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Qualcomm Spectra 380 Launched: World’s First ISP With Integrated AI

Yesterday in Hawaii at the Snapdragon Technology Summit, the long-anticipated Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 was launched. While the new chip brings various substantial changes (from significantly more accurate GPS to the first new 2.4 GHz WiFi version in a decade, to 5G cellular connectivity), the discussion keeps coming back to imaging and the massive improvements that...

UHD Premium Video Recording Brings Lifelike Colors to Snapdragon 845 Devices

As display densities approach an inflection point, companies have started looking for new ways to improve image quality -- specifically in the areas of color space, contrast ratios, and high dynamic range (HDR). With the announcement of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and the Spectra 280 Image Signal Processor (ISP) at the Snapdragon Technology Summit on...

Qualcomm’s Second-Gen Spectra ISP Brings Massive Improvements to Smartphone Photography

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii on Wednesday, Qualcomm finally took the wraps off its newest Snapdragon Mobile Platform: The Snapdragon 845. A crucial component of the new system-on-chip is the Spectra 280 Image Signal Processor (ISP), the co-processor that accelerates on-device processing. It's been redesigned from the ground up in the Snapdragon...

Qualcomm Spectra 2nd Generation Announced for 2018 Phone Cameras – Better Noise Reduction & EIS, Iris Scanning, AR

One of the most important features of a smartphone for many users is the camera, and the brain of those cameras is the Image Signal Processor (ISP). The ISP plays a critical role in image quality, autofocus speed, and almost every part of camera performance. Today, Qualcomm is announcing their next leap forward in the...