Qualcomm launches new mid-range smartphone chips

Qualcomm has introduced three new mid-range smartphone chips: the Snapdragon 632, 439, and 429.

The company said its new chips are engineered to offer higher performance, better battery life, more efficient designs, great graphics, and artificial intelligence capabilities into the best-selling Snapdragon tiers.

“Qualcomm continues to bring more premium technology advancements to lower Snapdragon tiers, which is helping to transform the mass-market consumer experience,” said the company.

The Snapdragon 632 will offer mainstream gaming, 4K video capture, AI, and fast LTE speeds for an affordable price, said Qualcomm.

It will be built on advanced FinFET process technology, and comprises a Qualcomm Kryo 250 CPU and Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU.

The Snapdragon 439 and 429 will be equipped with AI capabilities to enhance the camera, voice, and security experience, added Qualcomm.

Also built with FinFET process technology, the Snapdragon 439 and 429 will feature an X6 LTE modem.

The Snapdragon 439 then features an octa-core CPU and Adreno 505 GPU, while the Snapdragon 429 will use an Adreno 504 GPU.

Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 632, 439, and 429 platforms are expected to launch in the second half of the year, said Qualcomm.

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