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12/16/2013

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 will pack a multimode LTE baseband along with a 64-bit core. The company said it intends to make LTE available across all of the Snapdragon products, gunning for midrange handsets around the globe. (Source) Qualcomm
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 will pack a multimode LTE baseband along with a 64-bit core. The company said it intends to make LTE available across all of the Snapdragon products, gunning for midrange handsets around the globe. (Source) Qualcomm

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Robotics Developer
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Robotics Developer   12/16/2013 6:01:02 PM
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 will pack a multimode LTE baseband, good to see the family growing!  I wonder how the performance will be improved with the new features.  Will video be more accessable on the new phones?  Not that I use the phone for more than email, web page checking, texting and oh yeah phone calls.  It is nice to see new features, one thing that I really would be excited about is better signals in the places I live and travel to.

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rick merritt   12/16/2013 6:10:47 PM
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Hey robo-man. If you have some thoughts on Google and Boston Dynamics combo today, give me a holler at rick.merrit@ubm.com

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Jessica Lipsky   12/16/2013 6:39:55 PM
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I image video accessibility would depend on the phone, no?

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Where is this growth in demand coming from?
KB3001   12/17/2013 6:43:08 AM
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From where I am sitting, it looks like demand is growing in the developing world where appetite for multimedia services from the large masses is astonishingly high.

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Wilco1   12/17/2013 8:30:59 AM
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Most phones display and record 1080p HD nowadays. Obviously a $150 phone is unlikely to have a 1080p display, and your contract may not have enough data to allow watching more than 1 HD full length movie per month...

Interestingly is this is a quad Cortex-A53, so it seems even cheap mid-range phones will be 64-bit in 6 months!

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Robotics Developer   12/17/2013 9:56:01 AM
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What did you have in mind sir?  I did try your email address and got a bounce back this morning...  Let me know..

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Robotics Developer   12/17/2013 10:00:07 AM
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Jessica Lipsky, I would have to say Yes! To the phone depenency for video but given the article's Snapdragon processing and LTE I would imagine the phone would be capable of video given the power and connectievety represented in that marrage.  I am sure that if needed for market share or volume production there could be a lower cost version of the phone without video capacity but (at least in my mind) that would be a step back.  Normally handset makers are looking forward both to new technology and more importantly new / added services.  After all, that is where the money is!

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zewde yeraswork   12/17/2013 11:07:54 AM
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With the latest Snapdragon processor, it doesn't seem as though Qualcomm is going to relinquish any of its dominating maret share in this space. If anything, adding video capability and bringing 4G LTE to an affordable space within the market should bolster their position all the more.

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KB3001   12/18/2013 2:27:51 AM
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They better do since competition is getting fuerce. Broadcom and Mediatek are serious challengers.

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rick merritt   12/18/2013 11:07:23 PM
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It will be interesting to see how the eight-core Mediatek and Samsung SoCs compare with the fewer, custom 64 bit Qualcomm SoCs.

Anyone have any insights on this? Is mobile software even able to take advantage of eight cores?

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