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Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 800 at CES 2013

  • Qualcomm Inc., the leading cellphone chip-maker, introduced a lineup of chips that could have smartphones recording videos in Ultra HD very soon. At its CES preshow keynote, Paul Jacobs, the CEO of San Diego-based Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon 800, the latest processor designed to boost the performance of most smartphones which use the old top-of-the-line chip, Snapdragon S4, by up to 75%. Built around the Krait 400 CPU, the Snapdragon 800 may achieve speeds up to 2.3 GHz. It was built to deliver a 4K video experience without compromising on battery life. Cellphones powered by the Snapdragon 800 will be capable of supporting HD audio and 55 MP cameras.

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