Qualcomm has been among the biggest names when it comes to the world of smartphone processors. The company has helped power hundreds of millions of smartphones, and is now eyeing at bigger things. In a recent announcement made at the Computex event at Taipei, Microsoft and Qualcomm are now working together to bring Windows 10 PCs powered by Snapdragon 835 processors.
The Snapdragon 835 is the processor that powers many flagship phones of the year including the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. HP, Lenovo and ASUS will be the first three companies to come out with 2-in-1 convertible devices that would feature this chip. As of now no specific time frames have been allotted. The companies said that they will ensure Windows 10 runs exactly as it is on traditional PCs, and most existing software will work seamlessly. Qualcomm has shown off a motherboard which is physically smaller than that required by its competition.
The performance on these Snapdragon 835 powered PCs is expected to be similar to that of Intel’s Gen-Y processors. This will be the first such incidence of Snapdragon 835 powering a PC! The PCs that would be launched would come with a SIM card slot allowing the users to insert their SIM cards and use 4G internet directly on their laptops. Zuckerberg had pointed out earlier this year that the lines between devices are blurring, and this is indeed happening.
It was at the same event that another major name when it comes to processors that power PCs, Intel announced their gen-next processors - the Intel i9 processors. The most powerful of its variants is an absolute beast of a chip and would come with 18 cores, 36 threads! It was indeed a good event for the world of computing and the next few months would be interesting as these devices would officially launch!