Faster graphics; faster WiFi; lower powerdrain; etc. Snapdragon 800 specs: »
At least two companies, if not more, are expected to announce powerful new mobile devices built around Qualcomms Snapdragon 800 chip.
Sonys Xperia Ultra and LGs G2 may or may not fully utilize the chips functionality.
For example, the Snapdragon 800 supports much higher resolution video capture: Enough to display such content on a UHD HDTV if you have one. That means stills of up to 21 megapixels or video at 4,000 x 2,000 pixels. The chip can also push a lot of pixels on a screen too, supporting displays up to 2560 x 2048 or sending 1080p video wirelessly through Miracast. A new Adreno 330 graphics chip is expected to boost visual performance by 50 percent from the prior version; when combined with the display tech it should offer some excellent gaming opportunties.
From a wireless perspective, 802.11ac Wi-Fi is natively supported, offering faster speeds and greater range for those with a compatible router. I upgraded to one of these routers earlier this year and see a noticeable boost with devices that support the standard.
Qualcomm also includes its Quick Charge 2.0 technology, which it says charges devices 75 percent faster than phones or tablets without the feature.