Oh technology! When you sit back and think that you own the best piece of hardware money can buy, there’s something that gets announced, breaking your heart. After MediaTek announced the world’s first octa-core mobile processor, Qualcomm has also gone ahead and announced the successor to Snapdragon 800 in the form of Snapdragon 805. Snapdragon 800 was already the fastest mobile CPU in the market, so we have no doubts that its successor will continue on that path of glory.
While Snapdragon 800 offered 4K video recording, Snapdragon 805 goes a step forward and brings 4K playback support along with it. The chipset packs four Krait 450 cores, each able to beat at a maximum clock speed of 2.5GHz with a memory bandwidth of 25.6GB/s. Although, the technology is still 32-bit instead of 64-bit seen on the Apple A7.
The chipset also packs next generation Adreno 420 graphics processors that offers 40 percent more power over its ancestor. On the connectivity front, Snapdragon 805 comes with a 28nm Gobi MDM9x25 modem supporting LTE carrier aggregation along with 150Mbps LTE-A. 20nm Gobi MDM9x35 on the other hand, supports 300Mbps LTE-A. Finally, Snapdragon 805 packs a dedicated camera processor supporting gigapixel throughput and gyro-based image stabilization. All the while, the new chipset will consume even less power.
Qualcomm expects the production of the new chips t start next year, so your new flagships will enjoy fame and stardom for a little longer. We have no doubts that rumors about Snapdragon 805 equipped Galaxy S5 are going to start making rounds in the coming days.