MediaTek was not the only company which launched its latest mobile processor yesterday. Qualcomm, the popular chipset manufacturer best known for its quad-core processor, has also announced its next quad-core processor called Snapdragon 805 along with Adreno 420 GPU meant for high-end smartphones. According to the company, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor will be available for Android devices by the first half of 2014.


Being considered as the first processor to offer system-level Ultra HD support, Snapdragon 805 processor offers 40% more graphics processing power than its predecessor. It consist of four Krait 450 CPU which are capable to offer speeds of up to 2.5 GHz individually. Remaining features of this quad-core processor are as follows:

  • Memory bandwidth support of up to 25.6 GB/second
  • User interface and games support Ultra HD resolution
  • Adreno 420 GPU offers advanced 4K rendering, with even more realistic scenes and objects, visually stunning user interface, graphics and mobile gaming experiences at lower power.
  • Can be integrated with Qualcomm Gobi MDM9x25 or the Gobi MDM9x35 modem
  • Ability to stream more video content at higher quality using less power
  • First to introduce hardware 4K HEVC (H.265) decode for mobile for extremely low-power HD video playback.
  • First Gpixel/s throughput camera support in a mobile processor designed for a significant increase in camera speed and imaging quality.

“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.

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