Qualcomm held the high-end mobile device segment tightly in the past year, with majority of the premium devices touting its Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 800 processors. Late last year it unveiled the Snapdragon 805 chip but it hasn’t made its way into any device as yet. The release is scheduled for the first half of 2014, but it is not known for sure right now which device will be the first to tout this new chip, and when exactly it’s going to be released. A Japanese website claims that Qualcomm revealed off the record at CES this week that the first Snapdragon 805 device is going to be released in May.
Unfortunately there’s no mention of a manufacturer and the device in question, so for all we know, it could be a smartphone or tablet developed by any OEM. Whatever it ends up being, the Snapdragon 805 will surely pack a mean punch as compared to the existing Qualcomm MSM8974AB processor. The Snapdragon 805 touts four Krait 450 cores that can be clocked up to 2.5GHz.The Adreno 420 graphics processor will aid in streaming, decoding and encoding in 4K. Apart from a handful of other enhancements, the processor will also bring image processing improvements to the smartphones and tablets that run on it. Could the first device be the Samsung Galaxy S5?
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