The news comes about a week after the Snapdragon Technology Summit, where the first two Windows 10 laptops with Snapdragon 835 were officially announced: ASUS NovaGo and HP Envy x2. During the event, it was announced that two more manufacturers (Xiaomi and Samsung) are expected to launch their own laptops with this processor in 2018, while continuing to expand their portfolio with the Snapdragon 845 chipset towards the end of the year.
Note that the first two laptops announced will be available later in the market – in 2018 – after Qualcomm and Microsoft said they needed optimization in the software to get the best performance. But when offered, they will offer improved performance, reduced power consumption and 4G / LTE support.
Xiaomi and Samsung are already launching laptops with Intel processors, so switching to Snapdragon processors – with the wishes of Microsoft – will not have major problems. Instead, it is expected to lead to the design of even more portable computers, with limited thickness, weight, energy performance and, of course, always connected. The first models are expected to be seen before mid-2018.