Qualcomm TBA Chipset Shows Why Speed Isn’t the Most Important Factor

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, which will feature a 64 bit capable octa-core processor will feature several goodies besides just delivering raw processing speed. Initially, there were rumors suggesting that Qualcomm was due to overheating and GPU driver issues, but Qualcomm was quick to lash out at these rumors, stating that it will be producing its chipsets on schedule. Starting off, the new chip will actually support 4K resolution displays, compared to its previous other chipsets, which only had the capability to stream ultra HD resolution content.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset picture

In addition to the 4K resolution support, the Snapdragon 810 will also provide support for Miracast. Miracast is similar to the AirPlay application that users use to stream content from their mobile devices from other products. While this leans on more as a gimmick than an actual useful feature, the one department where we feel the Snapdragon 810 has done remarkably well is severely alleviating the terrible quality of smartphone camera zooms. Supporting the Corephotonics’ dual-lens camera, optical zooming will now be possible on mobile devices. In order to demonstrate this feature, the company used computer photography to combine the final result that stemmed from two camera lenses in order to achieve a near perfect 3x zoom in photographs.

Unfortunately, Qualcomm will not introducing the new technology in the Snapdragon 810 because there are several areas where the technology can be improved significantly. Qualcomm has stated that it will be showcasing the zoom technology at MWC 2015 so other rivalling companies will be able to witness just what is in store from one of its closest adversaries in the mobile industry. HTC’s One M8 featured this particular technology, but since it was only in its nascent stage, its potential could not be harnessed properly.

However, it will be a treat to watch the zoom technology going all out at the event. Are you excited to see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 in action? Let us know in the comments below.


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