Qualcomm on Monday at CES 2014 announced a couple of new processors that will equip different kinds of devices, including 4K TV sets and cars with smart features. These are the Snapdragon 802 (for TVs) and Snapdragon 602A (for cars), and are extensions of their respective families of processors found in many smartphones and tablets.
The Snapdragon 802 will bring 4K video streaming support to Smart TVs, alongside other features including audio control, support for gestures and facial recognition, as well as multitasking support that includes playing games while video conferencing, browsing the web while watching a movie, playing up to four HD videos on the same TV set or sharing content with other connected mobile devices. The Snapdragon 802 packs a 1.8GHz quad-core Krait CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi support, StudioAccess security and a custom Android Software Framework based on KitKat.
The Snapdragon 602A processor will allow automakers to offer smart features to their future cars models including infotainment, navigation capabilities, hands-free and in-car Wi-Fi support, as well as advanced features based on gesture and facial recognition and natural voice recognition. The Snapdragon 602A packs a quad-core Krait CPU, Adreno 320 GPU, Hexagon DSP sound, integrated GNSS support, additional high-performance audio, video and communication cores, Gobi multimode 3G/4G LTE support, dual-band 802.11 ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE 4.0 support. The chip integrates Android and QNX OS support, although it can run other operating systems.
The two new processors will begin sampling in early 2014, and will be included in TVs and cars at some point later this year.