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Snapdragon 800 Processors – Accelerating the Pace of Ultra HD Adoption?

Jan 8, 2014

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The rate of adoption of 4K Ultra HD home displays, if not the evolutionary pace of the entire Ultra HD ecosystem, may be accelerating because of mobile devices powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 800 processors.

Snapdragon 800 and the Ultra HD ecosystem

May 14, 2018 | 2:12

How’s that?  

Snapdragon 800 processors are designed to enable smartphones and tablets to capture and play back video in Ultra HD resolution.  Snapdragon 800 processors can enable this because of unique technical advantages like having dual image signal processors (ISPs), which allow for devices to capture and process massive quantities of visual data input very quickly. It's as if users of Snapdragon powered Ultra HD enabled devices are carrying with them not only a 4K surround sound theater, but also a 4K video camera—virtually everywhere they go.

That means users can enjoy 4K movies on Ultra HD displays virtually everywhere they go with Ultra HD enabled devices like the Snapdragon 800 powered Samsung Galaxy Note 3. One can imagine that users of such a device could end up consuming more Ultra HD movies as a result.

Those same users can also enjoy Ultra HD video they’ve captured themselves with their Ultra HD enabled device. They’re not limited to only viewing professionally produced Ultra HD movies. One can imagine that this revolutionary ability for users to generate their own Ultra HD video content could actually lead to increased consumer interest in Ultra HD displays. That consumer interest is no longer limited to the availability of or interest in Ultra HD movies from the major studios.

So it’s easy to see how the rate of consumer adoption of 4K displays may increase since users can enjoy both types of Ultra HD content, both studio and user generated content. And it may be that the evolutionary pace of the entire Ultra HD ecosystem will accelerate because of user generated Ultra HD content along with increased consumer interest in Ultra HD home displays. And this could result in more Ultra HD content from the big film studios, which could lead to even more interest in home displays, which could lead to lower priced home displays, which could lead to more Ultra HD TV content…  You get the picture. Bottom line, more Ultra HD enabled smartphones could mean more Ultra HD content, which could very well mean increased consumer interest in 4K home displays.

How can I help?

Check out our smartphone device finder and tablet device finder on Snapdragon.com to find out more about Snapdragon 800 powered devices with Ultra HD support like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. You might even consider getting your own Snapdragon powered device with Ultra HD support—and do your part to accelerate the evolutionary pace of the Ultra HD ecosystem.

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