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Snapdragon 835: Qualcomm SVP Discusses Plans for Windows 10 on ARM

Qualcomm's Senior Vice President has provided further detail on the Snapdragon 835 for Windows 10 ARM. Kressin gave a general rundown on devices, price points, and release window.


Windows 10 on ARM has been somewhat of a holy grail for . The company tried its hard with Windows RT, but it was generally considered a failure. However, a collaboration with has finally managed to hit the sweet spot, the first full consumer processor being the Snapdragon 835.

At the World Mobile Congress yesterday, Qualcomm Senior Vice President Keith Kressin provided vital detail about the company's plans. The main goal, he says, is to “get something credible out”.

Kressin thinks it's vital consumers to see that it's different to RT – a full version of Windows 10, rather than a branch.

Cellular PCs

Much of that future lies in Qualcomm's vision of “cellular PCs”. The concept was discussed by Microsoft and the company last year – a hybrid of laptop and mobile phones. These devices will debut the functionality later this year.

However, the new technology doesn't necessarily mean a huge price tag. According to Kressin, they will sit in a middle ground between low-cost and expensive.

“It'll start, and you'll see more headed into 2018 and 2019,” he said. “It's a patient move into the market, and establishing a new value proposition.”

Of course, the will also be coming to high-end smartphones, and will likely be expensive there. The bigger question is integration with headsets. Qualcomm has already shown Daydream headsets using the hardware at MWC.

Unfortunately, there are no solid plans just yet. The decision is ultimately down to Microsoft.

“There's nothing that would prohibit it from a hardware standpoint. I just think it's a function of time,” Kressin said.

SourcePC World
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