To get their name into the entry-level device market, Qualcomm will be launching a special processor during the last half of 2014. The Snapdragon 410 is aimed for devices that cost about $150. The processor stands out because it is based on 64-bit architecture, something Qualcomm discredited a few months ago.
Mobile World Congress wouldn’t be the same without a new round of processor’s being announced and showcased. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801, 610, and 615 have gotten the spotlight this time around. The Snapdragon 801 is very similar to the 800, receiving only a performance boost. The clock speed of the CPU has been boosted from 2.26GHz to 2.45GHz and the GPU from 450MHz to 578MHz.
Qualcomm, unarguably the most popular mobile processor manufacturer, is receiving some help from an overseas friend. Samsung is stepping forward to supply Qualcomm with new technology. The 14nm (nanometer) FinFit processing technology will be utilized by Qualcomm for future innovations.
The problem with many entry-level devices is that they do not support LTE connectivity. That is seemingly going to change as today Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 210. As expected, the Snapdragon 210 can only do so much with the little power it has to power entry-level devices.