Qualcomm Reveals Snapdragon 805 Ultra HD Processor

Posted Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 09:00 AM PST by

The mobile technology developer has announced a new high performance chip designed to support 4K video playback.

Qualcomm has detailed the latest mobile processor in its popular Snapdragon line. The new Snapdragon 805 is now the company's highest performing chip and has been developed with Ultra HD video and graphics in mind.

"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," said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and co-president, QCT. "We're delivering the mobile industry's first truly end-to-end Ultra HD solution, and coupled with our industry leading Gobi LTE modems and RF transceivers, streaming and watching content at 4K resolution will finally be possible."

With the Snapdragon 805, users will be able to watch and capture Ultra HD content on their mobile devices and output 4K media to their televisions. The processor features a Krait 450 quad-core CPU that can run at up to 2.5 GHz per core with memory bandwidth support for up to 25.6 GB/second. In addition, the new chip uses the Adreno 420 GPU and enhanced dual camera Image Signal Processors for improved multitasking, performance, and power use.

Qualcomm is testing the new processor now and the Snapdragon 805 is expected to make its way into commercial mobile devices during the first half of 2014.

Source: Qualcomm via PR Newswire

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