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Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 supports Ultra Sound NotePad, recognizes real pen-on-paper writing in real time

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 supports Ultra Sound NotePad, recognizes real pen-on-paper writing in real time
The Snapdragon 805 chip will end up in some of the hottest smartphones and tablets of the year (we’re already hearing rumors about it powering the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One+), but Qualcomm is only just starting to show its true potential.

Now, Qualcomm lifts the veil over one more new feature of the Snapdragon 805 called Ultra Sound NotePad. Behind that sophisticated name lies an exciting new possibility - being able to write or draw with your pen on a regular piece of paper, and having your nearby laying tablet picking all your creations. The video demonstration below is mind-blowing, showing how you can write on a Snapdragon 805 tablet with a regular stylus, and then showing a person jotting down something on a piece of paper, and the tablet copying it to the tee in real time.

How is this even possible? The magic hides in microphones placed in the tablet. These microphones pick up ultrasonic vibrations from the pen and the Snapdragon chip is then able to decipher them into an accurate copy of all that’s written. This should be huge for students and artists, take a look at the video demo right below.



source: Qualcomm

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posted on 06 Jan 2014, 06:51 6

1. VJo003 (Posts: 325; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Wow Factor

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 07:03

2. AfterShock (Posts: 2806; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Spooky, on a couple levels.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 21:22 2

15. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Especially if a friend of yours starts drawing penises next to your tab.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 07:24 1

3. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Snapdragon..woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!​!!!!!

MediaTek GETLOST.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 07:39 1

4. jromy (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


Well, color me IMPRESSED!

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 07:43

5. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


The G2's successor should employ this beast.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 10:46

12. renz4 (Posts: 228; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


isn't that LG next flagship rumored to use LG home brew SoC?

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 08:29

6. Carlitos (Posts: 327; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


The note series is incredibly accurate with spending wrting. So if the note 4 has this or will be awesome

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 08:31 1

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5801; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


This is what happens in a market where there is competition - the manufacturers fight tooth-and-nail to develop new features/functions for the toys they are selling.

Magic 8 Ball says Qualcomm has a great year in 2014.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 08:39

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 724; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Argh can't keep track of all its features

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 08:58 1

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8306; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Innovation at it's finest.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 09:25

11. Killertech2099 (Posts: 141; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Exactly, that's a awesome feature

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 09:24

10. xfire99 (Posts: 515; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Very cool feature, but I dont really know what kind of usages it have and not just for show off?
Since it use microphones pick up ultrasonic vibrations from the pen and means need in very quiet envirvoment for accuracy. Also u need to be close to the tab/phone for this to works?

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 12:25

13. jackto (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


daredevil

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 13:20

14. joseram695 (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 May 2012)


I want this on my next phone now! Since I love to draw so much, bye bye S4

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 03:26

16. jeff1434325 (Posts: 94; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


This is pure AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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