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!
There has been a lot of talk about Mediatek’s 8-core MT6592, with many claiming it is just not needed on a mobile device, however this may not be true as game developers Gameloft are already announcing new games will be optimised for the powerful new SoC.
The test device, running Android v4.3, shows the upcoming chipset running at 2.5GHz along with the lastest-gen Adreno GPU – the Adreno 420. The GPU is expected to operate at 500MHz and have a 10% faster pixel fill rate than the current Adreno 330.
Taiwanese chip maker Mediatek, who have risen from the ranks of cheap knock-off phones to high end devices from Xiaomi, Sony and others, posted their Q3 earnings today showing an impressive 17% increase in sales.