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Qualcomm Intros Snapdragon 410, Features 64-bit Architecture and LTE for Emerging Markets

Once Apple announced its 64-bit processor in the new iPhone 5S, it was merely a matter of time until other chip makers started to drop updated silicon with the hip new buzz word. We have been reporting on Samsung’s progress towards release of its 64-bit chips, but it appears that Qualcomm has beat them to the punch. Although, you might be surprised at what devices you are likely to find the new Snapdragon 410 inside of, which features the new architecture. 

According to Qualcomm, who announced the new chip this afternoon, the Snapdragon 410 is a low-cost processor that will be placed inside of devices that will hit shelves in emerging markets. To be exact, the Snapdragon 410 is specifically made for devices in the $150 and under off-contract price range. It features plenty of power though, able to handle a built-in camera of up to 13MP, 4G LTE connections, 1080p video playback, WiFi, NFC, and Bluetooth connectivity. In addition, it features an Adreno 306 GPU, so even the cheaper phones can get some good gaming in.

Jeff Lorbeck, senior VP and COO of Qualcomm Technologies in China spoke on the Snapdragon 410.

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. 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.

Qualcomm is to seed out the Snapdragon 410 to OEMs in the first half of 2014, with units featuring the chip hitting shelves in the second half of the year.

Via: Engadget | Qualcomm
  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    Moto G 2, calling it now.

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    64bit? Bring on the Apple suing.

  • Droid Ronin

    if only the Moto G came with this.

  • Maxim∑

    Wow 3 months ago…
    “I know there’s a lot of noise because Apple did [64-bit] on their A7. I think they are doing a marketing gimmick. There’s zero benefit a consumer gets from that,”-qualcomm

    • jamdev12

      There are disclaimers that companies have all the time that deal with these sort of employee related incidents. In many cases, the company will state that the express views or opinions of a certain individual do not dictate what the company itself believes in. They can say that the employee has gone rogue and didn’t have the authority from legal or upper management to say what they said. On top of this, Apple is a big customer for Qualcomm. They wouldn’t want to sabotage that relationship.

    • Ben Edwards

      Qualcomm themselves didn’t say that, it didn’t come from their CEO or their marketing team. They were the words of a lonely exec who quickly got reshuffled in the company to much lower in the pecking order.

  • Wasn’t Qalcomm the one who said that 64-bit arch. was a gimmick?? lol

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      That’s really not what they said.

      • Maxim∑

        yeah it was, and the guy who said it was fired shortly after

    • Ben Edwards

      It wasn’t the view of Qualcomm as a company, but rather one of their execs – who was quickly re-shuffled around in the company order.

  • I high end chip for a mid to low range phone. This is a great first step in lowering the retail cost of a phone.

    • Just_Some_Nobody

      We are definitely going to see more less expensive phones. OEMs are still going to create flagships with 4K screens and other ‘high-end’ features, but 1080p, 2GB RAM and faster processors are definitely coming to the low-end. If one doesn’t ‘HAVE TO HAVE’ the absolute most powerful phone on the market, he’ll be able to pick up a really nice phone off contract for not a lot of money.

  • samosa king

    Can’t wait for this to get into new phones.

  • bsilver2988

    Sounds perfect for everyone’s new favorite smartphone maker. Moto anybody?

    • Maxim∑

      what is a Samsung?

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Id love it in a Moto G. X? No.

  • rthvk

    Dang, missed the Moto G.

    LTE would’ve made it even sweeter, and I doubt it would make much of a price difference over the 400.

    • Price is exactly what they’re shooting for. Cheaper, the better!

      • droidrazredge

        They’re saving this for the Moto G2!

        • jbdan


          • Albert

            you mean +G2

        • Ugh, that would make 3 phones named G2. Make it stop!

          • The bane of searching for accessories for my LG G2 “OMG NOW WAY THEY–oh G2x”

          • Ryan O’Neill

            Try looking for accessories for the Droid Razr HD Maxx.
            “No, that’s an HD dock for the original Droid Razr Maxx. Yeah, the dock is HD, not the phone.”

        • kashtrey

          I’d hope they just go with the non-numbered releases. Moto G/X 2014.

        • Droid Ronin

          How about the Moto G2 RAZR 4G LTE MAXX Pro?!

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Sooo TIM… you going to tell us who this rthvk guy is?

        • He’s a new comment mod who is going to help me keep an eye on all of you wonderful people 🙂

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      It won’t even be available until 2H14, which just so happens to be when Motorola should be getting the next version of the G ready.