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MDP Developer Tablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Available Now for $799

April 3, 2014 - Written By Nick Sutrich

Are you a developer or are just a consumer looking for the latest in cutting-edge tablet hardware?  Want that stock Android experience without all the crap software but with plenty of other features?  Looks like you might be in luck today, especially if you’re ready to drop $799 on said tablet experience.  Qualcomm, maker of chipsets for just about every big-name phone out there, releases developer editions of its newest hardware platforms months before they actually ship in production consumer devices.  The Snapdragon 805 is the latest and greatest from the chipset maker and is slated to be put into probably every top-of-the-line Fall 2014 phone and tablet, and in order to maximize the experience consumers have with devices powered by the Snapdragon 805 Qualcomm is now selling the developer tablet featuring said chipset.  This thing is literally packed to the gills with just about every feature you could think of and then some.  We’re not just talking the latest and greatest in speed and processing power, but also some incredible graphics capabilities as well.  The Adreno 420 GPU packed inside supports geometry shaders and hardware tessellation, meaning you’re going to get a near-gaming PC level experience with the visual quality on your games with this thing.  That’s all running on a 10.06″ 1440p (2560 x 1440) QHD screen with 10-point multitouch support.

Also inside you’ll find 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, which is the fastest available on any mobile platform to date, as well as 64GB of eMMC 5.0 storage and removable microSD card support.  On the input end you’ll find a physical home button for all you button purists out there, as well as a fingerprint scanner for good measure.  The MDP developer tablet features a bevvy of sensors too, including amient humidity, temperature and pressure, and 7 mics for full support of the Fluence Pro ultrasound pen.  Speaking of sensors the front-facing camera might just be your standard 2MP size, but right next to it is a fancy new dual-3D gesture camera with IR LED built in.  The rear camera is also a full 13MP with flash, meaning this is one of the few tablets out there that might actually take good pictures, and it even records 4K UltraHD video too.  That means the next-generation of gesture controls will be super accurate and responsive when utilized correctly.  The MDP Tablet kicks sound quality up a notch too with the latest Hexagon QDSP6 V5A audio processor that supports not only 5.1 surround sound but 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus and DTS, and also features stereo speakers on the back of the unit.  All this comes running on the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, and is ready for you to either develop for or just plain enjoy.  This is a pretty killer hardware platform and likely represents what we’ll be seeing from manufacturers in a few months, so hit up the source link below to grab your very own.

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