Even though Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and HTC’s One M8 were incorporated with powerful Snapdragon 801 chipsets, it looks like Qualcomm has something even better to offer; the Snapdragon 805 chipset. Raising the bar once again, Qualcomm has displayed why it is one of the most formidable forces when it comes to smartphone’s processing power. With the Snapdragon 805 chipset, smartphone users will not only get more performance out of their smartphones, but these devices will be loaded with other perks too. That being said, here are six smartphone tasks that will be made easier thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 chipset.
The term Ultra HD refers to the 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), which happens to be a resolution that brings even the most superior performing mobile devices to their knees. For the Snapdragon 805 chipset, it will be able to chew up anything you happen to throw in its way; one of them happens to be 4K resolution movies and TV shows. For a more technical approach, the Snapdragon 805 chipset supports the high-efficiency video codec H.265. In simple terms, this codec will use the video processor (Adreno 420) on the Snapdragon 805 chipset to compress the file to half its size. Though watching 4K resolution content on smartphones might be overkill, there are several smartphone users who desire the best when it comes to performance.
Even though Qualcomm’s previous chipset, the Snapdragon 801 was able to perform far above the user’s expectations when it came to multitasking, there are some things that will slow down the processors. Some of those tasks include juggling between switching a 4K resolution movie immediately to a web browser that has more than 10 tabs opened. With such demanding multitasking operations, the Snapdragon 801 will fail to keep up, but for the Snapdragon 805, handling these tasks will be a walk in the park. This is because the Snapdragon 805 chipset comes equipped with a quad core Krait 450 processor that has a base clock frequency of 2.7 GHz (Snapdragon 801 chipsets possess a quad core Krait 400 processor with a base clock frequency of 2.5 GHz). That’s not all. The chipset possesses a SMP dynamic CPU power control which will allow the processor to perform at its peak performance. In addition, these chipsets also possess LP-DDR3 RAM which will deliver high performance coupled with low latency which means in simple terms, your tasks will be executed in the shortest delay possible.
As stated earlier, the Snapdragon 805 chipset possesses a Krait 450 quad core processor. What we did not mention is that the processor was manufactured on a 28 nanometer lithographic architecture, which will deliver better performance and even better efficiency compared to its predecessor. In other words, you will end up with a larger amount of battery backup time. You can use this to your advantage by executing a wide range of tasks for a longer period of time. This will include watching high definition content as well as talking to your family and loved ones using audio and video calling services through the smartphone’s calling apps. The perks do not end here. Qualcomm’s patented New Quick Charge 2.0 integration system will allow devices to be charged up to 75% faster. No longer will you have to wait for hours for your device to be fully charged.
With the Snapdragon 805, your smartphone’s image taking abilities will enhance considerably, seeing as how the processing power will enable the world’s first smartphone to possess a 1GPixel/s (Giga-pixel per second) ISP (image signal processor). What that means in normal terms is that users will be able to use the camera to perform a variety of tricks. This will range from image capturing to focusing speeds, as well as capturing sharper, higher resolution photos that also possess advanced post-processing features for low light conditions. In addition, the dual image signal processors for the Snapdragon Camera will support simultaneous camera / video capturing capabilities, along with an ultrafast 640 Megapixel / second capture speeds.
The Snapdragon 805 chipsets is the company’s first chipset to use a modem that will support Cat 6 LTE (long term evolution). This will grant the user carrier data speeds of up to 300 Mbps (mega bits per second) (it will all depend upon if Qualcomm makes the Cat 6 LTE available to device makers, who will then decide to fit these components in or not in to their devices). With this speed, you will be able to browse the internet and stream audio and video content with far greater speeds, as well as receive crisp clear voice and video quality when you use the smartphone’s free calling apps in your device to talk to your loved ones.
The previous generation graphics processing unit known as the Adreno 330 was present in the Snapdragon 801 chipset. Comparatively, the Snapdragon 805 chipset possesses the Adreno 420 GPU, which is miles better than its predecessor. In fact, the Adreno 420 GPU delivers up to 40% more graphics and compute performance improvement over its predecessor, which only means that you’ll enjoy higher details of immersive graphics when the next mobile gaming titles are released in the foreseeable future.
There is a reason why Qualcomm is leading the smartphone chipset race. With a market share of 66%, other rivaling companies such as MediaTek, Intel, Nvidia, Spectrum and Broadcom are making attempts to snare the larger piece of the market share pie. However, with products such as the Snapdragon 801 and Snapdragon 805, it looks like all of these companies have their work cut out for them. With a combination of brute processing and graphics horsepower, coupled with high energy efficiency and powerful networking components, the Snapdragon 805 will take your smartphone’s performance to the next level.
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