A modified version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor has just been announced that is capable of handling Ultra HD (4K) video playing on a tablet or streamed to a TV.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 includes an Adreno 420 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) with up to 40% more graphics processing power than its predecessor. It’s the first mobile processor to offer system-level Ultra HD support, 4K video capture and playback, and enhanced dual camera Image Signal Processors (ISPs),
“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.
In addition, it includes a Krait 450 quad-core CPU running at up to 2.5GHz per core.
Qualcomm says this new chip is sampling now, and expected to be available in commercial devices by the first half of 2014.