Snapdragon 805 Powered Developer Tablet Costs $800, Shipping This April

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 801 SoC might be the fastest kid in town, but a new monster is waiting to be unleashed. Enter the Snapdragon 805, which surprisingly was announced before the S801, but is yet to make its formal debut with a product. Of course, we are sure that multiple high-end tablets and Smartphones based on this chipset are in the works, none of them are expected to land sooner than the end of Q2, or early Q3 2014. However, as a developer, you can get to work by developing apps and games that push those four Krait 450 cores, clocked at 2.7 GHz, and the new Adreno 420 GPU, starting late April.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 805-based development kit is a high-end tablet that puts any other to shame. For $800, you get 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM, a 10-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) display, a 13 MP rear camera with 4K recording, a 2 MP front camera, a pair of infrared 3D front cameras for gesture recognition (cool!), 64 GB of internal storage and vanilla Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. Unfortunately, the tablet comes with a measly 3,400 mAh battery, meaning you will have to keep it on charge using the DC-in and power brick, just like a laptop, for most of the time.