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Everything to know about the new Snapdragon 429 and 439 chipsets

Qualcomm has announced three new chipsets at MWC, Shanghai yesterday, two in the 400 series and one in the 600 series. All the three processors are released to shorten the gap between the price gap in budget smartphones.

These three processors come with AI features and will be capable for Face unlock implementation and Bokeh effect using a single camera even in the budget phones. Let’s see what Qualcomm has added new to these new chipsets and how it can change the budget to a mid-range section of the smartphones.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 and 429 SoC features


These new chipsets in 400 series from Qualcomm will enable the manufacturers to implement efficient designs to their smartphone. There will be better performance than the current budget series processors in the 400 series. The battery life with these chipsets will be better than before and it will be AI capable. The modem capabilities have also been improved a lot.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 and 429 SoC specifications

Property Snapdragon 439 Snapdragon 429
Modem Snapdragon X6 LTE Snapdragon X6 LTE
CPU 8 x ARM Cortex A53 4 x ARM Cortex A53
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 504
Camera 24MP single, 13+13 dual 16MP single, 8+8 dual
Display resolution FHD+ HD+

Snapdragon 439 and 429 CPU Specifications

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC will feature eight-core CPU our of which are performance cores and four are efficient cores. The maximum frequency will be 1.95GHz and 1.45GHz respectively for both the cluster of cores. The performance increase is up to 25 percent from the previous processor from the series.

The Snapdragon 429 will feature four cores, all of which are performance cores and can be clocked at a maximum frequency of 1.95 GHz. The performance boost is similar to the 439 which is 25 percent than the previous processor from the same series.

Camera specifications

The camera features are also improved both the chipsets support dual camera support with wide angle and real-time bokeh. It is equipped with the cutting edge 3A algorithms; Auto Focus, Auto white balance and Auto exposure. These chipsets also feature machine learning and fast processing of the pictures taken.

More features of the Snapdragon 439 and 429

The processor will support dual 4G LTE and VoLTE, the user is able to select either SIM to access LTE speeds on mobile data. The quality of the voice is ultra HD/ HD on both the SIM cards. It uses a formidably complex dual-IMS technology for improved modem performance.

These processors are AI capable with the support of Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK and Android NN software support. For frameworks, both of them supports Caffe/ Caffe2, TensorFlow/ TensorFlow Lite, and ONNX. Some of the AI capabilities are Face unlock, relighting, smart album, people detection, text translation and more.


The new Snapdragon 429 and 439 chipsets will help manufacturers to provide better performance and battery backup. The budget smartphone will also be able to get the AI features, better camera and improved security. We will see some smartphone equipped with these chipsets possibly in the second half of this year.

Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.View Author posts