Today, we have one of the most important news for smartphone and tablet fans and consumers all around the world! Chipset manufacturer Qualcomm has officially unveiled its new chipset that will make the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 look as if it was a year old! This new chipset is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and is equipped with the Adreno 420 GPU.
If you though that Samsung and Apple were the only two companies on a roll this year, we are here to tell you that a new player has just entered the game! But this time, it’s not a smartphone manufacturer, its Qualcomm!
Qualcomm has officially announced its next generation chipset named the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. The most important enhancement added to this chipset is the improved and more powerful 2.5GHz quad-core processor and the Adreno 420 GPU that supports 4K display support as well as 4K graphics.
Better Processor, not just faster
We all are good at numbers and can easily state that the 2.5GHz quad-core processor on the Snapdragon 805 will be faster than the 2.26GHz quad-core processor that’s present on the Snapdragon 800 chipset. But there’s a lot more that you need to know.
The processors on the Snapdragon 805 are not only clocked higher, but also come with other important changes and improvements. For instance, all the 4 cores on this new chipset are based on the new Krait 450 architecture. They have a maximum clock speed of 2.5GHz and have a memory bandwidth of up to 25.6GB/s.
But before you get your hopes really high, you need to know that the Snapdragon 805 is still a 32-bit processor. So this means two things – Qualcomm will still be unveiling its 64-bit processor chipset in the near future and Apple is still the leader when it comes to 64-bit processing power.
Better GPU, with 4K support
Once again, the numbers say it all, but we just want to repeat it for you. The Adreno 420 GPU present on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset is much better than the Adreno 330 GPU present on the Snapdragon 800.
The Adreno 420 GPU has 40 percent more processing power compared to its predecessor and comes with full support for 4K displays as well as 4K graphics.
Other Important stuff
Along with an improved CPU and GPU, there is a lot more that Qualcomm has done with the Snapdragon 805 chipset. This new chipset is expected to have either the Qualcomm® Gobi™ MDM9x25 or the Gobi MDM9x35 modem, and will ensure that consumers are able to experience seamless mobile connectivity. The Qualcomm Gobi MDM9x25 chipset was announced back in the month of February and is expected to be the next big thing. It is expected to be the mobile computing solution that will be able to support high speed LTE Category 4 network and provide superior peak data rates of up to 150Mbps.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset will also have 2-stream dual-band Qualcomm® VIVE™ 802.11ac and is considered to be the most advanced Wi-Fi system for mobile. This component will enable wireless 4K video streaming as well as other media-intensive applications.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
We simply love the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, and we have tried to describe it for you. But we want you to know a lot more about the new chip and one of the best ways to do so is to tell you how Qualcomm describes its new creation:
‘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.’
In an attempt to describe the experience consumers can expect from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset (once its used in consumer products), Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and co-president, QCT said:
“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. We’re delivering the mobile industry’s first truly end-to-end Ultra HD solution, and coupled with our industry leading Gobi LTE modems and RF transceivers, streaming and watching content at 4K resolution will finally be possible.”