The Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 800 processor is the one to beat today, and it powers top phones, delivering fast performance, fluid user experience, and all of the features that make us smile when ready the specs and playing with gadgets powered by it. However, Qualcomm just made it the second best SoC out there, after the company announced the successor, the Snapdragon 805 SoC.
The Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor consists of four Krait 450 cores clocked as high as 2.5GHz each; 25.6 GB/second is the transfer rate at which it communicates with the memory, and the CPU is helped by an Adreno 420 GPU. And, talking about the GPU, the main selling point of the new SoC has everything to do with it: it supports UltraHD 4K video playback on phones, tablets, as well as smart TVs.
For those in need of even more tech talk, the new SoC is built with a 28nm Gobi MDM9x25 modem inside that delivers fast LTE speeds (150Mbps LTE 4) or the 20nm Gobi MDM9x35, with up to 300Mbps download speeds via LTE-A.
Everything above is claimed to not impact battery life; on the contrary. However, Qualcomm will start production next year, meaning we’ll have to wait until the second half of the year to see devices powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC.