Qualcomm has just unveiled the new Snapdragon 805 SoC featuring Krait 450 CPU cores in comparison to the Krait 400 we see on the Snapdragon 800. This chip also brings an all new Adreno 420 graphics chip, replacing the Adreno 330 from the Snapdragon 800. This refreshed chipset is capable of clocking CPU speeds of up to 2.5 GHz, which was revealed in a leak the other day, but little did we know back then that Qualcomm was prepping an all new SoC. This chip supports recording and playback of 4K UHD videos, which is a first for a mobile device, so it’s certainly not a minor upgrade from the Snapdragon 800.
We can expect most upcoming flagships to sport this chipset and that includes devices from HTC, Sony and Samsung which should launch in Q1 and Q2 next year.
It’s a little disappointing that Snapdragon 800 had to be upgraded this early in the day, given that it’s been around for only a few months now. But according to Qualcomm, the first set of Snapdragon 805 devices could break cover anytime in the first half of 2014, so we think there’s still some time before Snapdragon 800 becomes the second best in the chipset industry.
Via: Android Beat