Qualcomm presents Snapdragon 850 mobile platform for Windows 10 PCs

Qualcomm for IoTQualcomm Technologies announced its a joint effort with Samsung Electronics to integrate the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform, featuring the Snapdragon X20 and Qualcomm AI Engine in a future device.

Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile business unit, Qualcomm Technologies, said: “Our work with Samsung is important to deliver the next generation of Always On, Always Connected PCs to consumers.”

The Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform is designed to support smartphone features in the PC and to connect to LTE or Wi-Fi.

The architecture is engineered to support up to 30 percent increase in performance and up to 3x AI performance over the previous generation, as well as up to 1.2 gigabits per second LTE connectivity speeds and up to 25 hours of continuous usage or multi-day battery life under normal usage conditions.

Qualcomm said the Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform allows for sleeker and more portable, fanless designs for mobile customers, compared to current 14nm solutions. The Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform can support on-device experiences for AI, and users can expect camera, voice and battery life enhancements.

Windows 10 devices powered by the Snapdragon Mobile Compute Platform are expected to be available in retail later this year.