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

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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16 Comments

1. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Wow Factor

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Spooky, on a couple levels.

15. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

3. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Snapdragon..woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!​!!!!! MediaTek GETLOST.

4. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Well, color me IMPRESSED!

5. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

The G2's successor should employ this beast.

12. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

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

6. Carlitos

Posts: 669; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Argh can't keep track of all its features

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Innovation at it's finest.

11. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Exactly, that's a awesome feature

10. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 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?

13. jackto

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

daredevil

14. joseram695

Posts: 79; Member since: May 28, 2012

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

16. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

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

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