Qualcomm is holding its second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii. At the beginning of the conference, the chipset company announced the Snapdragon 845. Cristiano Amon, executive VP of Qualcomm Technologies was joined on the stage by Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO. Jun said the next flagship the Xiaomi Mi 7 will be among the first smartphones, powered by the new SoC.
The Snapdragon 845 is built on the same 10 nm process technology like the current Qualcomm star – the Snapdragon 835. It will still support Gigabit LTE speeds thanks to the X20 modem. What is different though, is the new chip will also run laptops and convertibles.
ASUS and HP officials said that in the early months of 2018 we’ll see the first portable computers that will support “all-day battery life and thin, sleek and fanless PC design, all while incorporating Windows 10.”
Detailed specs were not revealed, but Amon said they will be introduced today at a separate keynote.