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Qualcomm confirms 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor for budget smartphones

Snapdragon 410 is firm's first 64-bit processor but is aimed at entry level devices

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 410 is its first 64-bit processor for smartphones and tablets.

With the iPhone 5S holding the title of first 64-bit smartphone, it wasn't going to be long before others followed suit. Now major chip maker Qualcomm has confirmed its 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor.

The product number may cause some confusion as it's lower than the current Snapdragon 600 and 800 chips, but the 410 is actually aimed at budget smartphones in emerging markets.
A major feature is integrated 3G and 4G LTE with multiband and multimode support which it is aiming mainly at China. Qualcomm said it aims to bring the latter to its entire Snapdragon range of processors.

Qualcomm said: "By offering 4G LTE variants to its entry level smartphone lineup, Qualcomm Technologies ensures that emerging regions are equipped for this transition while also having every major 2G and 3G technology available to them."

"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," 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."

The Snapdragon 410 is manufactured using a 28nm process and features an Adreno 306 GPU. Qualcomm said the chipset can handle up to 1080p video playback and up to a 13Mp camera, plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, GPS, GLONASS and China's new BeiDou.

The chip also supports major operating systems including Android, Windows Phone and Firefox OS.

Qualcomm said the Snapdragon 410 will be available for sampling in the first half of 2014 and will appear in devices commercially in the second half of the year.

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