qualcomm snapdragon 805

Qualcomm just announced their new high-end processor, the Snapdragon 805. It’s the successor to the Snapdragon 800 found on several high-end devices including the Nokia Lumia 1520 we recently reviewed. Qualcomm claims the 805 is their highest performance processor designed to deliver the highest quality mobile video, camera and graphics.

The new Snapdragon 805 features the new Adreno 420 GPU, which offers up to 40 percent more graphics processing power than its predecessor. It is the first mobile processor to offer system-level Ultra HD support, 4K video capture and playback and enhanced dual camera Image Signal Processors (ISPs), for superior performance, multitasking, power efficiency and mobile user experiences.

The new processor also includes a quad-core Krait 450 CPU that runs speeds of up to 2.5GHz per core and memory bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/second. Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and co-president QCT, says:

"Using a smartphone or tablet powered by Snapdragon 805 processor is like having an UltraHD home theater in your pocket, with 4K video, imaging and graphics, all built for mobile."

Commercial devices are expected to feature these processors by the first half of 2014. You can learn all about the new Snapdragon 805 in the press release.

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