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The MHL Consortium has outdone itself with their latest technology mega specification, now perhaps setting the spec at a very future proof level (shall we say at least until 2020?), supporting up to 8K at 120fps, with up to 40W for power charge, delivering higher resolution, faster frame rates, support for the upcoming USB Type-C (dual side reversible) connector for up to 8K 60fps output from a phone (wow wow!). For the first time, MHL also introduces a new superMHL connector for 8K TVs (as in the first 8K TV from Samsung shown at CES). The SuperMHL spec is for mobile devices, set-top boxes (STBs), Blu-ray players, Audio/video recorders, HDMI sticks and other source devices to TVs and monitors, as SuperMHL should be included in most future FHD/4K/8K TVs, PC Monitors, MHL has shipped in over 750 Million devices thus far. The new SuperMHL spec is also offering wider color gamut, deeper colors (to reduce color banding), high dynamic range (HDR) supported through signaling and through higher bandwidth.
At $199/199€ with 5" FHD, runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 which Archos says is about 25% more performance than an Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 smartphone. It has LTE dual-sim, NFC, MicroSD, 2GB RAM, removable 2700mAh battery. Archos also shows their 69€ Windows Phone, 119€ MT6582 Archos 50b Platinum, Archos 101 Oxygen with FHD 10.1" aluminium casing on RK3288 with 7000mAh at 199€. Archos 101 Platinum 10.1" HD and their 7" Windows Intel Tablet at 119€.
6" 2K OLED, Octa-core 64bit quad-A57 quad-A53, fingerprint, 13megapixel camera, it's a special development phone for developers to optimize their apps for 64bit big.LITTLE ARM by Qualcomm, with Snapdragon 810 devices to be available soon (check back for more on Snapdragon 810 soon), Qualcomm also has a reference Snapdragon 810 Tablet with a 4K display, with 4 speakers, 9 microphones, ultrasound, HDMI, USB3, dual-3D infrared gesture cam for 3D scanning, first mobile device with DDR4 ultra high speed RAM memory. This is the Snapdragon 810 Mobile Development Platform for $999. You can read more about the 810 Smartphone and Tablet development platform here: https://developer.qualcomm.com/mdp-810-tablet-mdp-810-smartphone
Inforce Computing is a Qualcomm partner who makes small form factor single board computers (SBCs) and system on modules (SoM) for the embedded space with Snapdragon 805 and Snapdragon 600 processors, here showing some of the boards that they do. You can read more about their $149 Snapragon 600 development board here: http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/moreinfo/inforce6410.html and their $249 Snapdragon 805 development board here: http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/moreinfo/inforce6540.html
Qualcomm launches their Snapdragon 810 64bit APQ8094 octa-core with Quad ARM Cortex-A57 and Quad ARM Cortex-A53 in big.LITTLE. This development board has USB 3, USB 2, HDMI, UFS, audio, bluetooth antennas, GPS antennas, seria ATA, PCI Express, etc. You can read more about it here: http://shop.intrinsyc.com/products/dragonboard-development-kit-based-on-the-qualcomm-snapdragon-810-apq8094-processor
This is possibly the future of Android. Mantis Vision shows their amazing technology creating 3D from cameras with infrared beam/sensors in real-time using the Nvidia Tegra K1 powered Project Tango based tablet as Google's development platform. Mantis Vision is changing the way the world creates, uses, and experiences in 3D. Imagine transforming everything you film with your smartphone into a 3D model and adding it all in real-time to a user-generated streetview of the world indoor and outdoor. Mantis Vision provides the 3D sensing platform, consisting of flash projector hardware components and Mantis Vision’s core MV4D technology which includes structured light-based depth sensing algorithms, bringing this amazing technology to the mass market. Through Project Tango, can be used for indoor navigation, augmented reality, indoor position estimation and more.
I take the Camel across the desert outside of Marrakech Morocco, here are two video samples filmed in 4K using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Powered by MHL 3
This video was filmed using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that records 4K video, this is the built-in 4K encode at 50mbitps, using the built-in microphone. Perhaps there is some good Bluetooth Microphone system that could be used for lapel-microphone and for handheld microphone, perhaps also a good shotgun microphone. Let me know in the comments if you know any good of these that could be used with 4K smartphones to record highest quality audio. I also would like to upgrade my camera on the steadicam to 4K, I like the idea of perhaps trying out the Samsung NX1 that can encode 4K in H265 at 40mbitps, or perhaps I'll wait for some other high performance 4K H265 camera, the idea being for the 4K footage to be compressed well enough in the camera so that the videos can be uploaded to YouTube directly. It seems though that http://youtube.com/editor doesn't support 4K rendering yet (meaning that when someone tries to join/split 4K videos with YouTube editor, it outputs only a 1080p maximum file? Can someone please report this to Google? Otherwise perhaps there would be a camera to offer native 4K H265 in-camera basic join/split editing, perhaps even also with support to automatically add intros, outros, overlay transparent watermark branding (even animated watermark branding). Dual SD card recording for backup (when SD cards break, which has happened too often for me).
Cubot S308 is 5" HD IPS MT6582 with 2GB RAM. Cubot S222 is 5.5" HD IPS OGS with 1GB RAM. Then they have a 4G Qualcomm based smartphone and they will also start selling MediaTek's 4G solutions next month. Cubot sell about 100 thousand phones per month.