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Xiaomi's next flagship will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip

Xiaomi's next flagship will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip

At its technology summit in Maui this afternoon, Qualcomm provided some additional details of the results of its partnership with Microsoft to bring Windows to the chipmaker's SoCs. Just that the NovaGo is running a mobile processor does not put the device into isolation.

Asus CEO Jerry Shen was on hand to reveal the Asus NovaGo, an ultra-thin and light convertible laptop powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 8GB of memory and 256GB of Universal Flash Storage 2.0 (UFS 2.0), which is capable of speeds up to 1,400Mbps.

"It's not a matter of if, but when all PCs will become Always Connected PCs", said Myerson.

Inside the NovaGo is Qualcomm's popular Snapdragon 835 - the same SoC that's in nearly every flagship Android smartphone this year.

Contrary to what you might expect, the new Windows 10 ARM computers don't look hugely different from their Intel counterparts.

The ASUS NovaGo is being touted as the first Gigabit LTE laptop that is able to efficiently stay connected while lasting all day - up to 22 hours.

Qualcomm takes aim at Intel in PC processors

The quest to add smartphone-like battery life to laptops may have just got a lot shorter with HP's unveiling of the new Envy x2, complete with a Snapdragon 835 processor.

These devices are deigned to be always on like your phone and Asus says the NovaGo will offer more than 30 days of standby time.

The news followed Qualcomm's confirmation at the event that it will be launching a new mobile platform - the Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip.

Being always connected wherever I am whether I am in the auto, airport or coffee shop, always being connected just feels like the most natural, safe and secure way to work with teams and be creative. Both devices will ship with Windows 10S, but ASUS and HP are offering free upgrades to Windows 10 Pro before September 30, 2018.

Qualcomm promised higher battery life when it announced the endeavor to create Always On Windows devices with its Snapdragon 835 SoC, and if Asus and HP's claims are true, these devices certainly appear to deliver on that promise. Frost didn't mention a stylus, but the machine was pictured with such a pen attached to its case, so it probably supports Windows Ink.

Windows 10 on ARM is a reboot of Microsoft's earlier attempts to marry mobile processors with full laptop experiences.

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