Recently, Qualcomm officially released 3 new mobile processors at the MWC 2018 Shanghai event namely the Snapdragon 632 (SD632), Snapdragon 439 (SD439), and Snapdragon 429 (SD429). As per the specifications, the Snapdragon 632 is aimed for the mid-range smartphone market. Snapdragon 439 and Snapdragon 429 are aimed at the low-end (entry-level) smartphone market. In this post, we are discussing the specifications and the key differences between the newly launched smartphone chipsets by pitting Snapdragon 632 Vs 439 Vs 429.
Snapdragon 623 Specifications
The Snapdragon 632 boasts an eight-core Kryo 250 CPU, with a maximum clock speed of 1.8 GHz. It is built on 14nm process node and integrates Adreno 506 graphics processor (GPU). It integrates Hexagon 546 DSP, X9 LTE baseband, 24MP single camera or 13MP dual camera. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and dual. ISP, FHD+ screen, LPDDR3 memory, Dolby 5.1 sound, USB3.0, etc.
The Snapdragon 429 and the Snapdragon 439 are the next-generation entry-level products, designed for emerging markets such as China, India, etc. The difference between the two specifications is not too big, they are equipped with a 1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs, using 12 nm process node, integrates X6 LTE baseband and Hexagon 536 DSP, both support Bluetooth 5.0 and QC 3.0 fast charge.
The key difference is that the Snapdragon 439 integrates the Adreno 505 GPU, while the Snapdragon 429 integrates the Adreno 504 GPU. The former integrates 8 Cortex-A53 CPUs while the latter houses mere 4 Cortex-A53 CPUs.
Snapdragon 439 supports FHD+ screens, while the latter only supports HD+ screens; the former supports up to 21MP single shots or 8MP dual shots. The latter supports 16MP single shot or 8MP double shot.
Snapdragon 632 Vs 439 Vs 429 Key Takeaways
SD632 will power the mid-range smartphones, while the SD439 and SD429 will power low-end smartphones
Look for these processors as they are the latest in the market
SD632 has better Connectivity, CPU, and GPU than the latter two
As per the research, the upgraded version of Snapdragon 626, the Snapdragon 632 is worth considering, and it is believed to be used in many cost-effective products. The Kryo 250 CPUs, together with the Hexagon DSP can enable entry-level AI applications.
Snapdragon 632 Smartphones
As per Qualcomm, smartphones equipped with Snapdragon 632, Snapdragon 439 and Snapdragon 429 will be released in the second half of this year. More details can be found on the respective product pages for SDM632, SDM439, and SDM429.
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