Qualcomm on yesterday, June 4 has announced its new Snapdragon 850, and that Samsung is already a customer providing free wireless data for the devices based on the SoC. It is Qualcomm’s effort on boosting its mobile technology while rivaling the dominator Intel.
Samsung will bring a new device based on the chip, which is to debut within this year. Its free data service will be offered to American users via Sprint Corp. starting today, June 5. This is for the always-connected PCs, and similar offers will be brought to other countries via respective local carriers, as Samsung and Qualcomm said.
The new Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform features the Qualcomm AI Engine and the cutting-edge Snapdragon X20 for future devices. It is designed to support up to 30% system-wide enhancement of performance. It also triples over the previous generation in AI performance. Additionally, it can offer up to 1.2 gigabits per second LTE connectivity speeds. The battery life will offer up to 25 hours of constant normal usage.
As compared to the current 14nm solutions, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 platform brings 10nm leading node efficiency and will let the devices to be sleeker, more portable and fanless. Its new and improved features can result in enhancements on voice, camera, audio, graphics, and battery life.
Furthermore, it brings Windows 10 experience for users, with the likes of Cortana, security, and of course entertainment. The Win10 devices fueled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 will have sales beginning later in 2018. Stay tuned for more details as they surface!