Apr 24, 2017 05:08 AM EDT
It is a given that Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most impressive smartphones in the market currently. And running on a powerful processor makes it all the more enticing to customers all over the world.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is known to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. Recent reports from ZDNet reveal just how powerful this chipset is. Qualcomm reportedly confirmed that the Snapdragon 835 can power Windows devices. Furthermore, Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm CEO indicated that the Windows 10 devices based on Snapdragon 835 SoC will be available in stores in the fourth quarter of this year.
Last year, Microsoft and Qualcomm announced a new line of always-on cellular Windows 10 PCs powered by Qualcomm's ARM chips. Further reports claim that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which currently powers Samsung Galaxy S8 will also soon run a full Windows 10 desktop. It will also support Win32 applications via emulator and universal Windows applications.
So far, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset powers both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and the newly revealed, Xiaomi Mi 6. However, no news for PCs yet. Nevertheless, incorporating smartphone technologies like Gigabit LTE and battery-saving efficiencies to lightweight mobile PCs is Qualcomm's vision for their chipsets. These PCs will be designed to be always-on and always-connected to a network.
In addition, BGR also indicates that these developments bring about excitement for the future of PCs. With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 as the fastest chip currently for Android devices, more efficient and faster versions will certainly be introduced in the coming years. Speculations suggest that Qualcomm is confident that its ARM chips can run PCs and that news can get customers all the more excited. At this point, there are no further details yet as to who will be making the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 for Windows 10 PCs. We will most likely know more in the coming months. For the meantime, customers can experience its power and performance through smartphone devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8.
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