Qualcomm 805 – more power and dedicated imaging processor, could we see it in 1020’s successor?

| November 22, 2013 | 10 Replies

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Whilst WP doesn’t “need” the latest and greatest chips to be faster and lag free in daily operations compared to rivals, when it does get some high end chip loving, reviewers are saying it feels blindingly fast – with the only limitations on speed being transitions itself.

Nokia’s Lumia 1520 features the Snapdragon 800 processor – an incredibly fast quadcore chip. The next one up was recently announced – the Qualcomm 805 with Adreno 420 GPU. Up to 40% MORE graphics processing power.

In terms of imaging, it can crunch even more data, all the better for the computational imaging fun that Nokia loves so much. There’s said to be enhanced dual camera image signal processors for better performance. Hopefully faster start times and faster shot to shot times too? The dedicated camera processor signifies the importance of imaging in smartphones. Yet again something some folks denied simply because it was something Nokia was ahead in (and those naysayers always like to put pro nokia things down). GSMA says that will be significantly increasing camera speed and boost imaging quality. The inbuilt gyro sensor is also used to stabilise photos in low light. “Superior memory bandwidth of more up to 25.6 GB/second”

These chips run at 2.5GHz, quadcore and able to stream higher quality video and lower power with sharper resolution photos in low light and advanced post processing features.

Devices with this are expected around January/February for announcement and availability perhaps in the first half of 2014. WP8.1 Lumias? The 1020 successor that is said to already be in the works?

Sources: CNet/ GSMA

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