Qualcomm have announced their 64-Bit chipset, but rather than being a high-end SoC, the Snapdragon 410 is aimed at entry-level phones and emerging market, basically right where Mediatek don’t want them!
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, announced today, is an all new SoC scheduled to go in to production and found in phones by the second half of next year. The 64-Bit, 28nm SoC is a feature packed piece of kit with multi-band LTE support, Adreno 306 GPU, dual and triple SIM support, 1080 video, up to 13MP cameras, GPS, GLONASS, WIFI, Bluetooth and NFC!
The announcement comes just moments after rumours that Mediatek’s 8-core 4G LTE chipset, the MT6595 will launch at around the same time sporting similar features! However, Mediatek’s processor will undoubtedly be found primarily in Android devices where as the Snapdragon 410 is targeted at Android, Windows and Firefox OS phones with price tags for $150 up!
Which would you prefer in your next phone? A Qualcomm LTE or Mediatek LTE chip?