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Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chipset for Windows 10 devices launched

by AshwinJune 5, 2018

Mobile SoC giant Qualcomm, has just launched the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chipset for Windows 10 devices. This processor is a modified version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is the current flagship processor used on 2018’s mobile devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S9, OnePlus 6, etc.

The new Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform, as it is being called, will be available soon. Anyone interested in a Microsoft Surface powered by Snapdragon 850? We are looking forward to the rumored dual screen Microsoft Andromeda tablet, which supposedly will be released in Fall 2018.

Back to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chipset for Windows 10 devices, this 10nm processor is not a PC exclusive SoC. It will power computing devices too. The Snapdragon 850 offers 30% better performance, 20% more battery life and efficiency than the Snapdragon 835, thanks to the octa-core Kryo 385 CPU which is clocked at 2.95 GHz, and the new Qualcomm Hexagon 685 vector processor. Qualcomm says this helps the chipset to deliver up to 25 hours of video playback or multi-day battery life on a single charge.

The company has kind of taken the Always Connected, Always On feature to the next level with Instant On, meaning your device is ready to use whenever you are, with no delays. You can play games, watch movies, or use your device for work in an instant. The chipset also offers AI and Voice User Interface features for advanced computing. The GPU supports Open GL ES 3.2, Open CL 2.0, DirectX 12 and Vulkan which offers a premium gaming experience.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chipset for Windows 10 devices

The SD850 has an all new Qualcomm Aqstic Audio along with the aptX audio technologies which can support aptX HD, virtual surround sound, DSD (direct stream digital) formats, total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD + N) and High dynamic range

In terms of connectivity, the chip supports Wi-Fi (2×2 MU MIMO 802.11ac), Gigabit LTE, Bluetooth 5, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS. The X20 LTE modem in the chipset is capable of 1.2Gbps download speeds and 150 Mbps uploads speeds, which is 20% faster in terms of LTE speeds, compared to the last gen chip’s modem’s limits. and the Hexagon 685 DSP. The Qualcomm Spectra 280 ISP allows cameras to record videos in 4K resolution at 60fps. Devices which are powered by the Snapdragon 850 chipset, can make use of the Quick Charge 4.0 charging technology to charge the batteries very fast in a short time.

Also, if you already have a Windows 10 computer running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, don’t forget to check the recently released VLC ARM64 version.

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