In an announcement at Computex 2017 in Taiwan, Qualcomm said that they will be entering the mobile PC arena. Soon enough, it is said that we’ll be seeing Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 PCs.
The Snapdragon 835 chipset that would grace upcoming PCs would not be the same as what we have on flagship smartphones like the Xperia XZ Premium or the Essential Phone. The company did not disclose a lot of information about the processor in the works. However, they said that it’ll provide a “sleek, thin, and fanless” experience. They also stated that it will have a “beyond all-day battery life”.
Also, having a Snapdragon chip will give a lot of smartphone-benefits to the PC. For one, Windows 10 machines can enjoy ultra-fast LTE speeds thanks to Snapdragon 835’s X16 LTE modem support. Gone are the days where laptops are solely dependent to WiFi.
And since there’s going to be a SoC that can power both a smartphone and a PC, we can expect a lot of hybrid devices in the future. Devices that have a small body of a smartphone, but has the horsepower of a personal computer.
Qualcomm said that top brands like ASUS, HP, and Lenovo are on board with them. The three leading names in the PC industry will be the first OEMs to produce Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 PCs in the future.