It was a busy day in Maui as Qualcomm kicked off this yr’s Snapdragon Tech Summit. The San Diego chipmaker introduced a two-in-one PC type issue powered by the Snapdragon 835 that has some large identify companions like Asus and HP behind it. The corporate additionally used the chance to tease its newest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 845.
Particulars are nonetheless fairly scarce, however the firm confirmed rumors that the chip is due out in 2018. The 845 is nearly sure to grow to be ubiquitous on high-end flagships subsequent yr, taking the place of the 835, which was launched this time final yr and powered almost each high-end handset for the following 12 months.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took to the stage immediately to announce that his firm’s subsequent premium handset would run on the chip. You may count on loads of different large identify Android corporations to comply with swimsuit quickly after. Samsung, Google and LG all constructed 2017 flagships across the chip — although these corporations could effectively simply wait for his or her subsequent product bulletins to throw their weight behind the 845.
The chip will seemingly be present in different, non-Android units, as effectively, together with Home windows 10 PCs, amongst others. And given the corporate’s embrace of VR headsets with the 835, I wouldn’t be too shocked to see the 845 popping up in a few of these, as effectively.
With out divulging an excessive amount of in the way in which of specs, Qualcomm SVP Alex Katouzian highlighted just a few of the important thing focuses for the chip, together with imaging/video processing, AI, VR/AR and battery life. In different phrases, exactly what one would count on from the following technology flagship chip from the corporate.
We’re prone to hear much more concerning the chip tomorrow, on day two of the summit, so keep tuned.
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