Qualcomm expands Snapdragon platforms aiming mass markets

Qualcomm for 5GChipset major Qualcomm Technologies announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 mobile platforms targeting mass markets such as Africa, Latin America, India and China.

The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon platforms will offer higher performance, better battery life, more efficient designs, impressive graphics and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities into the highest-selling Snapdragon tiers.

“The introduction of Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 builds off Qualcomm Technologies’ highest-selling mobile platforms and provides users with increased performance and power efficiency, superior graphics, AI capabilities and enhanced connectivity features,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.

Global OEMs have already announced more than 1,350 devices based on Snapdragon 600-tier mobile platforms and more than 2,300 devices based on Snapdragon 400-tier mobile platforms.

Snapdragon 632 — built on FinFET process technology — promises up to 40 percent higher performance thanks to the combination of the Qualcomm Kryo 250 CPU and Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU.

Snapdragon 632 includes the X9 LTE modem, which supports LTE Advanced technologies like carrier aggregation.

Snapdragon 439 and 429 mobile platforms – also built with FinFET process technology – will improve CPU performance and power efficiency by up to 25 percent. Snapdragon 439 is equipped with an octa-core CPU and includes Adreno 505 GPU with up to 20 percent faster graphics rendering.

Snapdragon 429 scales to an Adreno 504 GPU, for up to 50 percent improvement in graphics rendering.

OEMs are expected to launch commercial smartphones based on Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 in the second half of this year.