Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 4G LTE, 64-Bit, NFC, Triple-SIM, coming to $150 devices!


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?

[ GizChina.it, via Engadget ]
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46 Comments

  1. furax
    December 10, 2013

    mediatek is more interestinbg for me

  2. Ace
    December 10, 2013

    Qualcomm finally realized they need to beat mediatek at their own game.

    A dualcore cortex a53 like this will blow away mediatek’s 8 core.
    The problem lies with the adreno 306 though. It’s only going to be as good as the GPU, and qualcomm has the habit of mutilating otherwise fine chipsets with awful GPUs. ( like the adreno 205)

    • rish
      December 10, 2013

      cortex a53 is not that powerful.. it supports arm v8 intructions and is 64 bit.. it comes close to a cortex a9 in performance.. but this will be only 1.2 ghz so comparing mediatek 6592 vs snapdragon 410 .. 6592 wins.. cortex a57 is the power beast .. regarding gpu mali 450 mp4 in 6592 is faster than adreno 305 by 60 – 70 % .. by looking at the number upgrade from 305 to 306 things don’t look promising but who knows… well this chip will arrive in 2h of 2014 by that time expect quad core cortex a12 from mediatek

  3. Allanitomwesh
    December 10, 2013

    Gonna go with Mediatek,Qualcomm don’t do low end too well.

    • highwind
      December 10, 2013

      Me too

      Especially since Mediateks LTE chips will most likely hit the market much sooner than “second half of 2014” and I dont need 64bit at all.

      • toioioio
        December 10, 2013

        thing is mtk chips are not that operational,when qualcomm are solid.

        • Allanitomwesh
          December 11, 2013

          Keep telling yourself that…

          • toioioio
            December 11, 2013

            its not a matter of wishfull thinking but of reality.
            Most chinese mtk phones had/have huge problems

            • highwind
              December 11, 2013

              which you can surely prove with reliable statistics, right?

              and because mediatek is so terribad they have the largest growth of all smartphone chip makers, right?

            • toioioio
              December 11, 2013

              a look at phone maker’s forums prove it.
              Especially the gps issue,needs no proving.
              They do sell because they are refering to high populated,~poor regions.

            • highwind
              December 12, 2013

              a look at “phone makers forums” will prove that customers of all brands and chipsets have all kind of problems with something…
              google search for “mediatek problems” gives 35 million hits
              gps issue is not a mediatek issue (most zopo phones for example work just well in that regard) but an issue with lowcost/poor production antenas in cheap chinese phones.

              so?
              selling to high populated and poor regions is better than not selling, isnt it?
              growing 20% per year is better than growing 5% per year, right?

              if you dont like mediatek simply dont buy it but stop spreading bullshit-statements like “mediatek chips are not operational”… it just makes you look stupid.

            • toioioio
              December 12, 2013

              im not buying,till proven operational,that is.
              And this why ppl keep asking for reviews for the new p998 for eg and especially gps.
              Gps issue was not because of antenna,the ZTE manifastation proved it(they used different gps chip)

            • Allanitomwesh
              December 12, 2013

              Most,not all.

  4. peter
    December 10, 2013

    whats glonass ?

    • Zerdus
      December 10, 2013

      Russian GPS

      • sam
        December 13, 2013

        russia has glonass covering much of the world now, no satellites over america of course but most other places. Handy if gps is shutdown due to a war.

  5. Eduardo Melo
    December 10, 2013

    It is war, but I think price maybe an illegal way of fight.

  6. Guest
    December 10, 2013

    mediatek is more interestinbg for me

  7. Mani
    December 10, 2013

    If qualcomm does this and Mediatek don’t take it seriously, then sure we will see qualcomm rise again. Performance loving people like u & me, understand the difference in the performance. Just imagine Samsung, Sony, LG, Xiaomi, Zopo etc launch a 8core phone at low cost with qualcomm chip, the masses will go with it.

    Right move Qualcomm…

  8. Guest
    December 10, 2013

    Qualcomm finally realized they need to beat mediatek at their own game.

