At MWC event in Shanghai, Qualcomm has announced three new processors to its existing 2018 line-up. There is a new Snapdragon 632 processor which will be sitting alongside SD636 in the mid-range segment. The two Snapdragon 400 series SoC – 439 and 429, will strengthen the low-end line-up.
It was only a month ago that Qualcomm officially introduced the Snapdragon 710 SoC, which was aimed at upper mid-range. So far a couple of smartphones including Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and Vivo NEX are announced with this processor. And there are the couple of handsets including Meizu 16 and Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro rumoured to sport the SD710 SoC.
Snapdragon 632 Key features
The latest 600 series chipset from Qualcomm comes with eight Kryo 250 cores setup. Embracing the graphics unit is the Adreno 506, which most of the manufacturers are already familiar with. It will offer support of up to full HD+ resolution display, which makes it easier for companies to implement 18:9 aspect displays in mid-range. With an X9 LTE, it claims to offer improved modem experience.
In terms of camera department, it will support 24MP single and 13MP + 13MP dual cameras setup. It’s up to the manufacturer how they want to utilize this setup. Qualcomm claims that the performance of this SD632 is increased up to 40% compared to older generation. It shall also offer better web browsing, smooth user interface, improved app launch time, and extended battery life.
Snapdragon 439 and 429 Key features
These are aimed at low-end smartphone models to offer improved support for better performance. They are the direct iterative successor to the 435 and 425 processors. But unfortunately, they still pack A53 cores.
The 439 packs eight cores where four are performance and remaining four are efficiency cores. The 429 only has four cores and they all are performance cores. These two now clocks up to 1.95GHz, which overall improves performance up to 25%. Qualcomm hasn’t mentioned the nm process for these processors, but they have quoted that these new SoCs are manufactured under FinFET technology.
2018 is still half left and we may see companies jumping on the new bandwagon of the Qualcomm to introduce a new line of handsets before the year ends.