Dec 09 AT 6:31 PM Alex Wagner 8 Comments

Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 410, its first 64-bit chipset


Less than a month after taking the wraps off of its new high-end Snapdragon 805 chipset that includes 4K video support, Qualcomm today debuted another new addition to its Snapdragon family. Today we’re being introduced to the Snapdragon 410, which just so happens to be Qualcomm’s first 64-bit processor. That’s not the only big feature that the 410′s got going for it, though, as Qualcomm has also included support for 4G LTE and an Adreno 306 GPU.

In addition to those headlining features, the Snapdragon 410 includes an array of connectivity support, such as NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM radio, GPS and GLONASS. The chipset can also support 1080p playback and 13-megapixel cameras. Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 410 is compatible with Android, Windows Phone, Firefox OS and all other “major operating systems.”

So when can you expect to actually start seeing this new chipset in actual hardware? That’ll take a little while, as Qualcomm says that it the Snapdragon 410 will begin sampling in the first half of 2014 and then will start appearing in retail products in the second half of the year.

Speaking of retail products, it’s worth mentioning that the 410 is targeted at emerging markets and China and is expected to power devices at and below the $150 price point. Qualcomm does note that the Snapdragon 410 is “the first of many 64-bit capable processors” that we can expect to see emerge from its labs, though, and I’m sure that the company is eager to get a high-end 64-bit chipset out into the market as well, so it likely won’t be long before we see something targeted at more bleeding edge hardware.

Source: Qualcomm

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