Android-based smartphones switch to 64-bit processors
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Android-based smartphones switch to 64-bit processors

There is a tendency of equipping smartphones with 64-bit processors. Since the second half of 2015, most devices are expected to be based on them.

Qualcomm has already introduced a range of 64-bit processors. Among them are Snapdragon 410, Snapdragon 610, Snapdragon 615, Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810. Moreover, Snapdragon 410 processor is designed especially for budget smartphones models. The processors mentioned above will be the part of Huawei, Vivo, HTC, K-Touch and Lenovo smartphones.

HiSilicon Technologies, Huawei’s subdivision, plans to release 64-bit mobile devices in the first half of 2015.

MediaTek has also represented its 64-bit processors; MT6735 microcircuit in particular. It supports WorldMode technology that makes it possible to manufacture smartphones, which operate properly in different mobile networks around the world. Many Chinese producers of portable devices are eager to use MediaTek platforms in their products.

MT6735 chip includes four-core ARM Cortex-A53 of 1.5 GHz clock frequency; powerful Mali-T720 accelerator supporting Open GL ES 3.0 and Open CL 1.2 API as well as H.264 and H. 265 codecs. It plays Full HD 1080p videos at 30 fps rate consuming little power; MiraVision technology allows connecting displays of up to 1280 x 720–pixel resolution. It is equipped with 13-megapixel digital camera supporting picture-in-picture (PiP) and video-in-video functions (ViV). MT6735 microcircuit is universal taking into consideration that it supports FDD and TDD LTE, DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, EDGE, CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. It also comprises Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi.

As noted by MediaTek, gradually, smartphones have been converted into rather large category of medium level multifunction devices of reasonable price that will make them extremely popular. The company has already made up the name for this phenomenon – “super-mid market”.

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