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Qualcomm just announced a new tier to its top of the line Snapdragon 800 processor, the all new Snapdragon 805 is designed to deliver super high-quality mobile video, imaging and graphics experiences at Ultra HD (4K) resolution, both on device and via Ultra HD TVs.  The new chip also features the new Adreno 420 GPU, with up to 40 percent more graphics processing power than its predecessor.  The Snapdragon 805 processor is also the first mobile processor to offer system-level Ultra HD support, 4K video capture and playback.

In terms of CPU performance, the Snapdragon 805 sports a Krait 450 quad-core CPU, which clocks in at speeds of up to 2.5 GHz per core, plus offers insane memory bandwidth support of up to 25.6 GB/second.  Like the Snapdragon 800, the 805 offers a LTE Cat 4 modem and wireless 802.11ac.  Needless to say this thing sounds like a beast.

“Using a smartphone or tablet powered by Snapdragon 805 processor is like having an UltraHD home theater in your pocket, with 4K video, imaging and graphics, all built for mobile,” said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and co-president, QCT.

You can expect to see the new Snapdragon 805 start showing up in devices in the first half of 2014.

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