Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 850 processor for Always Connected Windows PCs

Qualcomm has announced a new Snapdragon 850 processor at Computex that will only be used in Windows 10 Always Connected PCs. The Snapdragon 835 was the first to offer Always Connected capabilities for Windows computers, and the SD850 is essentially a successor to it with various performance upgrades. 

In fact, Qualcomm claims the 850 has 30 per cent improved performance, 20 per cent better battery life, and 20 per cent faster peak gigabit data speeds compared to the Snapdragon 835. It has some similarities with the Snapdragon 845 that has been used in the majority of Android flagships this year, such as being built on the same second-generation 10nm process. It also shares the same X20 modem for mobile connectivity, but ultimately, Qualcomm says it’s by far more tuned to performing PC activities compared to the 845.

Always Connected PCs allow them to be just that. This means they can always be connected to either a Wi-Fi or LTE mobile data connection to receive notifications and…

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