Snapdragon and Windows 10 to come together

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Microsoft and Qualcomm announced at Computex 2017 that they will be releasing Snapdragon 835 Movile PC platform on laptops & 2-in-1s with Windows 10 as the OS. The first three companies that will make such devices will be HP, Lenovo and Asus. This move will bring the best from the smartphone sector to the laptops.

Devices such as these can be constantly connected and will be able to deliver a battery life of more than a day. These devices will be fanless and slim, and the physically smaller Qualcomm’s motherboard will help in creating devices in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Snapdragon-powered PCs don’t have to wake from sleep to receive notifications and messages, and the Cortona voice assistant can listen for instructions, much like how current-day smartphones behave.

The price of such devices is expected to be around $700-$800, much lower than the premium laptops people see nowadays.

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This is amazing. It will be interesting to operate a laptop that works on a mobile processor, and provides longer battery time. It will be really useful to do normal tasks like documents, etc. but not to be meant for hard-core gaming or graphic artists. Much like a Macbook I suppose.

Samsung S8 and S8 Plus launched.

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Samsung launched S8 and is expecting high rewards from the consumers after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Samsung had to call it quits on Note 7 phone after recalling it twice and still not being able to solve the issue of burning phones.

Galaxy S8 and Plus comes in 5.8 inch and 6.2 inch sizes respectively. The phones will also have ‘Bixby’, a smart voice assistant rival of Siri. The phone has a bezel-less curved edge “infinity display” covered with prsitine glass and also features a 12 MP rear camera with ois (optical image stabilisation) and a 8 MP auto-focus front camera. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core (2.35 GHz Quad – 1.7 GHz Quad) will be processing the smartphone. Unlike the iPhones, the phone will feature both an USB-C slot and 3.5 mm headphone jacks.

The phone comes with the IP68 certificate, meaning it is water and dust resistant. Both phones also feature iris scanner, face recognition and fingerprint scanner.

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Frankly, both the phones sound interesting and pack great hardware capabilities. However, that was the same with Note 7. Let’s just pray this one doesn’t ….well …blow up.