It’s been a while since Qualcomm last announced any addition to its already existing line of top-tier SoCs. The company today unveiled the Snapdragon 805 SoC (system on chip), the SoC is advertised as being designed to deliver the ‘highest quality mobile video, camera and graphics’ and it already seems that it won’t disappoint!
The SoC will feature four Krait 450 cores capable of reaching speeds of up to 2.5GHz while being able to communicate with memory at a whopping 25.6 GB/s. The latter is apparently based on the previous Krait 400 design coupled with improvements at the silicon level but offers more performance for less power consumption (possible die shirnk?). That, accompanied with the new Adreno 420 GPU will deliver native ultra-HD support followed by 4K video capture support and playback.
The SoC will also feature an improved camera image signal processor (ISPs) allowing ‘superior performance, multitasking, power efficiency and mobile user experiences’ as the new release notes.
The chip also bundles the 4th-gen multiband Gobi LTE MDM9x25/MDM9x35 modem for up to 150/300 Mbps LTE-A download speeds, followed by Wi-Fi/ac and low-power Bluetooth 4.0 support.
The actual SoC listings and technical details have not been made public for the time being but we’re likely looking at a beefed up Snapdragon 800 design accommodating several new elements and changes. The Snapdragon 800 tier will further be expanded with around 5-10 more MSM SoCs in the near future.