Qualcomm is known very well for their mobile chips and is also the company to have the most powerful chip used in a smartphone, the Snapdragon 800 which can be found in some of the popular smartphones like the LG Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Qualcomm just announced that they will be releasing a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset. After Apple being first to come up with their 64-bit chip back in September and became the first company to come up with a 64-bit chip, soon after Qualcomm also said that they would be working on their own 64-bit chip and finally they are done. Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 is an entry level chip even though it’s 64-bit and will be available in devices that will be priced around $150.
Qualcomm will be the first in the android market to come up with a 64-bit chip and with it Qualcomm also added LTE connectivity as the market is adopting to high speed internet. Snapdragon 410 will support a 13 megapixel camera, Andreno GPU 360 and 1080 video playback. 64-bit chips are very good when it comes to starting apps faster and managing large amount of data in a very efficient way but the only down side to it for now is that apps and OS are not designed to run on it maybe in future we would be able to see the real performance that a 64-bit chip can deliver.
It is based on the same architecture as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 has that is 28 nanometer. It also supports both dual and triple SIM. Snapdragon 410 is designed to run every OS out there in the market that includes Windows, Firefox OS and Android. Qualcomm will be done with the manufacturing of the chips in the mid of 2014 and will be available commercially in the second half of 2014.
The only competitor Qualcomm will be facing is Intel that is also coming up with their cheap chips meant for affordable tablets and smartphones in 2014 and looks like Intel and Qualcomm will be competing against each other.