Qualcomm Unveils Three New Processors for Mid-Range Smartphones With Dual 4G Support

Largest chipmaker Qualcomm, today announced three new Mobile Platforms- Snapdragon 632, Snapdragon 439 and the Snapdragon 429 as upgrades to the Snapdragon 626, Snapdragon 435 and the Snapdragon 425/427 mobile processors. The new Snapdragon 632 is claimed to be 40% faster than the Snapdragon 626 because it features Qualcomm’s custom Kryo 250 CPU cores. And the Snapdragon 439 and Snapdragon 429 SoCs are said to be 25% faster than their predecessors. Qualcomm confirmed that the new platforms would be available for device manufacturers in the second half of 2018.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Mobile Platform
The all-new Snapdragon 632 SoC brings some of the trending features to the lower mid-range smartphones including mainstream gaming, 4K video recording, artificial intelligence and faster LTE speeds. Qualcomm says the chipset is built on 14nm advanced FinFET process technology and it delivers 40% better performance than the Snapdragon 626 SoC, which was unveiled at the start of 2017.

The Snapdragon 632 SoC has custom Kryo 250 CPU cores, and the GPU is still the same- Adreno 506. The chipset comes with a maximum clock speed of 1.8GHz. The SoC is capable of handling a single 24MP rear camera or dual cameras of 13MP each and the supports 18:9 displays with Full HD+ resolution. This SoC also comes with Snapdragon X9 LTE modem, which supports LTE Advanced technologies like Carrier Aggregation. This chipset also offers dual 4G/dual VoLTE functionality.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 and 429 Mobile Platforms
Coming to the all-new budget chipsets, they’re said to improve performance by 25% over their predecessors. Qualcomm has added the X6 LTE modem inside both the processors, which is the same one it used on the Snapdragon 430 and 435. This LTE modem is capable of delivering 75 Mbps downlink and 75 Mbps uplink speeds. Both the chipsets support dual 4G/dual VoLTE functionality to take on the recently launched chipsets from MediaTek. Both the chipsets are built on 12nm FinFET technology, meaning they’ll have excellent power-saving capabilities.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 is equipped with an octa-core CPU and includes the Adreno 505 GPU with up to 20% faster graphics rendering. The Snapdragon 429 scales to an Adreno 504 GPU, for up to a whopping 50% improvement in graphics rendering.

Furthermore, the Snapdragon 439 offers support for 21MP single-camera and 8MP+8MP dual-cameras along with support for Full HD+ display, while the Snapdragon 429 includes support for 16MP single-camera and 8MP+8MP dual-cameras with the HD+ display.

Reported By

Leave a Reply

40 Comments on "Qualcomm Unveils Three New Processors for Mid-Range Smartphones With Dual 4G Support"


Sort by:   newest | oldest
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 27, 2018 2:51 pm 2:51 PM

I hope Xiaomi Redmi 6A comes with snapdragon 439 and Xiaomi Redmi 6 comes witn snapdragon 460.No place for mediatek please.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
June 27, 2018 4:49 pm 4:49 PM

Redmi 6A will either have SD429 or MTK A22…
Although it might be A22, since it will be cheaper with similar features…

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 27, 2018 6:43 pm 6:43 PM

Snapdragon 460 released?

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
June 27, 2018 8:07 pm 8:07 PM

Not yet!!!
Don’t even know if it’s a voprware…
But the rumor suggests custom Kryo cores based on A55,which I think will be bomb and re-define mid-rangers…

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 27, 2018 9:04 pm 9:04 PM

Waiting actually for Mi 8SE.I hope it’s launched at 20000-22000 respectively.India don’t need Mi 8 to be honest.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
June 28, 2018 4:50 am 4:50 AM

Mi8 SE or Mi Max 3…
Both willl be successful in Indian market…

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 28, 2018 3:03 pm 3:03 PM

But I hate damn notch. I hope it’s priced at 22000 RS.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 27, 2018 6:43 pm 6:43 PM

I won’t mind 6000/7000 price.Snapdragon is better in my opinion for custom roms development.

Priyansh Singh
June 27, 2018 5:55 pm 5:55 PM

Why Qualcomm didn’t go for 12 nm Architecture (in SD 632)??

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
June 27, 2018 8:08 pm 8:08 PM

Net cost effectiveness would be less and would reduce the overall profit margin, I think they are trying out 12nm architecture with SD429 &SD439…

Priyansh Singh
June 28, 2018 7:14 am 7:14 AM

Well at least the Article mentions it.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 27, 2018 2:49 pm 2:49 PM

I hope to see this in Tenor/Moto and next year Nokia android Devices Under 15000Rs.

June 27, 2018 9:47 am 9:47 AM

That means these chips are ideal for masses. Good!! Use these in Android One, small screened = 5 inch screen within 68mm width for men & 4.5 inch screen within 63mm width for women – both possible with 18:9 ratio – AND we have ergonomic one-hand operational devices. IDEAL !!

Sunny | Lucknow
June 27, 2018 8:18 pm 8:18 PM

Lots of offended folks here. Looks like the Getting Offended Easily disease is spreading fast from the West, lol. Not sure why you’re getting the hate. Merely mentioning genders shouldn’t be offensive. We are yet to read a female’s opinion on this. In general women have smaller hands, that’s biology. People sometimes bear some discomfort because they like bigger screens. By the way, how many macho men using rose gold or pink phones here? 😛

Priyansh Singh
June 28, 2018 7:12 am 7:12 AM

Pink is my Favourite Colour and I had bought a Xiaomi Mi A1 for myself though my Mom asked it so gave her to use. Within a month she surrendered because of the Huge Screen Size and now I’m thinking to buy an Infinix Device for her though she is using Samsung J2 for now.

