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New Qualcomm Laptop Chip To Debut Late This Year

Claimed to offer faster data speeds and better performance, Qualcomm has unveiled its new Snapdragon 850 processor – its first chip specifically made for laptops. Incorporated in the new Windows 10 Always Connected PCs, the devices are set to launch later this year.

The new 850 succeeds the former Snapdragon 835, which offered a more smartphone-esque experience in a PC environment, and overall weaker devices.

Unveiled at Computex 2018, Qualcomm unveiled its first chip specifically made for laptops.

The new 850 claims to offer a 30% increase in device performance, whilst supporting the capture and playback of 4K videos. As and added sweetener, battery life is claimed to increase by 20%.

Qualcomm states its PC partners will incorporate and launch laptops with the new 850 processor by the end of the year.

A to be announced device from Samsung will reportedly also feature the new chip.

 

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