CES 2014: Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 802 for TVs and 4K Displays and 602A for Android Running Cars

By Vivek

One of the most popular and efficient smartphone chipset maker, Qualcomm has officially unveiled its latest Snapdragon 802 processor that is designed exclusively for streaming 4K content on your televisions and Snapdragon 602A chipset to improve the infotainment in cars.

CES 2014: Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 802 and 602A Chipsets


Snapdragon 802

With the success of the company's Snapdragon 800 chipset, Qualcomm also announced its snapdragon 805 chipset couple of months ago. Now the latest Snapdragon 802 SoC comes with a quad-core CPU that shares most of the features of both Snapdragon 800 and 805 Chipsets.

The latest Snapdragon 802 chipset comes with a quad-core Krait 1.8 GHz CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, two-stream, dual-band 802.11 ac connectivity, AllJoyn integration and Snapdragon's studio access content protection feature. It also features an integrated DSP for Dolby Digital and DTS. The Snapdragon 802 targets the next generation of smart TVs and 4K displays.

Tim McDonough, Qualcomm's VP of Marketing reportedly said that apart from streaming 4K content on your televisions, the chipset will also bring a much improved app experience. Further, Snapdragon 802 can also be built into both TVs as well as set-top boxes as well. The most likable feature of the SoC is that it features a video processing engine, which will convert 1080p content to also Ultra HD content.

Snapdragon 602A

As said earlier, the Snapdragon 602A SoC is more confined to the infotainment system in automobiles. The chipset comes with a quad-core Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU and features Hexagon DPS, integrated GNSS baseband processing and additional cores for high performance audio, video and communication in cars. It will support automobiles integrated with Android and QNX software packages.

The Snapdragon 602A will offer an 802.11ac modem, Bluetooth LE 4.0, an Adreno 320 GPU, and integrated Gobi 9×15 multimode 3G/4G-LTE modem in a single package. The company has made the SoC in such a way that it it will scale the temperature, longevity, quality and reliability in the car as well.


Both of these chips are designed to pack enough power for gaming and other high-end media functions, though the use cases are extremely different.

The Qualcomm's Snapdragon 802 SoC is expected to arrive in the TVs later by the end of 2014, while the company will start sampling the 600A chipset in cars by the end of first quarter. The company hasn't announced any new vehicle partners so far.

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