The new 800-series chip has four processors.
Las Vegas, United States (ANTARA News/Xinhua-OANA) - Qualcomm, the world`s largest maker of mobile-phone chips, unveiled two new chips with high performance on Monday.

The Snapdragon 600 and 800 series chips are geared at premium mobile and computing devices. Paul Jacobs, the CEO of the San Diego-based chipmaker, introduced the new chips in a keynote speech ahead of the opening of international CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas.

The new 800-series chip has four processors, each capable of running as fast as 2.3 gigahertz. It has 75 percent more horsepower than Qualcomm`s old fastest model. That makes it fast enough to record and playback ultra-HD video.

It does not consume more power, so the battery life should be the same, the company said.

The International Consumer Electronics Show kicked off here on Sunday with a preview exhibit and trend watch.

The week-long event is America`s largest trade show and one of the most important tech events globally, drawing thousands of attendees and exhibitors peddling everything from smart phones and HDTVs to coolest gadgets based on the digital lifestyle nowadays.

Most of the world`s biggest high-tech and electronic companies have joined the event to showcase their newest technology and share their understanding of the business trend. Market forces and consumer dynamics behind the technology will also be revealed at the event to people`s expectation.

According to the CES 2013 preview and trend watch, the major force for the consumer electronics market for the following five years lies on mobile devices, like smart phones and tablets, as more and more people and households are moving toward a fast-paced and mobilized lifestyle.

Experts predicted that revenues for smart phones and tablet computers in 2013 could reach 37 billion U.S. dollars and 36 billion U.S. dollars respectively. This will account for 50 percent of the entire tech device sales.

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