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Submitted by RogueCheddar 207d ago | news

Qualcomm demos 4K Android gaming tablet at MWC 2014

"The first Android tablet equipped with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 805 processor was on-hand at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona." (Android)

dcj0524  +   207d ago
That's MIGHTY impressive.
vishmarx  +   207d ago
except,who in their right minds,pray tell,would be willing to develop quality 4k games on a phone/tablet?
its always been all about the $2 games.not hardcore gaming.
besides how many 4k games do we have even on PC?
Talidan  +   207d ago
Just about all of them are 4K on PC.

I don't think you understand entirely what 4K gaming is. All the textures and visuals put into a game have nothing to do with the output resolution of a device. Yeah, it can make it more difficult to output a graphics-intensive game at 4K, but that's still on the device, not the game.

Angry Birds can be 4K just by outputting the game to the proper resolution, though in some respects it IS up to the developer how it will look in the end.

If you take an old game with 256x256 textures, you can still output the game to 4K, things just won't look as pretty (not that they would with textures like that on 1080p anyway)

There aren't "4K games" like there are 4K movies when it comes to PCs, and probably mobile since most devs don't keep a standard like consoles due to the crazy variety of screen resolutions available. 4K movies are that way just because there's the one disc that gets produced for a movie that has to conform to a standard.
Pandamobile  +   207d ago
You do realize that 4K is merely a standard resolution, and really doesn't require anything of developers to support, right?

In most game engines, resolution is just a variable that scales the rest of the game with it.

What that means is that once 4K devices start hitting the market in volume, they'll have a huge amount of retroactive support.
vishmarx  +   207d ago
@Pandamobile
just because you can set it to 4k doesnt mean it is 4k quality.doesnt mean it can run it the way its supposed to.use an emulator to run a ps1 game at 8k maybe?so its the most advanced game in the world.?
half the video cards on the market barely run 4k videos properly. a few games like bf 4 and crysis barely meet the 4k standard and not more than a mere fraction of gaming pcs can do that at full speed
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3-4-5  +   207d ago
Yea but graphics aren't far enough along to REALLY make use of 4k resolution like we will see 7-8 years from now.

Still looks good though.
AnEwGuY  +   207d ago
How can you have 4k content on a small screen? Do they use micro pixels or something? You can't even buy a 1080p TV that's less than 32".
Pandamobile  +   207d ago
Dat pixel pitch.
BillJr106  +   207d ago
Galaxy note 3 and S4 are 1080p phones
AnEwGuY  +   207d ago
That doesn't answer my question, but thanks anyway....
microgenius  +   207d ago
AnWeGuY
I have a 26" bravia LCD and yes it is 1080p
STK026  +   207d ago
While 4K content on a smartphone or a tablet may seem overkill, and in a way, useless as there are currently no commercially available smartphone/tablet with a 4K screen, they are coming. Samsung has plans to have mobile devices with 4K screens in 2015 (although the lack of resolution upgrade on the Galaxy S5 could indicate that Samsung's road map may be delayed by a year or two).

Furthermore, I would presume the biggest use for the 4K capable SoCs is for streaming medias on a TV. As for physical controls, it's basically up to a manufacturer to design a device with physical controls, or use a third party controller.

When you think about it, Nintendo or Sony could use a very similar SoC in their next handheld.
HighResHero  +   207d ago
It won't run any demanding games at 4K unless they are streamed from somewhere else.
Agent_hitman  +   207d ago
I like Qualcomm and it's Snapdragon microprocessors.. I'm very excited for this.
cyhm3112  +   207d ago
I guess the majority of people including gamers don't know graphics is not only about resolution. You can absolutely make a 4K game for PS3 or xbox360, but it won't look NEARLY as good as a 1080p game on PS4. And because of this, some company like Qualcomm can try to fool some customers to buy their products by making their processor look so powerful playing 4k games.
Valkyrieone  +   207d ago
4K tablet. Still can't play PS2 games...

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