Apple set the bar for high end mobile processors earlier this year when it released a new iPhone with a 64-bit processor, the first smartphone to include one. That was followed later by the iPad Air also sporting Apple's 64-bit A7 chip.
Now Qualcomm is getting in the game. The tech giant, which supplies chips to most leading smartphone and tablet makers, introduced the 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor on Monday. .
The Snapdragon 410 is designed for phones that sell for $150 or less and includes support for high-speed LTE networks and improved graphics.
“We are excited to bring 4G LTE to highly affordable smartphones at a sub $150 ( ̴ 1,000 RMB) price point with the introduction of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor,” said Jeff Lorbeck, senior VP and chief operating officer of Qualcomm Technologies, China. “The Snapdragon 410 chipset will also be the first of many 64-bit capable processors as Qualcomm Technologies helps lead the transition of the mobile ecosystem to 64-bit processing.”