While Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 can handle 4K content pretty well, Qualcomm deemed a new processor with an improved GPU will do justice to the Ultra HD resolution. They’ve just announced the Snapdragon 805 with the new Adreno 420 GPU that offers up to 40 percent more processing power and the first mobile processor to feature system-level Ultra HD support.
Snapdragon 805 is powered by four Krait 450 CPUs running at a clock speed of up to 2.5GHz and features memory bandwidth support of up to 25.6GB/s. Furthermore, the SoC supports Qualcomm’s Gobi MDM9x25 or the Gobi MDM9x35 modem for LTE up to 150Mbps, 2-stream dual-band Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac for improved streaming of content (even in 4K), 4K HEVC (H.265) support for low-power HD video playback and enhanced dual camera Image Signal Processors (ISPs).
Qualcomm says the processor is under sampling with first products expected in first half of 2014.
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