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Qualcomm shows camera improvements coming with Snapdragon 805

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Qualcomm shows camera improvements coming with Snapdragon 805
The recently unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 is already rumored to power one of the hottest devices of 2014 like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One+, but did you know it brings more than just more computing power? At CES 2014, Qualcomm will be showing exactly that - live demos of how Snapdragon 805 enhances the camera experience on mobile devices.

The chip brings support for three features that are particularly interesting. The first one is called Chroma Flash and will enable good looking low light images. You know how cold, unnatural and just bad images look when you fire up the flash, don’t you? The scene gets lit, but all the pleasing tones are gone. Chroma Flash aims to fix that as it takes two pictures - one without a flash and the other with - and combines them to make one shot that has both the nice lighting of the flash image and the pleasing colors of the non-flash picture.

Another new camera feature in Snapdragon 805 is touch to track. You can touch an object to keep it always in focus with a feature called Action Shot, or you can touch an object, and have your camera keep the frame zoomed on it as you move it around with the feature OptiZoom.

We’ll be looking to seeing those demos live at the CES showroom floor, but right now you can see the official demonstration videos shot by Qualcomm itself right below.


source: Qualcomm

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posted on 05 Jan 2014, 11:22 1

1. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


How becomes imagination technology never advertises about there product, even though they are way much better than Adreno...

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 11:27

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2110; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Cause like you said, they are better and need no ads and brags to sign lucrative deals.

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 11:31 7

3. Shatter (Posts: 1997; Member since: 29 May 2013)


No ads/brags = public doesn't even know they exist.

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 11:41

5. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


So why don't every company use PVRSGXR on there devices, instead off Adreno. Either cause it has a all in one combined SOC-Cpu+Gpu+Lte....

But Apple iPhones are seperate, A7Cyclone+PvrsgxR+Lte

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 11:50

7. pwnarena (Posts: 843; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


they're not selling their products to the public but to manufacturers/businesses. they only have to do presentations to these mftrs/biz to sell. besides, most buyers are not concerned about these components. they only likely rely on the ads of the products that make use of these components.

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 11:39 6

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1334; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I would love to have 4,7" 720p device with Snapdragon 805 and stock Android. Won't happen propably :)

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 11:47 1

6. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


The S800 cab be clocked to 2.5Ghz as the S805, and just raise the GPU on the Adreno330, which is clocked at 440, all you have to do is Root, and overclock the Gpu to max 700, that will give you arounfmd near enough 150Gigaflops vs standard 110Gigaflops. But i think this what your hoping for is the SonyZ1mini.

I would love the Tegra5 A57 at 2.5Ghz like the S805 speed, but i think it eould be on a 18Nm vs 28Nm.

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 11:50

8. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 357; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


805 is more than just speed improvements, besides an 800 is more than capable of running 720p faster than any flagship in 2013 and probably most of them in 2014

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 12:02 1

10. user996 (Posts: 181; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


you increased clock seed and now you have potential explosives in you pocket. it can lag because of heat. device can melt literally

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 13:18

14. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


What u talking about..
I have the S4 Korean S800 version, iv'e clocked the CPU to 2.6Ghz, and raised the GPU to max 700Mhz. I don't see the phone melting at all, it does reach temperature upto 115F, but that's when playing heavy games like, Wilblood, RealRacing... Games that are 500+Mb and takes up 100+ Mb of RAM.

I'm not complaining, so why would others....? Even if they do, try ignoring the section. That's what i do. I use a case, so i hardly feel anything.

So how do you think S805 has a 40% better GPU than the A330...? Simple, they alterd voltage settings, idle, settings,floating settings, there is floating point, cutrent voltage heap settings, VmHeaptools settings, try ecperiment yourself, that's what Qualcom did...

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 12:37 2

12. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 775; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


This is stupid honestly, the S800 is throttling a lot on its stock form why even overclock it? So you can have a theorotical higher peak performance but lower overall performance because of the huge throttling that will occur because of the insane heat because of the GPU being clocked that high? Battery drain should be pretty on that.

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 11:55 4

9. Amir1 (Posts: 257; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


sony made the Z1 mini especially for you.

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 12:51 1

13. ihavenoname (Posts: 1334; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Almost... I was just thinking perfect compromise of performance, screen size and PPI. Like almost everybody, I'm waiting for this years ultra-high res-screens, too. But yeah, Z1 Mini is beast.

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 12:32

11. nexusdude (Posts: 147; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


Ah, the music. So good.

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 16:08

15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I can see the next generation 1020 using this chip... If only they would build a Lumia device with a 6.3" screen, and the latest version of the 41mp camera.. Sounds 805 worthy to me..

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 16:37

16. victory_zhou (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)


Hey yo, actually phonearena got talk about this section which is do we really need the quad and octa core processor, as i agree cos my BlackBerry q10 use the snapdragon s4 plus and 2gig ram, like when playing real racing 3, it dun really get hot unless you play it for 1h, and mid range processor also improve the battery life

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 16:47

17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


There's nothing wrong with having a quad, or octacore, processor as long as the OS is optimized to take advantage of the extra resources only when it can translate into real life, noticeable, performance improvements... That's why I was never opposed to WP having dual, or quadcore, processors,, because of MS history with optimization, and hardware acceleration, with WP.. If there is any advantage of a octacore processor then a good OS will benefit from the extra power, while remaining as efficient as possible.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 02:00

18. zachattack (Posts: 543; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


HTC One + is going to take 2014 by the rear while samsung sinks into obscurity, everyone wave to samsung .waves.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 03:26

19. Tomfromsouth (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Hmmm, I don't know, these feature seem pretty lame to me. Perhaps the flash capture might be useful. But based on their demo I wasn't blown away, so real world performance is probably a lot less.

Maybe its early days but I'm way more excited for Nividia is going to bring this year. I hope Qualcomm after a strong year isn't slipping into complacency...

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