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Qualcomm introduces the 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor for budget smartphones

The new chip is the company's first 64-bit processor, offers 4G LTE support and first devices using it are expected for the second half of 2014.

Qualcomm unveiled the 4K video-capable, high-end Snapdragon 805 processor less than a month ago and now the chipmaker is back with a 64-bit chip called Snapdragon 410. This time the processor will target cheaper devices, despite the fact it comes with some premium features, such as NFC and 4G LTE.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 is the first 64-bit processor coming from the American semiconductor company and is manufactured using the 28-nm process technology. The features list of this new chip includes the following highlights:

  • Adreno 306 GPU with 1080p video playback capabilities
  • Camera support for up to 13 MP
  • Dual and Triple SIM support
  • 4G LTE and 3G connectivity for all major bands and modes across the world
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, FM and NFC, as well as GPS, GLONASS and support for the new BeiDou Chinese satellite navigation system
  • Android, Windows Phone and Firefox support

Detailed information on pricing is not available yet but according to Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm Technologies China, the Snapdragon 410 will bring 4G LTE "to highly affordable smartphones at a sub $150 (~ 1,000 RMB) price point," being "the first of many 64-bit capable processors as Qualcomm Technologies helps lead the transition of the mobile ecosystem to 64-bit processing."

The new processor will begin sampling in the first half of 2014 and first devices using it are expected to arrive in the second half of the same year.

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Codrut Nistor, 2013-12-10 (Update: 2014-02-24)