Sunny | Lucknow
June 28, 2018 1:19 pm 1:19 PM

Good. No shame in being touch with your inner femininity. No one is a hundred percent masculine or a hundred percent feminine. Pink is a lovely color. Pro tip for guys, if you want to be a hit with the ladies then wear pink 😀

Priyansh Singh
June 29, 2018 12:07 am 12:07 AM

I think you’re using your Pro Tip very Well that’s why you know this. You know what you’re absolutely MAD. Associating a Colour with any Specific Gender is an utter Blunder that you could’ve done. Alas mate, narcissism is what’s driving you.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
June 28, 2018 4:41 pm 4:41 PM

How come a color be linked to inner femininity? Please decode this science for me too…

Sunny | Lucknow
June 28, 2018 11:29 pm 11:29 PM

Arre have haven’t you seen it all around you? Pink for girls blue for boys? Obviously there’s no basis for this but that’s what people have come to believe.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
June 29, 2018 12:55 am 12:55 AM

Then please stop believing in BS…
It’s pretty much non-sense…

Priyansh Singh
June 29, 2018 12:10 am 12:10 AM

People believe what they’re made to Believe. Be a Leader not a Follower (though last line doesn’t relates a bit to the Topic but still). At least not everyone follows the Crowd.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 28, 2018 3:04 pm 3:04 PM

Lol never worked for me though. Blue and black works superfine for me.

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
June 27, 2018 9:21 pm 9:21 PM

When you stand next to Western white European women, you will see how big even their small tiny women are next to our macho men 😛

Sunny | Lucknow
June 28, 2018 1:24 pm 1:24 PM

Yes thats true GG. But I meant there’s already a lot of segregation in products. Like personal care and beauty products are blatantly differentiated for women and for men despite the fact that one product can easily work for both.

Anyway, if we keep using large phones then evolution will probably ensure that 10 inch phones become too small for our evolved hands, lol.

June 28, 2018 12:54 pm 12:54 PM

@GG Are Eastern White European women different? How about Western black European women? If what he peddled is bs, what’s yours? An emoticon at the end will fix all the racist banter preceding it?

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
June 28, 2018 4:44 pm 4:44 PM

It ain’t racist, I guess…
He was just indicating that native Europeans, who are white are quite taller than most Asians…
It’s a fact; the German people who came to our clg under student exchange program were quite taller than me and my height is considered above avg in India..

Priyansh Singh
June 29, 2018 12:02 am 12:02 AM

Dr. Sahab no need to give Explanation to Monki. Usse har cheejh mein kumi dhikh hi jaati hai..Aise hi log External Examiner kehlaate hain!! *Emoticon* :p

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
June 29, 2018 1:45 pm 1:45 PM

I can relate that, brother!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 27, 2018 9:05 pm 9:05 PM


Girish Gowda | bengaLuru
June 27, 2018 5:59 pm 5:59 PM

My mom prefers big screen phones while my dad prefers smaller screen phones. Stop peddling your bs.

Priyansh Singh
June 27, 2018 5:57 pm 5:57 PM

Though I prefer a phone with 5″ but this doesn’t mean everybody does so. At least Dr. Bansal doesn’t. Moreover, classifying the preferences on the basis of Sex is highly Unacceptable. Sorry to say but you’ve missed the Bus this time mate.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
June 27, 2018 8:10 pm 8:10 PM

Yeah, even the tab am using is 12 inch one… I need bigger screens, and have seen most women have big-screen smartphones, since they can easily keep them in their handbags…

June 27, 2018 12:41 pm 12:41 PM

What a sexist. A lot of people still want smaller phones. And you’re here explaining only woman want smaller phones.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
June 27, 2018 11:37 am 11:37 AM

Everybody’s different. So, there’s no need of segregating phones into ones for men and women. Manufacturers should just make screen sizes from 5.5 to 6 inches 18:9. Let whoever wants that size take it.

June 27, 2018 12:53 pm 12:53 PM

Its a sure-footed recommendation because several users are wondering why the devices need to be handled with two hands which is why ergonomics should outweigh screen size in my opinion with the help of 18:9 ratio. E.g.: Latest LG Q7+ is good ergonomic phone for men. On an average, women prefer smaller sized devices. They are just not being surveyed correctly.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
June 27, 2018 2:33 pm 2:33 PM

I know some girls who actually like really large phones(She has A9 Pro), and some who prefer a compact phone. (That girl prefered S8 over S8 plus). So everyone has a choice on what they want. Currently, 6 inch 18:9 without bezels is almost the same size as a 5.5 inch 16:9 screen with bezels, but you’re getting more screen eventually. So I don’t see the point of screen sizes less than 6 inches as you can hold it with one hand, and use the other for swiping on the screen.

Kaushik IMA
June 28, 2018 10:30 am 10:30 AM

Kiran Jee it appears you know a lot of girls. 😛

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 28, 2018 3:06 pm 3:06 PM

Goa effect.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 28, 2018 3:05 pm 3:05 PM


Priyansh Singh
June 27, 2018 6:11 pm 6:11 PM

According to me (I’ve neither done any Survey nor I’ve interacted with any of the Sample) women prefer Big Screen Phones. The reason why I say this because I’ve seen plenty of Women using the iPhones more than the Men. So if it would’ve been so cumbersome then why would they be using it in abundance.

I’ve my own reasons to not vouch for more the 5″ but that doesn’t mean everyone will follow the trail. Need not discriminate on the basis of Sexes.