual 13-megapixel sensors. It can shoot crispy 4K videos at 30fps, or smooth 60fps clips at 1080p resolution.
There are the fast 300Mbps and 100Mbps LTE downloads and uploads, respectively. While the first two chipsets are capped at 150Mbps download and 75Mbps upload.
The Snapdragon 632 can handle up to FHD+ screens and has WiFi 802.11 ac. Although it appears that it wouldn’t have Quick Charge support, so we’ll just leave it to the OEMs to come up with their own.
The company said that you’d start to see Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, 439, and 632 devices by the second half of this year. Hence, expect to see more powerful budget-friendly devices before the year ends.