Qualcomm just announces Snapdragon 850 processor at Computex which is specially made for Windows 10. SD850 will be of course a much faster than SD845 with cutting-edge Qualcomm AI engine. Qualcomm is even claiming that the processor will be three times better in comparison with its previous generation in terms of performance. What is interesting here is that Qualcomm is partnering with Samsung this time. Samsung will be amongst the first few companies if not the first company to release always connected PC powered by SD845.
“Building on the portfolio of Always on, Always Connected PCs established over the past year, we are thrilled to work with Samsung to help offer consumers true mobility combined with the productivity and entertainment features of Windows 10,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile business unit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “To truly expand this category, our work with mobile leaders like Samsung is important to help us deliver the next generation of Always on, Always Connected PCs to consumers.”
Much like the last iteration, the newly announced processor will provide the luxury to OEM to build sleeker and fanless design with improvements in AI, camera, voice and of course battery enhancements. Speaking of battery, the new SD850 will have 25 hours of battery life with continuous usage. Remember ‘the continuous usage’ comes with an asterisk sign!
“At Samsung, we understand the unique needs of our consumers and aim to create new innovations to support their ‘on the go’ lifestyle,” said Kyungsik Choi, executive vice president and head of strategic marketing office, mobile communications business, Samsung Electronics. “This collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and their Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform will allow us to provide always on, always connected mobile computing experiences for our customers.”
It is worth taking note that Windows 10 on ARM completely missed the SD845. After SD835, Windows 10 will be running on SD850 straightaway. You can check out Qualcomm’s blog right here for more info.