Is 64-bit mobile processors only a marketing gimmick or will it be the future of mobile devices? Well, we don’t know for sure but Qualcomm sure has something interesting for the emerging market – the Snapdragon 410 chipset that is capable of support 64-bit and is targeted at low-end devices. The new processor was announced not too long ago and Qualcomm is expected to be sampled to manufacturers in the first half of 2014 and expected to be in commercial devices in the second half.
Manufactured using 28nm process technology, Snapdragon 410 packs quite a lot of features under its hood including LTE connectivity for all major modes and frequency bands around the world, include support for dual- and triple-SIM, Adreno 306 GPU, 1080p video playback, and up to a 13MP camera. Other features include the usual Qualcomm Technologies’ Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and NFC functionality, and support all major navigation constellations.
“We are excited to bring 4G LTE to highly affordable smartphones at a sub $150 price point with the introduction of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. 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.” — Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Qualcomm Technologies, China.