Android Devices Will Get 4K UltraHD Video This Year

We have been hearing about the 4K UltraHD video from Qualcomm for quite some time. The company showed it off, running on the Snapdragon 800 chip, at both the MWC and CES events this year. Now, Qualcomm has stated that the technology will land on Android devices this year.

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4K UltraHD video is the height of visual pleasure – at least the sort that depends on the clarity and pixel-density of a given video. The technology derives its name from the fact that it packs four times as many pixels as can be seen in 1080p videos. In other words, it clocks at a whopping resolution of 4096 x 2304, which is kind of mind-blowing.

What is even more mind-blowing is to consider the possibility of watching this technology work on a mobile device! Qualcomm has clearly stated that it expects the new technology to be “available in commercial devices by mid-2013.”

Since many Android vendors depend directly on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line-up to power up their smartphones, we can rest assured that the Android arena will soon have many top-end smarphones, featuring Snapdragon 800, and running the eye-popping 4K Ultra HD videos. Naturally, we can’t wait for that to happen.

Meanwhile, you can get a taste of what a 4K UltraHD video looks like by watching the video posted below. It shows Qualcomm showing up the technology at this year’s MWC show:

Courtesy: Android and Me

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Salman Latif is a software engineer with a specific interest in social media, big data and real-world solutions using the two.Other than that, he is a bit of a gypsy. He also writes in his own blog. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter .

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