Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon 410 on Monday, a chip that will bring the 64-bit and 4G support for entry level smartphones.
Qualcomm announced on Monday the second representative of its new range of SoC, Snapdragon 410, three weeks after the Snapdragon 805. The chip was nice to destine entry level devices, it has the distinction of being the first 64 bits of the manufacturer.
Snapdragon 410 family adopts to the architecture ARM Cortex-A53, which is small compared to the big Cortex-A57. The main contributions of the new architecture are expected the passage of the ARMv7 instruction set to ARMv8, so from 32 to 64 bits, and a significantly improved energy efficiency, that is to say, a self-enhanced frequency and constant use, despite a manufacturing process of 28 nm LP unchanged.
If Qualcomm continues to reserve its microarchitectures CPU customization (such as Krait) chips more upscale, Snapdragon 410 ships nevertheless a Adreno 306 GPU onboard derived from the Adreno 305 Snapdragon 400. It also includes a modem, the same as a Snapdragon 800 that can support all the bands of frequencies in the global 4G LTE Category 4 (theoretical maximum throughput of 150 Mb/s) and the 3G DC-HSDPA ( 42 Mb/s).
The first representative of the Snapdragon 410 family, Qualcomm MSM8916, finally have four cores clocked at 1.2 GHz or more. The first devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 are expected to emerge in the second half of 2014. Some are likely to be presented at MWC 2014.