Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 tablet set for April release

Qualcomm's latest processor chip, the fire-powered Snapdragon 805, is expected to be made available within the coming weeks. The first tablet to be equipped with the upgraded technology will initially be offered exclusively to developers, with orders likely to be shipped out by the end of April.

In terms of spec, the list is substantial and impressive in equal measure. The 805 processor itself consists of a quad-core CPU with a top speed of 2.7GHz, whilst also integrating an Adreno 420 GPU.

The tablet will then be armed with (take a deep breath); 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 2560 x 1440 10in display, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 4K video recording, a microSD card slot, HDMI and USB ports and a fingerprint scanner on the back. On the front, there are also two further cameras; one able to capture 3D gesture input and the other a simple 2 megapixel camera.

The only slight concern is that this mighty tablet will be powered by just a 3,400 mAh battery.

Recent reviews have noted substantial improvements in performance when compared to the previous Snapdragon 800 processor, although the true success of this latest piece of high-tech gadgetry will be based upon how it measures up to its main rival, Intel's Moorefield processor, which was announced earlier this year.

The tablet will be priced at a cool $799 (UK price not available yet).