Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset to enable 200MP smartphone photos

The Snapdragon 865 chip also supports 8K video capture and promises 35% better power efficiency

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset to enable 200MP smartphone photos
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Qualcomm has unveiled its new flagship processor, the Snapdragon 865 chip, which promises big improvements in smartphone camera performance, speed and AI.

Chief among the Snapdragon 865’s new specifications is a Spectra 480 image signal processor. Qualcomm says this supports speeds up to 2 gigapixels per second.

This will enable smartphones using the Snapdragon 865 chip to record 8K video, 960fps slow-motion video (at 720p) or capture images with a staggering 200-megapixel resolution.

Qualcomm says the new chipset will also support video capture with Dolby Vision HDR.

Qualcomm has also introduced its fifth-generation AI Engine to the 865, which is said to be twice as powerful and provides 35% better power efficiency.

The first phones containing the Snapdragon 865 chip are expected to be released in 2020.

Via The Verge

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