Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 805

The just announced Snapdragon 805 is definitely a significant step forward for Ultra-HD video on mobile platforms. I am surprised at how fast Qualcomm moves to support Ultra HD (4K) since adoption of Ultra HD is still very limited even on large screens.

The new Adreno 420 GPU is impressive and provides spport to render as well as capture 4K video. Coupled with 4 Krait CPUs running at 2.5 GHz per core, the Snapdragon 805 will support HQV video post processing and hardware HEVC H.265 decode. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it is an UltraHD home theater in your pocket, but it certainly would help push the creation of handheld 4K content for early adopters of Ultra HD video. I look forward to see new handsets with this capability.

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2 thoughts on “Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 805

    • Snapdragon 805 is a high end processor, so it would say uptake for it would depend very much on how it is priced against its predecessors as well as competition from MediaTek and NVidia. My guess would be it will ramp up slowly, at least in the first quarter or two.

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