23 July 2018
The giant US chipsets manufacturer Qualcomm announces three new SoCs aimed to mid to high level mid-rangers. The new chipsets are the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 429, Snapdragon 439 and Snapdragon 632. Both the Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 600 series chipsets are the best selling SoCs lineup from Qualcomm. According to Qualcomm the Snapdragon 400 lineup SoCs are powering more than 2,300 devices whereas the Snapdragon 600 lineup SoCs are running 1,350 devices. This clearly indicates how much the Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 600 lineup is successful.
The newly announced SoCs are meant to bring improved AI support, better performance, enhanced graphics and power efficiency. Last but not the least the SoCs bring support for dual cameras on the mid-rangers. The Snapdragon 429 is the successor of last year's Snapdragon 425 whereas the Snapdragon 439 will successor of Snapdragon 430. Both the new SoCs are built on the FinFET process.
According to Qualcomm, the new SoCs are 25% better in performance as well as it is 25% power efficient. In terms of connectivity, both the SoCs have X6 LTE modem which brings support for Hi-speed data for seamless browsing and video streaming. The entry-level Snapdragon 429 can support either one 16MP camera or two camera sensors of 8MP. The Adreno 504 is on board as GPU which improves the graphics performance by more than 50%. It can support HD+ display panel.
The Octa-core Snapdragon 439 chipset can support Full HD+ display panels. The Adreno 505 will take care of graphics, it improves the graphics quality 20%. The SoC support either a single 21MP sensor or dual 8MP sensors like the Snapdragon 429.
Last but not the least the Snapdragon 632 will be the successor of Snapdragon 626. As GPU the device has Adreno 506. According to Qualcomm, the new SoC is 40% faster than its predecessor. The SoC brings support for a Full HD display panel, a single camera of 24MP or dual sensors of 13MP. It provides support for 4K video recording. For faster data speed the device comes with X9 LTE Modem.
Qualcomm confirms the first commercial devices running on these SoCs will be released in H2 2018. Feel free to share your thoughts regarding the new Octa-core Snapdragon SoCs in the comments section below.