Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to Feature ISP


Qualcomm has announced that its upcoming Snapdragon 820 chip will feature Spectra camera ISP (Image Signal Processor). The chip is expected to be launched in first half of 2016.

The new ISP feature to be added to the chip will enable users to capture DSLR quality images from cameraphones, claims the company.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to feature ISP

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to feature ISP

“The ISP will allow its use in dual-sensor setup, handling one 25MP or two 12MP sensors at 30fps. According to the company, support for 14-bit sensors will allow users to capture more natural skin tones on human subjects. In addition, the flexible hybrid autofocus framework and multi-sensor fusion algorithms will allow for applications in next generation computational photography,” said the company in a statement.

Tim Leland, Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm noted, “We are significantly enhancing the visual processing capabilities of Snapdragon to support next-generation user experiences related to computational photography, computer vision, virtual reality and photo-realistic graphics on mobile devices, all while maximising battery life.

Tags: Image signal processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Spectra camera ISP