Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 specifications: new Qualcomm midrange processors

Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429

The new 632 chip from Qualcomm is positioned as the successor to the 630. It is the first time that the company brings to the mid-range its largest cores, the Kryo. Within this Snapdragon 632 we find 8 Kryo 250 cores, a cluster of 4 + 4, which are capable of operating at a speed of 1.8 GHz. In this SoC we find the Adreno 506 GPU and we can connect a 24 MP camera or a double camera of 13 MP each using ISP. The maximum screen resolution will be FHD +.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 and 429 are the direct successors of the 435 and 425. In the 439 we found a cluster that joins four Cortex A53 cores at 1.95 GHz with four Cortex A53 cores at 1.45 GHz and an Adreno 505 GPU, we can use 21 MP or double sensor sensors of 8 MP each. For its part, the 429 has only four Cortex A53 cores at 1.95 GHz and a Adreno 504 GPU, we can connect sensors of 16 MP or double sensor of 8 MP each.

One of the novelties of these SoC is that they are manufactured in the node FinFET, making it clear that the company has completed the implementation of the use of this type of transistors in the production of chips for smartphones. The company has not shared whether these chips are produced in node 14LPP or node 16FF.

These new processors are compatible via software between them and between 626, 625 and 450. Likewise, the 632 is compatible via pins with the 626, 625 and 450, the chip 439 and 429 are compatible. By having this compatibility via software, the company manages to accelerate the process of updating OEMs. Being the 632 compatible with previous chips, we may see quite better due to the new processor Kryo cores.

It is expected that these new mid-range chips will begin to be used in devices that reach the market in the second half of 2018, so there is little left for smartphones with these SoCs to appear on the market.