Apple paved a new way with the introduction of 64-bit processor for their new iPhone 5S. Following their foot-steps, several chip makers announced their plan on the 64-bit architecture. Samsung is also reported to be working on the new buzz, but now it seems like that Qualcomm has beaten them. Just after Apple, Qualcomm has introduced a new 64-bit processor dubbed as Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 for the emerging markets.
Snapdragon 410 is a low-cost processor designed for phones under $150, but still managed to make a feature rich pack inside. It offers support for high speed LTE and delivers improved graphics.
“We are excited to bring 4G LTE to highly affordable smartphones at a sub $150 price point with the introduction of Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor,” said Jeff Lorbeck, Senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer at Qualcomm Technologies China. ” The Snapdragon 410 chipset will also be the first of many 64-bit capable processors as Qualcomm Technologies helps lead the transition of the mobile ecosystem to 64-bit processing,” he added.
The Snapdragon 410 is based on the 28nm process, and offers support for both dual and triple SIM card slots. The processor supports 1080p video playback and up to 13 megapixel camera, NFC,Wi-Fi, GPS FM Radio etc. It houses Adreno 306 GPU, which means that those budget devices can also get the descend gaming experience.
Qualcomm expects to begin sampling in the first half of next year, and the devices with Snapdragon 410 will make their market entry by the second half of 2014
Via : Qualcomm