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 kind issue powered by the Snapdragon 835 that has some large title 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 turn out to be ubiquitous on high-end flagships subsequent yr, taking the place of the 835, which was launched this time final yr and powered practically each high-end handset for the subsequent 12 months.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took to the stage at this time to announce that his firm’s subsequent premium handset would run on the chip. You’ll be able to anticipate loads of different large title Android firms to observe go well with quickly after. Samsung, Google and LG all constructed 2017 flagships across the chip — although these firms could properly simply wait for his or her subsequent product bulletins to throw their weight behind the 845.
The chip will probably be present in different, non-Android gadgets, as properly, 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 stunned to see the 845 popping up in a few of these, as properly.
With out divulging an excessive amount of in the best way of specs, Qualcomm SVP Alex Katouzian highlighted a number of 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 anticipate from the subsequent era flagship chip from the corporate.
We’re more likely to hear much more in regards to the chip tomorrow, on day two of the summit, so keep tuned.
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