Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 805 chipset with Adreno 420 GPU

ceoqualcommQualcomm has unveiled the new generation 805 chipset with a quad core processor which can clock speeds upto 2.5 Ghz along with 4K graphics support, it also offers significant improvements in power consumption and performance.

Qualcomm has unveiled its latest new generation Snapdragon 805 chipset with a quad-core processor which has clock speeds upto 2.5Ghz along with support for 4K graphics.

In addition to 4K display support, it will also support 4K video recording, already available on Snapdragon 800. Notably, the new chipset features a brand new Adreno 420 GPU, which has 40% more processing power than its predecessor Adreno 330 chips.

It also comes with improved processing power, the cores have a new Krait 450 architecture with a maximum clock speed of 2.5Ghz and memory bandwidth of up to 25.6GB/s.

Along with that, Qualcomm has also embedded a brand new modem dubbed ‘Gobi 9×35’. It’s manufactured on a 20nm process and is smaller, delivers better power efficiency and, obviously, is much faster. It  also supports LTE Category 4, dual-band WiFi ac along with support for 4K video streaming via Wi-Fi.

“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,” Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, said in a press release. “Coupled with our industry leading Gobi LTE modems and RF transceivers, streaming and watching content at 4K resolution will finally be possible.”

That’s not all, Qualcomm has also added a new dedicated camera processor to the new Snapdragon 805 chipset, which will increase camera speed and might even boost the quality of images. It will also feature a Gyro sensor to stabilize the captured images.

Qualcomm is all geared up for mass production of the Snapdragon 805 chipsets and we should see them on devices by the first half of 2014.

The new Snapdragon 805 appears to be a decent upgrade over its predecessor, only time will tell if it is going to be as successful as the Snapdragon 800.

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