Qualcomm and Microsoft recently announced that they plan to launch the first Windows 10 devices with ARM-based processors by early next year. HP, Asus, and Lenovo will all be launching laptops, and convertibles powered by Snapdragon 835 processor, with prices expected to range from $600 to $800 (Rs 38,400-Rs 51,100 approximately). Now, if the latest reports are to be believed, Samsung and Xiaomi too are working on something similar.
There isn’t much information available about Samsung and Xiaomi‘s laptop. But as per leaks, this laptop will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC, and it will be light, and thin. Apart from that, the company is also said to be working on offering long battery life, and support for 4G LTE.
Xiaomi last year entered the PC segment with the launch of its first laptop Mi Notebook Air. Earlier this year, the company launched the successor called, Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3-inch. The Notebook comes with a 7th gen Intel Core i7 processor clocked at 3.0GHz. It is backed by 8GB of RAM, and also features 128GB/256GB internal storage options that can be expandable further via microSD card. With Windows on Snapdragon, Microsoft says users will be able to run programs such as Google Chrome and Adobe Photoshop without compromising battery life.
According to Fudzilla.com, Qualcomm’s executive vice president says that always-connected laptops fueled by Snapdragon 845 chipset will be launching in the market by the second half of next year. However, the first half of 2018 will see various smartphone makers like Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, Sony and so on launching Snapdragon 845 SoC powered smartphones.
Recently, Asus launched its NovaGo Windows 10 PC with Snapdragon 835 SoC onboard. HP, on the other hand, also launched its Envy x2 ‘Always Connected PC’ at the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit 2017. Lenovo is expected to announce its plans at a CES 2018 in January.