Yesterday I scribbled a bit about Qualcomm’s new naming convention, which tells us to prepare for the Snapdragon 200, 400, 600 and – best of all – 800.
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs has been jawing a tad more about the Snapdragon 800, and reckons it’ll power devices with 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) support. Like, this year.
While many question the need for 1080p, certainly on smaller screens, Jacobs reckons we should in fact brace for 4K UHD. Sweet Moses.
Speaking to Pocket-lint, Jacobs reveals that there are 50 or more quad-core Snapdragon 800 devices pencilled in for the latter half of 2013, many of which (tablets, realistically) will have better-than-1080p displays.
"There are a lot of devices in the pipeline that use Snapdragon 800, so I guess I should say 'stay tuned'," Jacbos told the lintmen. "This year we'll start to see those devices."
Bolder still, Jacobs claims that the Snapdragon 800 will create a new breed of “premium” devices. “They’ll be right at the top,” screamed PJ.
Is it just us, or is smartphone and tablet technology getting a little ahead of itself? Coming next week: octo-core and 8K UHD devices.