Ultra HD processor from Qualcomm


Wise Old Owl
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., introduced the next generation mobile processor of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 tier, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, which is designed to deliver the highest-quality mobile video, imaging and graphics experiences at Ultra HD (4K) resolution, both on device and via Ultra HD TVs. Featuring the new Adreno 420 GPU, with up to 40 percent more graphics processing power than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 805 processor is the first mobile processor to offer system-level Ultra HD support, 4K video capture and playback and enhanced dual camera Image Signal Processors (ISPs), for superior performance, multitasking, power efficiency and mobile user experiences.

The Snapdragon 805 processor is Qualcomm Technologies’ newest and highest performing Snapdragon processor to date...

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Overkill >_<
I still feel Snapdragon 400 Quads like the one on Moto G is more than enough for mid class and Snapdragon 600 like the one on HTC One for high end . Hell, 2 year old S4 Pro Quad is still a beast when it comes to practical usage.
4K video? Who will use it? 4k screens are rare and expensive and u can imagine the file size for 4k videos 0_0
Maybe in the next 4-5 years 4k will be relevant

I really hope money minded companies stop shoving unnecessary tech down our throats...
It started with Apple's Retina 300ppi craze (though it made sense)
then dual ,quad and now octa
then came the 1080p race (maybe human eyes have evolved)

Qualcomm needs to change its multi-core strategy and think of a way to beat Apple's A7 Dual cores.
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