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Jan 8 2013   4:08PM GMT

2.3Ghz – Snapdragon Quad Core – 4k Video – Mid 2013

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Wow… just think a phone that can shoot 2160p video at 30 frames per second, by the middle of 2013… Qualcomm is looking to increase overall performance by 75% with its Snapdragon 800 processor.

Here are some features.

  • a shift to a 28nm HPm (“High Performance for mobile”) fabrication process
  • an upgraded Hexagon V5 digital signal processor
  • the adoption of 800MHz LPDDR3 memory to match up to the PC-like 12.8GB/s bandwidth of Samsung’s Exynos 5
  • an all-new Krait 400 architecture running at higher clock speeds of up to 2.3GHz
  • an equally new Adreno 330 GPU that’ll offer a double helping of compute power

This makes you wonder, will they make screens more dense, do you think its feasible to put a 2160p screen on a phone? You wouldn’t be able to see pixels anymore at that point… but if they can do it then why not? I sure wish they would improve batteries as quickly as they do processing power! Now that would be innovation.

Look forward to more posts in the coming future about these new SoC chips, which phones they are used in and how they will improve our lives. 🙂

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