Hands-on: Qualcomm’s 4K reference tablet and the Snapdragon 805 processor [VIDEO]
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that mobile tech is advancing fast. With Android tablets now hitting the market with 2K resolution displays, we’d guess that it wont be very long before 4K displays soon becomes the norm.
Qualcomm sees that future closing in fast and while touring the halls of Mobile World Congress, we came across the chipset manufacturers new 4K reference tablet. Running a Snapdragon 805 SoC, Qualcomm wants the world to know that when 4K devices inevitably hit the market, their Snapdragon 805 processor is already waiting for them.
To demo the GPU prowess of the Snap 805, Qualcomm provided a demo of Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5 running in native 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160). We took the game for a spin in our hands-on video to see how well the 805 would hold up and surprisingly, the 805 didn’t even break a sweat. Frame rates remained exceptionally smooth, with no discernible stutter or dips in frame rate during gameplay. Qualcomm also pointed out that none of the games they were demoing were even optimized for 4K resolution or the chipset, a testament to the 805′s beefy GPU.
You can expect Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 equipped Androids to officially hit the market later this year, with rumors that the first device could arrive as early as May. Our hands on video can be found below.