Qualcomm is one of the top leading brands in creating mobile processors. It is famous for its one only smartphone processor Snapdragon. In before days they used to make processors only for flagship phones and phones which are almost close to being called a flagship.
But later to increase their marketing they also came up with Snapdragon-439 and Snapdragon-429, processors for mid-range smartphones. With the features of long battery life, well-integrated GPU and modem, support of full HD plus display, better stability and boosted performance Qualcomm Snapdragon kept on ruling the word of smartphone processors.Qualcomm Snapdragon also successfully came up with its octa-core A.
I. processor in Snapdragon-800 series. To Many smartphone companies like Samsung and Huawei also created their own processors which are Exynos-9 series and Kirin-970 which were also a.
i. powered specially Exynos-9 series whose performance is almost equivalent to Snapdragons a.i.
processors but sill Qualcomm Snapdragon will always remain one of its own kind. Not only in the world of smartphone Qualcomm is also performing well in the world of laptop processors with its snapdragon processor. Snapdragon-835 is the first Qualcomms processor for laptops.
It was implemented in Asus NovaGo, HP Envy x2, Lenovo MIIX 630. Its main features are 2122 hours battery life, generates less heat so complex and noisy cooling fans are not required which leads to quiet, thin designs with beyond all-day battery life, Advanced Qualcomm Spectra camera ISP, The Snapdragon X16 LTE modem is designed to deliver peak download speeds up to one Gigabit per second. Although it is a mobile processor made to run on Windows 10 pro its performance is quite efficient compared to Intel and AMD processors.
Its most interesting features are support of VoLTE which means you just need to insert a sim card and the laptop will be always connected to the internet, It provedes higher download speed compared to other processors, and it has twenty hours plus battery lifespan which completely brought a revolution in the world of PCs and laptops. But it has many disadvantages in the field of performing heavy tasks. Laptops made out of Snapdragon-835 processors are meant for light tasks, it could not handle heavy application.
Light windows applications could only be able to run in these laptops. To put it in simple words it could not run most of the modern day applications. PCs games are also a limitation in these laptops, very light games could only run in these processors that also at a slow speed.
As far as the power of a processor is concerned it falls far behind Intel. Intel is the leading producer of PC and laptop processors. Its powerful processor fulfills all the user demands.
Snapdragon-835 might be efficient but it no a powerful one. In terms heavy or powerful performance it comes nowhere near Intel processors.It is not the end of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
Qualcomm also created another processor that is Snapdragon-850 powering windows 10. Unlike its previous processor it is not a mobile processor and created especially for mobile and laptops. It promises a 25 hrs battery lifespan, always connected to the internet with 24/7 VoLTE, instant open and close lock screen and also supports integrated fingerprint scanning.
It is first implemented in Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS, which is not released yet. Therefore it is hard to decide its performance in terms of heavy duty and tasks, whether it would be powerful than before or not, would it be able to run all types of games and applications or it would be limited to lighter ones only. Would it be able to overtake the leading brand of PC and Laptop processor that is Intel?
. All the answer we could get only after it is released in the marker. There are also rumors that Qualcomm is working on Snapdragon-1000 which would be the most powerful Laptop processor ever made by Qualcomm and it would bring a challenge to the Intel core CPU processors.
Although it is not fully confirmed by Qualcomm themselves.Please comment below and let me know your opinion about this topic.