Posts tagged with: Snapdragon 805
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    Smartphones with 64-bit SoCs are already here, and someday they'll almost certainly outnumber phones built around 32-bit components. But between now and then there's a huge gap, and it's one that manufacturers have been slow to cross. Apple may have its 64-bit SoCs in full swing, but companies like Qualcomm have been taking their time; the firm announced basic 64-bit chips last year, and even some higher-end ones this year, but we've yet to see them make their way into phones (at least, finished models). Now a newly leaked roadmap attempts to spell out what's next for the company, ...

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    Amazon's Fire Phone may be the company's new baby right now, but when it comes to Android devices, Amazon's best known for its family of Fire tablets. Last September we saw it introduce its latest lineup, including some new Fire HD models and the debut of the HDX series. With the anniversary of that launch coming up on us, can we expect a new offering of Fire tablets this year? Some benchmarks may give us an early look at what to expect, but from what we're seeing here, we wouldn't expect any massive changes. Last year's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 was a pretty capable tablet at the time (and ...

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    Samsung's already delivered an upgraded version of its Galaxy S5 flagship in the form of the GS5 LTE-A edition, a model so far constrained to South Korea that boosts the phone's display up to a quad HD panel while also swapping in a Snapdragon 805 for a little performance kick and support for those titular LTE-A bands. Lately, though, we've been looking for LG to do something like that of its own – not with the quad HD update, sure, since the G3 is already sporting a crazy high-res screen, but with those same LTE-A and Snapdragon 805 upgrades. While that's so far been driven by rumors, ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S5 LTE-A edition – or the GS5 “Prime,” if you like – went official last month, and while it remains a South Korean exclusive, the allure of its 2K display and Snapdragon 805 SoC were just too much for us to pass up, compelling us to get our hands on one of these guys. While all this has been happening for Samsung, over on the LG side of fence we've been hearing about a similar upgrade coming to the G3. Sure, it already has that quad HD screen, but moving from its Snapdragon 801 to another 805 sure sounded like a move in the right direction. As we wait to see what ...

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    Last fall, we heard Qualcomm announce its Snapdragon 805 SoC as the latest high-end mobile processor, packing Krait 450 CPU cores and an Adren 420 GPU. Since then, we've been wondering what might be the first devices to take advantage of the 805. While we've confirmed its presence in developer hardware, it's been taking the chip a little longer to make its way into a commercially-focused product, despite rumor after rumor that the 805 could find its way into one of many upcoming flagships. For instance, the possibility of an 805 was an early part of many LG G3 rumors, and it wasn't until ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Qualcomm and how the company gives us all the cool details to expect from the Snapdragon 805 processor. Samsung is next as we talk about the company's progress to Android 4.4.2 and 4.4.3 on its existing devices. Samsung follows as we go through new rumors of the company building a new type of smartwatch with a different design. LG follows as reports talk about a 2TB microSD compatible card slot on the G3. We end today's show talking about the rumors of Apple building a Smart Home platform for a WWDC 2014 launch. All this and more after the ...

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    Surely one very cool feature that we find on the HTC One M8, is the phone's Duo-Camera system, which can not only create some neat effects with your shots, but can also allow developers to do something with this feature as well. Still, if you thought that this is simply a matter of snapping two cameras on a phone, that's not really the case. The One M8 uses some unique software and hardware techniques to pull this off, and Qualcomm wants to bring this to more OEMs. Qualcomm's senior director for cameras and imaging, Tim Yates  has just announced that the company is working on bringing ...

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    Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 805 all the way back in November, and we're still waiting for it to show up in commercial hardware. Rumors have suggested that Pantech might be first to take advantage of the 805 with its Vega Iron 2, but that's not yet confirmed. When will we actually be able to get our hands on this advanced silicon? Well, it's clearly not a consumer-focused product, but a Snapdragon-805-based Mobile Development Platform Tablet is set to become available for devs in just a few weeks. A couple years back we looked at an earlier MDP/T, when Qualcomm was then introducing ...

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    NVIDIAs newest SoC, the Tegra K1, made waves at CES 2014 when it was announced to have 192 cores! Alas, they're graphics cores, not processor cores. Another chip maker has some news out of CES as well! What does Qualcomm has in store for us in 2014? What cool new things can its chips do? Here's all you need to know about Qualcomm's newest Snapdragons: the 410, 602A, 802, and 805. Here's a hint: TVs, cars, and 64-bit are on their way! Smart Cars Qualcomm's mid-range Snapdragon 600 powers some of this year's older phones, such as the HTC One. However, since the 600 isn't the highest-end ...

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    CES 2014 is just around the bend. Anton D. Nagy, Michael Fisher and yours truly will be in attendance, and coverage will begin shortly after we land in Las Vegas Sunday afternoon. This particular show has been growing in size and attendance almost every year since its induction in 1967. But for us mobile guys, the show has become far more sparse with juicy details and big product announcements. It's far too easy for a major device to get lost in the mass of new announcements at a show like CES. As such, companies like Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and have taken to one-off events to announce ...

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    A few weeks back we heard Qualcomm announce its most advanced mobile SoC to date, the Snapdragon 805. With a new GPU, it sounded pretty great, but a raw chip doesn't do any of us much good until someone builds a phone around it. So, who's game? While this is very much still in the “rumor” department, we get word today that Oppo could be one of the first OEMs to eye the 805, with plans to place the chip in its upcoming Find 7 Android. Suggested hardware specs for the Find 7 (Find 5 pictured up top) are pretty darn impressive-sounding: besides the Snapdragon 805, the phone might get a ...

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    The latest and greatest in mobile processors available today is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800. Able to run four cores at 2.3Ghz, process multiple high-definition streams at once, and leap tall buildings in a single bound, the 800 is the processor that you want in your phone today -- regardless of who makes it or what operating system it runs. Curiously, with high-end flagships just starting to arrive with this super-powerhouse of a processor inside, we started to hear rumblings that Qualcomm may have been working on an update to the Snapdragon 800 processor. It turns out that the rumors ...

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    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 ...

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