Snapdragon 805 camera features: OptiZoom, Action Shot and Chroma Flash [videos]

by: Chris SmithJanuary 4, 2014

A few days ago a publication showed us some of the Snapdragon 805’s features in short video demos, and now it’s time to look at three new videos coming officially from Qualcomm to demo some of the camera features of the new flagship mobile processor, including OptiZoom, Action Shot and Chroma Flash.

With OptiZoom (video above), users will be able to lock an object that the phone’s camera will automatically zoom in, and adapt the zooming as the object moves around.

With Action Shot, the Snapdragon 805 processor can lock on an object and track it within the frame. Furthermore, the user can set up a line on the screen, and once the tracked object passes that line, the camera will automatically record video.

Finally, Chroma Flash will let users take two almost simultaneous pictures of an object, one with flash and one without flash. The processor will then combine the two images, offering a final image that has the “sharpness and clarity and bright color tones from a picture with the flash, coupled with the natural colors of a picture without a flash.”

The previous videos, recorded by Engadget, showed how Snapdragon 805-enabled devices will be able to let the user change the focus of pictures, and demoed 3D video output, graphics improvements and 4K video playback – check them out here!

  • Guest123

    until I see these features working in the real world and actually working, I’ll consider them gimmicks.

  • Arturo Raygoza

    sounds good

  • monkey god

    some point and shoot cameras already have a feature like chromaflash where it takes a picture with and without flash and merges them.

  • AndroidBoss

    So is 805 all about camera features? Hope there is more to it.

    • Jayfeather787

      Adreno 420 and slightly higher processor clock speed (2.5 GHz). That is it. Same Krait 400.

      • Tcv4

        They’re calling it krait 450 as it has seen a few tweaks. One thing that caught my eye was improved energy efficiency. I’m wondering if the reason that they’re still using krait 4xx is because of the power consumption on the gpu side. I could be wrong though as they did a similar thing not too long ago, although with their gpu. Early dual core snapdragon s4 cpus featured adreno 225 gpus. Maybe we’ll see a 1000 (or whatever they call it) with 64 bit computing later this year(I doubt it, but you never know).

        Here’s a link to anandtech’s coverage on the snapdragon 805:

        • Jayfeather787

          Oh thanks for clearing that up. Makes me want a Snapdragon 805 even more :)

  • Luka Mlinar

    Features are as useless as is his haircut.

    • needa

      Says the Samsung loving troll.

      • Luka Mlinar

        What does this have to do with Samsung?

        • needa

          nothing. it has to do with you making a statement about useless features. samsung = king of useless features.

          • Luka Mlinar

            Of course Samsung are the kings of useless features but i still don’t how you jumped to that and why i’m being called a Samsung fanboy.

    • Chroma Flash seems like it could be really nice for some use cases but otherwise I agree.

  • Suryawan Pranata Suryawan

    is that galaxy note 12.2 pro? thats kinda weird qualcomm prototype with physical button…

    • Markus

      I believe that’s just a stance

      • Markus


  • sammidam

    mmmh.. okay.

  • SG

    tegra 4 copycat!!!