Qualcomm has just presented a brand new processor straight out of its labs, the Snapdragon 850 . It is intended primarily for computers running Windows 10 with the Always Connected function. Samsung has announced that it plans to launch a device using the new chip in the coming months.
Contrary to what one might think, the Snapdragon 850 is not intended for smartphones.
In fact, with this new processor, Qualcomm wanted to allow computers and hybrid machines running Windows 10 to take advantage of functions usually specific to phones.
A Snapdragon 850 designed for our computers and hybrid machines
However, the founder did not really start from scratch to design this new chip and the latter is thus derived from the Snapdragon 845. It takes over the CPU, but also the GPU.
On the sidelines, Qualcomm has still made some adjustments to adapt the chip to the uses induced by our ultrabooks.
The Snapdragon 850 will thus be equipped with a modem capable of reaching a speed of 1.2 gigabits per second and a use of 25 hours. The firm has indeed reduced the energy consumption of its chip in order to allow manufacturers to preserve the autonomy of their computers and their hybrid machines. Thanks to this SoC, manufacturers should therefore be able to launch products capable of operating for around 20 hours without interruption.
Samsung is working on a computer powered by this new chip
Performance is not left out and the Snapdragon 850 would thus offer increased computing power. Qualcomm mentions an improvement in its performance of around 20% in its press release.
The founder also announced that his new chip will be marketed before the end of the year. Samsung, for its part, was quick to react and the Korean giant thus made it known that it intended to manufacture and market a computer operator. It will undoubtedly not be the only one to do so since Lenovo, Asus and HP are also very present in this segment.
It would therefore be logical to see the arrival of new machines exploiting this SoC in their catalog and this news may not please Intel.