Qualcomm already announced their new Snapdragon 805 processor for smartphones and tablets, and now the company has announced another new processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 802.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 is designed to be used in smart TVs and set top boxes, and this new processor offers support for Ultra High Definition TV.
“In addition to offering our expertise in the smartphone space, we also are introducing capabilities specific to the smart TV space, which enable our customers to redefine the smart TV category by combining the best of both TV and smartphone experiences,” said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and co-president of QCT. “Combining the efficient integration of our Snapdragon processing and connectivity components with Qualcomm Technologies’ demonstrated expertise in Android will enable the ultimate home entertainment experience with compelling new ways to watch, play and interact.”
On the hardware side, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 features a quad core 1.8GHz Krait CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU, it also features a HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) processing engine to upscale 1080p content to Ultra HD quality.
Qualcomm have said that they will start to work with TV and set top box manufacturers shortly on the Snapdragon 802 processor and expect the first devices to launch later in the year.