After Mediatek releases high-end processor, Qualcomm has lost one rival, although Samsung Exynos has nice performance, it only is used for its brand, such as Galaxy phones. So the market rate can not compete with Qualcomm, so can not Huawei Kirin.
This year, Snapdragon 845 processor has become the necessary choice for their own high-end flagship, but Qualcomm has not stopped to produce new, so they have released Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor, besides improving its performance, they have aimed at wider market.
Snapdragon 850 has used Kryo 385 same as that of Snapdragon 845 SoC, Octa core, its main frequency enhances from 2.8GHz to 2.96GHz, 10nm, which produced by Samsung, so its performance has been enhanced 30%.
GPU upgrades to Andreno 630, supporting 4K ultra high definition playback, HEVC video decoding, in network, it supports X16 4G LTE modem same as that of Snapdragon 845, 1.2Gbps downloading speed in theory. As for its wifi, it supports 802.11ad Multi-gigabit, 802.11ac 2×2 and MU-MIMO for 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 60GHz.
Qualcomm this time confirms Snapdragon 850 can be used for Windows Notebook, tablet pc, etc, but also supporting mobiles. The better performance and power consumption control will improve desktop experience, in the near future, we can see more Snapdragon processor PCs, of course, which smartphone will be the first to use Snapdragon 850, Xiaomi MI9 or Galaxy 10 has become the most curious question.
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