Qualcomm announced a new Snapdragon 410 processor with 64-bit support for next year’s mid range devices.
Qualcomm the developer of Snapdragon processor announced on Monday a new snapdragon 410 processor. This new processor is said to be suited for midrange devices and is 64-bit compatible. It is the successor of snapdragon 400 processor and will be manufactures with 28 nm process technology.
This chipset will bring 4G LTE connectivity to masses. It comes with Adreno 306 GPU that is included in the new SoC. It supports 1080p video playback with supports up to 13MP camera units. Built on 28 nm technology the chip will bring 4G, 3G and GSM support for all frequencies and operating modes and support for dual and triple SIM use in the device. This chip brings 4G to the budget-friendly devices in future as quoted below:
“We are excited to bring 4G LTE to highly affordable smartphones at a sub $150 ( ̴ 1,000 RMB) price point with the introduction of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor,” said Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president and chief operating officer, 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.”
This chip is compatible with Android and many other mobile operating systems including Windows Phone and firefox. The Snapdragon 410 comprises of ARM Cortex A-53 CPU and MSM9x25 communication modem.The Cortex-A53 is a successor of Cortex-A7 processor and is supposed to be quite power efficient. The Cortex-A53 is a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor based on ARMv8 instructions set to support 64-bit architecture.Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
It also supports some connectivity features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, FM and GPS/ GLONASS. Qualcomm had recently unveiled its Snapdragon 800 SoC for high-end devices and now with Snapdragon 410, the company is aiming at affordable devices under $150 (approx Rs. 9,000).
The samples of this chip are expected to arrive in the first half of next year to the manufacturers for testing purposes and will make its way to Smartphone and tablets in second half of the year.