In addition to making phones and tablets that use it faster, Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 805 chipset also makes images and graphics clear, sharp, and easier to manipulate than before.
4K resolution and more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 chipset is the next big thing for top-tier smartphones and tablets, bringing higher-resolution everything to the screen, gaming, and photos. Here, a 4K resolution tablet is mirrored onto a 65-inch TV. In person, the right side of the screen (4K resolution) shows much more detail than the 1080p side on the left.
Graphics in the Adreno 420 GPU that pairs with the 805 processor ratchets up the detail in graphics as well, as seen on this animated image of a hornet. On the left, you see the insect, and on the right, you see the cramped polygons that signal the increased level of detail.
In person, the 4K tablet on the left made it much easier to read the finely printed menu. However, the tablet on the right is already at a disadvantage for pixel density, since the screen is both larger and has a lower display resolution.