Qualcomm Announces 4K-Packing Snapdragon 805

Qualcomm announced a few hours ago its latest chip that now supports not only 4K video capture but also 4K displays – the Snapdragon 805. The chipset features a new Adreno 420 GPU which is said to be 40% more powerful than the previous generation Adreno 330. It also comes with an improved quad-core processor that features the new…

Qualcomm announced a few hours ago its latest chip that now supports not only 4K video capture but also 4K displays – the Snapdragon 805.

The chipset features a new Adreno 420 GPU which is said to be 40% more powerful than the previous generation Adreno 330. It also comes with an improved quad-core processor that features the new Krait 450 architecture and can be clocked at a maximum speed of 2.5GHz. The new cores also have a memory bandwidth of 25.6GBps. However, the Krait 450 is still of the 32-bit variety.

The new chip also packs a completely new modem called Gobi 9×35, which is manufactured on a 20nm process and is said to be smaller, faster and more power-efficient than its predecessor. The modem supports LTE category 4 and dual-band Wi-Fi.

Qualcomm has also added a dedicated camera processor to the Snapdragon 805. This additional processor is expected to increase camera speed and even increase photo quality. It also uses the gyro sensor to stabilise the camera when taking photos.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 is now ready for mass production and is expected to power next year’s generation of smartphones, the first set of which might make its debut at CES in January and at MWC in February.

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