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Qualcomm on Monday introduced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 system-on-chip with integrated 4G LTE world mode. The new SoC packs 64-bit general-purpose processing cores, new-generation Adreno graphics as well as a bunch of modern communication technologies. The new application processors are aimed at mainstream smartphones due in the second half of 2014.

The new Snapdragon 410 SoCs chipsets are manufactured using 28nm process technology. They feature processors that are 64-bit capable along with superior graphics performance with the Adreno 306 GPU, 1080p video playback and up to a 13MP camera. Snapdragon 410 chipsets also feature Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and NFC functionality, and support all major navigation constellations: GPS, GLONASS, and China’s new BeiDou, which helps deliver enhanced accuracy and speed of location data to Snapdragon-enabled handsets. Qualcomm did not reveal whether 64-bit CPU cores in the SoCs are ARM Cortex-A53/A57 or its own. Still, it is more than likely that they are compatible with ARMv8 architecture.

Snapdragon 410 chipsets integrate 4G/LTE and 3G cellular connectivity for all major modes and frequency bands across the globe and include support for dual and triple SIM. Together with Qualcomm RF360 front end solution, Snapdragon 410 chipsets will have multiband and multimode support.

The new app processor also supports all major operating systems, including Google Android, Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone and Mozilla’s Firefox operating systems.

Qualcomm reference design versions of the processor will be available to enable rapid development time and reduce OEM R&D, designed to provide a comprehensive mobile device platform. The Snapdragon 410 processor is anticipated to begin sampling in the first half of 2014 and expected to be in commercial devices in the second half of 2014.

Qualcomm Technologies also announced for the first time the intention to make 4G/LTE available across all of the Snapdragon product tiers. The Snapdragon 410 processor gives the 400 product tier several 4G/LTE options for high-volume mobile devices, as the third LTE-enabled solution in the product tier. 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. Qualcomm Technologies offers OEMs and operators differentiation through a rich feature set upon which to build innovative high-volume smartphones for budget-conscious consumers.

“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,” said Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Qualcomm Technologies in China.

Tags: Qualcomm, Snapdragon, ARMv8, ARM, Cortex

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Intel has next to no chance with x86 in the mobile phone sphere.
1 3 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 12/10/13 08:20:09 AM]
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there is absolutely no reference to Intel in the whole news story, so why start a flamewar or whatever your intention is?

besides that, it is yet to be seen if Intel has chances in the mobile phone market. Their first attempt wasn't all that bad, considering it wasn't a processorarchitecture that was designed for mobiles from scratch and that x86 has an emulation layer in between so android can handle them (therefore they are basically a bit handicaped and therefore the performance was even more impressive)
1 1 [Posted by: Rollora  | Date: 12/10/13 10:17:59 AM]
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Don't be so precious.
0 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 12/10/13 10:37:35 AM]
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Intel will never be able to offer the Low price points that the companies that utilize the ARM ecosystem have, and will continue to have in comparsion to Intel's x86 mobile offerings! And many of the phone OEMs are also Laptop/pc OEMs who have experienced Intel's past market practices, some of which landed Intel in court. Do not delude yourself, and others into thinking that any sane OEM will ever offer more than a token representation of Intel mobile SKUs on any one OEM's total product portfolio. With companies like Apple, licensing the ARM instruction Set only, from ARM Holdings, and even to ARM Holdings' suprise, outdoing, the ARM Holdings' refrence ARM 64 bit designs, that have yet to reach the mobile phone market! With ARM Holdings' licensed IP business model, along with other 3rd party GPU IP, sold under the licensed IP market approach, no one CPU/GPU company will ever have complete contol of the Mobile CPU/GPU devices market. Mobile device makers, will license the CPU IP from ARM holdings, the GPU IP from Nvidia, ARM, others, and have custom designes made and fabricated at 3rd party chip foundrys, and these designs will be exclusive to only the mobile device makers who commissioned and paid for them, only owing ARM holdings the upfront licensing fee, and a small per device royality! Any Improvment above and beyond the ARM Holdings orginal refrence design, and other licensed IP, becomes the OEM's to use in their products! Apple does not have to share with ARM Holdings, any of Apples custom engineering/cloneing IP. other than the agreed upon ARM Holdings Top Teir architecture liscense and royality agreement, and other 3rd party liscensed IP! OEMs will never give up having such complete control of the design/pricing that the liscensed IP market will provide!
1 0 [Posted by: BigChiefRunAmok  | Date: 12/10/13 09:32:34 PM]
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I am wondering what the Ghz and is it Quad-core?
Hoping for a Lumia with 2.0GHz Quad-core (or faster is fine) that is not as bulky as my Lumia 810 and not as huge as the 1520.
0 0 [Posted by: Jose Arellano  | Date: 12/10/13 11:44:51 AM]
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This chip uses low-end cortex A53 cores, with weak single-thread performance. It's a low-end chip,

Clock spees is something close to 1.3 GHz, which means some 2 GHz krait is over twice as fast as this one(as krait also has much better ipc).
0 0 [Posted by: hkultala  | Date: 12/11/13 12:22:08 AM]
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64bit is really just marketing BS at the moment unless utilising > 4GB memory, most ppl buying sub $150 phones gives a rats arse/has no idea what 64bit signifies anyway but the higher numbers always wins in marketing speak
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 12/13/13 09:37:12 PM]
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