At MWC (Mobile World Congress) Shanghai 2018, Qualcomm announced three new budget friendly mobile chipset platforms—the Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429. They acclaim these processors bring higher performance, longer battery life, impressive graphics and new artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.
The new entries include the Snapdragon 429, 439 and 632, which supersede the Snapdragon 425, 430 and 626 respectively. Qualcomm expect commercial devices based on these latest Snapdragon processors to launch in the second half of this year.
All the new mobile platforms support Bluetooth 5.0 and they all support Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
The new Snapdragon 632 promises to bring popular mobile experiences that include mainstream gaming, 4K video capture, artificial intelligence, and faster LTE speeds — at an affordable price. It claims to boost up the performance by 40 percent. They build the 632 mobile platform on the combination of the Qualcomm Kryo 250 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU.
The chipset can handle either a 24MP single-camera or dual cameras at 13MP each, and can handle display resolutions of up to FHD+.
It also includes the X9 LTE modem, which supports LTE advanced technologies like carrier aggregation for faster cellular speeds.
Snapdragon 439 and 429
The new Snapdragon 439 and 429 mobile platforms supposedly improve the overall CPU performance and power efficiency by up to 25 percent. They build both on Cortex A53 cores with clock speeds of up to 1.95GHz. The SD 429 promises to offer 50 percent improvement in graphics rendering with the Adreno 504 GPU while the SD 439 offers 20 percent faster graphics with the Adreno 505 GPU.
And for the cameras, the SD 439 supports a 21MP single-camera and 8MP+8MP dual cameras along with the FHD+ display, while the SD 429 offers the same dual cameras support as the 439 SOC but supports a single camera of 16MP. And, the SD 429 supports HD+ display.
Both the mobile platforms feature the X6 LTE modem that is supposed to give faster downloads, smooth video streams, and near seamless web browsing. Both chipsets have AI capabilities that promise to enhance the camera, voice, and security experience.
Qualcomm has revealed that there are over 1350 devices that are currently based on Snapdragon 600-tier platforms and over 2300 devices based on Snapdragon 400-tier mobile platforms.