Qualcomm just announced its first 64-bit processor, the Snapdragon 410 with integrated 4G LTE World Mode.
Manufactured using 28nm technology, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor comes with Adreno 306 GPU, supports 1080p video playback and up to 13-megapixel cameras.
More importantly, the processors 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. In addition, it has Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution which offers multiband and multimode support.
This means that devices powered by the Snapdragon 410 processors will be able to work on 4G LTE networks worldwide, although it is up to OEMs to decide whether to enable this feature.
Qualcomm states that the Snapdragon 410 processor supports all major operating systems, including the Android, Windows Phone and Firefox operating systems. Sampling of the chipset will begin in the first half of 2014 and is expected to be available in consumer devices in the second half of the year.
Qualcomm - “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,” 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.”