Qualcomm demonstrated a preliminary version of HEVC (ITU-T/MPEG High Efficiency Video Coding) video on an Android tablet at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.
In the demo, Qualcomm showed a side-by-side comparison of AVC and HEVC video on an Android tablet powered by a current-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor running at 1.5GHz. The video, showing race cars peeling around a track, played at a bit rate of 610 kilobits per second on HEVC compared to 1,183Kbps for AVC. The size of the video file itself was 3.10 MB for HEVC vs 6.01 MB for AVC. Each video had 800x480-pixel resolution.