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.

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Five times the focus

Phones and tablets using this chip could do some neat things with photography, like let you focus in five different areas of the screen after-the-fact.

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Depth map

This heat map actually segments the seashell image into five zones. Tap on any area within each zone to reset the focus.

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Better gestures

Another post-processing trick lets you select the subject you want to highlight (green) from the background (red.) You can use broad strokes, so you won't have to worry about leaving a limb behind.

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Go nuts with effects

After that, you can play around with background color...

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Keep experimenting


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Filters galore

...and other wacky filters. You'll also be able to apply different focus points here.

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Gaming graphics

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.

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Clearer text

4K resolution means that fine lines, text, and characters appear much sharper and easier to read.

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Side-by-side, kind of

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.

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