Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 805 chipset is one of the most anticipated pieces of silicon of this year and the first table with the SOC is expected to go on sale later this month. But before you get all excited, the device is aimed towards developers and will cost a whopping $800.
The device is referred to as the Mobile Development Platform Tablet (MDP/T) by Intrinsyc, the company manufacturing the slate. It’s based on 32-bit architecture and comes with quad Krait 450 cores that can go all the way up to 2.7GHz and it packs the Adreno 420 graphics that support 4K UHD resolution. Apart from the latest processor, you also get other top-tier components as well as Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
The Snapdragon 805 MDP tablet dons a 10.6-inch WQHD 2560 x 1440p display on the front, while a 13MP camera with 4K video capture is placed on the rear. There are dual lenses near the display for 3D capturing and gesture recognition. On the inside, you get 3GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, 64GB of eMMC 5.0 storage and a 3400mAh battery. The tablet also offers a wide catalog of sensors which are necessary for developing different types of applications.
The Snapdragon 805 chipset is expected to be commercially available during H2 2014 and we’ve already started seeing devices based on the SOC. Samsung is working on a high-end smartphone which could be a variant of the Galaxy S5 and Qualcomm is prepping its processor for use in WP8.1 handsets.
We wouldn’t recommend buying the Snapdragon 805 developer tablet from Intrinsyc, but if you’ve got the money to spare and really want to experience the capabilities of the ultra HD chipset, then hit up the product page to order a unit. Deliveries are expected to commence by the end of the month.