Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform for Windows 10 devices

Brad Stephenson

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform for Windows 10 PCs

Qualcomm today announced its Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform, a new chip designed exclusively for Windows 10 devices with a strong focus on Always On, Always Connected computers.

The Snapdragon 850 boasts a 30 percent increase in performance, three times the AI performance, and a 20 percent increase in battery life and Gigabit LTE speed compared to its predecessor.

In an official announcement, Qualcomm Technologies’s senior vice president and general manager, mobile business unit, Alex Katouzian, enthused the benefits this chip will bring to new devices in the near future. “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.”

“Always On, Always Connected” refers to the relatively new type of computer that doesn’t completely shut down instead staying connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network even when asleep to allow for constant connectivity, similarly to how a smartphone works.

Demand for Always On, Always Connected Windows 10 devices has already begun to increase with Amazon, just today, giving current hardware in the category a big push.

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