    A dualcore cortex a53 like this will blow away mediatek’s 8 core.
    The problem lies with the adreno 306 though. It’s only going to be as good as the GPU, and qualcomm has the habit of mutilating otherwise fine chipsets with awful GPUs. ( like the adreno 205)

    • Guest
      December 10, 2013

      cortex a53 is not that powerful.. it supports arm v8 intructions and is 64 bit.. it comes close to a cortex a9 in performance.. but this will be only 1.2 ghz so comparing mediatek 6592 vs snapdragon 410 .. 6592 wins.. cortex a57 is the power beast .. regarding gpu mali 450 mp4 in 6592 is faster than adreno 305 by 60 – 70 % .. by looking at the number upgrade from 305 to 306 things don’t look promising but who knows… well this chip will arrive in 2h of 2014 by that time expect quad core cortex a12 from mediatek

    • Yetimania
      December 10, 2013

      Exactly my thoughts.

  9. Allanitomwesh
    December 10, 2013

    Gonna go with Mediatek,Qualcomm don’t do low end too well.

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      December 10, 2013

      Me too

      Especially since Mediateks LTE chips will most likely hit the market much sooner than “second half of 2014” and I dont need 64bit at all.

    • toioioio
      December 10, 2013

      thing is mtk chips are not that operational,when qualcomm are solid.

    • Allanitomwesh
      December 11, 2013

      Keep telling yourself that…

    • toioioio
      December 11, 2013

      its not a matter of wishfull thinking but of reality.
      Most chinese mtk phones had/have huge problems

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      December 11, 2013

      which you can surely prove with reliable statistics, right?

      and because mediatek is so terribad they have the largest growth of all smartphone chip makers, right?

    • toioioio
      December 11, 2013

      a look at phone maker’s forums prove it.
      Especially the gps issue,needs no proving.
      They do sell because they are refering to high populated,~poor regions.

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      December 12, 2013

      a look at “phone makers forums” will prove that customers of all brands and chipsets have all kind of problems with something…
      google search for “mediatek problems” gives 35 million hits
      gps issue is not a mediatek issue (most zopo phones for example work just well in that regard) but an issue with lowcost/poor production antenas in cheap chinese phones.

      so?
      selling to high populated and poor regions is better than not selling, isnt it?
      growing 20% per year is better than growing 5% per year, right?

      if you dont like mediatek simply dont buy it but stop spreading bullshit-statements like “mediatek chips are not operational”… it just makes you look stupid.

    • toioioio
      December 12, 2013

      im not buying,till proven operational,that is.
      And this why ppl keep asking for reviews for the new p998 for eg and especially gps.
      Gps issue was not because of antenna,the ZTE manifastation proved it(they used different gps chip)

    • Allanitomwesh
      December 12, 2013

      Most,not all.

  10. Guest
    December 10, 2013

    whats glonass ?

    • Zerdus
      December 10, 2013

      Russian GPS

    • Guest
      December 13, 2013

      russia has glonass covering much of the world now, no satellites over america of course but most other places. Handy if gps is shutdown due to a war.

  11. Eduardo Melo
    December 10, 2013

    It is war, but I think price maybe an illegal way of fight.

  12. 80rrego
    December 10, 2013

    This kinds of moves was expected since the launch of the Moto G, a mid-high cheap smartphone with qualcomm processor

    • 80rrego
      December 10, 2013

      And also, are going to be the first experiments with the 64bits without compromissing the top brands

  13. Guest
    December 10, 2013

    If qualcomm does this and Mediatek don’t take it seriously, then sure we will see qualcomm rise again. Performance loving people like u & me, understand the difference in the performance. Just imagine Samsung, Sony, LG, Xiaomi, Zopo etc launch a 8core phone at low cost with qualcomm chip, the masses will go with it.

    Right move Qualcomm…

  14. Guest
    December 10, 2013

    This kinds of moves was expected since the launch of the Moto G, a mid-high cheap smartphone with qualcomm processor

    • Guest
      December 10, 2013

      And also, are going to be the first experiments with the 64bits without compromissing the top brands

  15. Roberto Tomás
    December 10, 2013

    I like them both. Qualcomm is probably my favorite america tech company right now.

  16. Roberto Tomás
    December 10, 2013

    I like them both. Qualcomm is probably my favorite america tech company right now.

  17. Alex
    January 27, 2014

    Very interesting conversation/discussion going on here…

  18. Alex
    January 27, 2014

    Very interesting conversation/discussion going on here…