It is a day of Always Connected PC announcements in Maui, Hawaii. HP Envy x2 is the third product announced at the Qualcomm s Snapdragon Summit 2017. Microsoft and Asus have already announced their respective Always Connected PCs and the Envy x2 is HP’s Windows 10 powered detachable tablet PC powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Also Read - 89% gamers in India prefer PC gaming over mobile gaming: Reveals HP Gaming reportAlso Read - COMPUTEX 2021: Intel launches two new 11th Gen U-series processors
Design wise, the HP Envy x2 features an aluminum surface. It is slim with a thickness of just 6.9mm and weighs less than one kilogram. HP also mentioned that the Envy x2 comes with the longest battery life on any detachable PC. It also comes with a rear camera with 3D capabilities, and a front camera for video calling. Also Read - Google gives another reason to consider Snapdragon-based Android devices
As the Envy x2 runs on Windows 10 OS, you get all the goodies of the operating system such as Office 365, Cortana, apps support, and more. Other details such as price and specifications scarce at the moment. The Envy x2 will be available starting Spring 2018.
Besides the connected PCs, Qualcomm also officially announced the next-gen Snapdragon 845 SoC that will be powering the flagship Android smartphones of 2018. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took the stage to announce that the next Mi-flagship smartphone will be powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC.
Now, while Qualcomm did not reveal details of the new chipset, we do know that it will be made on the 10nm FinFET process and will be manufactured by Samsung Foundry. The chipset is expected to feature big.LITTLE architecture with four Cortex-A75 power cores, paired with four Cortex-A55 efficiency cores.
Disclaimer: The correspondent is in Maui, Hawaii on Qualcomm s invite. Qualcomm paid for his travel and accommodation in Hawaii.