It become a busy day in Maui as Qualcomm kicked off this year’s Snapdragon Tech Summit. The San Diego chipmaker announced a two-in-one pc form factor powered by means of the Snapdragon 835 that has some large identify hardware companions like Asus and HP at the back of it. The company additionally used the chance to tease its newest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 845.
details are nevertheless fairly scarce, however the business established rumors that the chip is due out in 2018. The 845 is practically certain to turn into ubiquitous on high-end flagships next yr, taking the area of the 835, which changed into introduced this time closing 12 months and powered practically each high-conclusion handset for the subsequent 365 days.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took to the stage nowadays to announce that his business’s subsequent top class handset would run on the chip. that you would be able to are expecting a number of other large identify Android hardware companies to follow swimsuit quickly after. Samsung, Google and LG all built 2017 flagships across the chip — although these businesses may also neatly just wait for their subsequent product announcements to throw their weight at the back of the 845.
The chip is frequently present in other, non-Android devices, as well, together with windows 10 PCs, amongst others. And given the enterprise’s embrace of VR headsets with the 835, I wouldn’t be too surprised to look the 845 shooting up in some of these, as neatly.
without divulging too a whole lot within the approach of specs, Qualcomm SVP Alex Katouzian highlighted a few of the key focuses for the chip, including imaging/video processing, AI, VR/AR and battery existence. In different words, exactly what one would predict from the subsequent technology flagship chip from the company.
We’re prone to hear a lot more concerning the chip tomorrow, on day two of the summit, so reside tuned.
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