Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 805 And Gobi 9×35 Chips

Posted Nov 21, 2013

On Wednesday, Qualcomm announced a couple of new processors.  This includes the Snapdragon 805 and the Gobi 9×35.

The Snapdragon 805 was designed to support 4K video (Ultra HD TVs).  The Snapdragon 805 is Qualcomm’s highest-performing chip so far.

The Gobi 9×35 is Qualcomm’s fourth-generation 4G LTE modem chip.  The chip also runs 3G and other wireless technologies. Qualcomm also announced a new RF transceiver chip known as the WTR3925.

The Gobi 9×35 is the first cellular modem created at 20 nanometers (billionths of a meter) designed by Qualcomm. The small size will enable implementation into thinner and lighter devices.

“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,” stated Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president at Qualcomm Technologies. “Coupled with our industry leading Gobi LTE modems and RF transceivers, streaming and watching content at 4K resolution will finally be possible.”

Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 800 and 600 line of chips at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this past January.  One of the newest Qualcomm processors is used in the iPhone 5s.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 has the company’s new Adreno 420 graphics processor.  Qualcomm said that it is the first mobile processor to offer 4K/Ultra HD support, 4K video capture/playback, enhanced dual camera image signal processors for better performance, multitasking, and power efficiency.  The chip has 4 cores and hits speeds of up to 2.5GHz per core.