The chip maker Qualcomm has just announced its first 64-bit-capable ARM processor. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 is a low-end chip, which is designed to be used especially in devices with prices below the 150 dollar mark. The Snapdragon 410 is manufactured using 28-nanometer manufacturing process, and is the first to offer 64-bit support, which means it can be installed in devices with more than 3 GB of RAM. Part of the new SoC is the improved Qualcomm Adreno 306 graphics unit that supports, among others, full HD video playback and 13-megapixel cameras.
In addition, the new chip supports LTE, 3G and GSM for all frequency bands and operating modes . It has full support for the dual-and triple-SIM features. The new SoC can be used with Android, Windows Phone, Firefox, as well as various other operating systems. According to Qualcomm, the chip is the company’s first entry into the 64-bit world.
So Apple A6 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 are the only manufactures out there making 64-bit capable smartphone processors. Unlike Apple, Qualcomm is targeting on lower end of the market.