Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor announced for Windows 10 PCs

Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform for Windows 10 PCs.
Samsung is the first OEM to implement the Snapdragon 850 for Always-on, Always-Connected User Experiences. The Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform features the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem and the Qualcomm AI Engine in a future device.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor announced for Windows 10 PCs


Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform is designed to support after smartphone features in the PC and to stay connected to LTE or Wi-Fi so users can receive notifications and have their data virtually always synced on the go. It packs power-efficient architecture and is engineered to support up to 30% system-wide increase in performance and up to 3X AI performance over the previous generation. It supports up to 1.2 gigabits per second LTE connectivity speeds.It is designed with 10nm leading node efficiency and also supports on-device AI and users can also expect camera, voice and battery life enhancements.

4 x Kryo 385 Performance CPUs at 2.96GHz,  4x Kryo 385 Efficiency CPUs
Integrated X20 LTE modem with Global Mode
Cat 18/13 speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps down/150 Mbps up via 5x carrier aggregation
Support for Qualcomm TruSignal adaptive antenna tuning, High-power transmit (HPUE)
Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU
Supports up
Ultra HD Premium video playback and encoding @ 4K (3840×2160) 30fps, Slow motion HEVC video encoding of FHD (1080p) up to 120fps, H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP9, DisplayPort over USB Type-C support
Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec, and speaker amplifier, Qualcomm aptX audio playback support: aptX Classic, aptX HD, Native DSD support, PCM up to 384kHz/32bit
Qualcomm Spectra 280 Image Signal Processor with Single HFR 16 MPix camera at 60fps ZSL, Dual 16 MPix cameras at 30fps ZSL, Single 32 MPix camera at 30fps ZSL, Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR) with accelerated image stabilization, Hybrid Autofocus with support for dual phase detection (2PD) sensors, Ultra HD Premium video capture @ 4K (3840×2160) 30fps
Hexagon 685 DSP with Hexagon Vector DSP (HVX), Hexagon Scalar DSP (Audio), Hexagon All-Ways Aware Hub (Sensor)
Qualcomm Wi-Fi 802.11ad Multi-gigabit, Wi-Fi integrated 802.11ac 2×2 with MU-MIMO, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60 GHz, Bluetooth 5
GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, Low Power Geofencing and Tracking, Sensor-assisted Navigation
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile business unit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc said:

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. 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.

Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform devices with Windows 10 will be available later this year. In a different note, Qualcomm has also announced a joint effort with Sprint to offer its customers free unlimited data in 2018 with AutoPay on Qualcomm Snapdragon Always Connected PCs from Asus, HP, and Lenovo. Snapdragon 850-powered PCs will be available later this year.


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