Surface Phone and HoloLens v2 may be powered by Snapdragon 1000

Doris Richards
June 25, 2018

ASUS is reportedly working on a new product codenamed Primus that would be powered by Snapdragon 1000, too.

The reference device Qualcomm is using to test the Snapdragon 1000 is apparently running 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which gives you some idea of the specs we're talking about for laptops running the chip.

The current Snapdragon 850 has a maximum TDP of 6.5 watts, while the Snapdragon 1000 is almost competing with the Intel "U" series of processors with its 12-watt TDP.

This is all rumor mill information at the moment, but I expect some concrete information on Snapdragon 1000 later this year as we get closer to CES 2019. That came to us in the form of the interestingly named Snapdragon 850 - a mere 5 digits higher than the 845, a chip which now graces top-end Android smartphones, such as the OnePlus 6, and Samsung Galaxy S9. The size is expected to be at 20x15mm, and while it's larger than other Snapdragon chips, it is still smaller than Intel chips (45x24mm) in the Core series with 15W TDP. A new report suggests that after this 850 SoC the follow-up chipset would be the new Snapdragon 1000 SoC. It also comes with gigabit LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ad, along with a new power management controller. This chip is expected to power Windows 10 PCs with ARM-based architecture in the future; however the exact timeline remains a mystery.

Furthermore, on this profile, there's also mentioning of the project called "Andromeda", which already implied us the Hybrid PCs and laptops from Microsoft. Now, more details about the upcoming chipset have emerged, detailed that it is going to share properties that are quite different than the ones we're used to seeing on chips running in smartphones and tablets. The report says that Cheza may launch this fall.

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