When the smartphone market has already evolved in a massive manner, surely the credit also goes to the various OEMs and chip manufacturers. Talking about the latter one, the major position is taken by Qualcomm and MediaTek. Now again spreading its popularity an inch ahead towards its goal, Qualcomm has announced one more chipset based on Cortex A53 in the Cortex A50 series. It is called the Snapdragon 410.
The latest Snapdragon 410 SoC is aimed at emerging markets. Very much like the 64-bi, which is the latest iteration among the chip technologies, it also features the same one but is based on ARMv8 architecture. It has also been modified to enable support for Dual and Triple SIM cards.
The Snapgragon 410 series is built on 28nm process technology and comes with Adreno 306 GPU which offers a Full HD 1080p video playback. And since it has Qualcomm 9×25 based LTE modem that is used on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, it is capable of supporting 4G LTE and 3G cellular connectivity for all major modes and frequency bands across the globe.
As said earlier, the latest SoC from Qualcomm is targeted to cater emerging markets, it will be used in most of the affordable 4G LTE smartphones.
It has global LTE support, thus it will come with 2300 MHz (Band 40) support. Therefore, in Indian context, the aforementioned band is currently available in India on Airtel, which would be available on smartphones later this month starting from Bangalore. While Reliance Jio is also expected to roll out 4G LTE in the first half of 2014. Thus there are possibility of these chipsets to come featuring in 4G phones targeted to Indian market.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor supports Android, Windows Phone and Firefox operating systems. However, it will be availed for the sampling purpose in the first half of 2014. Thus one can only expect to see the devices featuring the chip on the second half of 2014.
Qualcomm also unveiled the high-end Snapdragon 805 SoC less than a month ago which is designed to improve graphics and video on mobile devices. Moreover, this one will support 4K resolution as well.