Mysterious Snapdragon 805 2K Windows Device Shows Up In Benchmarks

What, is it time for surprises, already? Qualcomm has been pushing for the 4K standard for a few months now. Since last November in fact, when it unveiled the Snapdragon 800 processor capable of handling Ultra HD 4K resolution video.

An equally interesting variant is the Snapdragon 805 processor for tablets that can play and steam video to televisions at this dense a resolution.

Now a new Windows powered device has shown up that is powered by the Snapdragon 805, though it features a really odd pixel count of 1422 by 800. But there’s the real mystery — the screen resolution is cropped, and chances are that the full resolution might well be 2560 by 1440 pixels.

This Windows powered device has shown up here on GFXBench, by the way.

It is called “Qualcomm LIQUID”, and although there is no mention of the Snapdragon 805, it is listed with the Adreno 420 graphics processor, which is exclusively paired with the abovementioned processor.

The big question here is the fact that what version of Windows is this device running, Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows RT. The benchmark show no information about the manufacturer, or what flavor of the operating system that this device is running.

Which is to say that there is an equal chance this could be a phone, or it could be tablet. With BUILD 2014 kicking off tomorrow, we just might find out more about it, fingers crossed.

Please Leave Your Comments Below...

  • Wayne S

    It’ll be interesting to see whether this is a phone or a tablet. I’m leaning tablet. However, I don’t really understand the technical jargon, so who knows.

    • Sally Black

      I’m with you on both things, Wayne! I think it may be a tablet too, but it’s nothing more than a hunch. Much like you, I don’t understand the numbers and technical terms, I just enjoy the end result! 🙂

  • Emily W

    I have no clue what anything in that table says. Lol. I am curious to see whether it’s about a phone or tablet though. I hope this is addressed at BUILD.

  • Jake

    That pixel count is strange. Hmm. If I had to guess at this point, I think it’s the 8.1 phone. I think this will be discussed tomorrow at Build. We’ll see.

  • Jason Claven

    The snapdragon 805 is extremely impressive. I love the technology that enables. I have high hopes for this mystery.

  • Bill Franklin

    2k device sounds like it’ll be a phone. I think a tablet would have 4k. However, it is all speculation at this point. I will see what is revealed tomorrow. I’m sure you guys will post about it!

  • Ted Smith

    “Qualcomm LIQUID,” huh? I kind of like that name. We will find out the details tomorrow, hopefully.

  • Ray C

    Whatever it is, I’m sure sure it will be good