Snapdragon 8cx 5G CPU brings smartphone-like capabilities to PCs

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
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Qualcomm took advantage of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to announce the first 7nm mobile PC chipset, Snapdragon 8cx 5G. It aims to target the upcoming mobile-first Windows 10 convertibles and laptops. The new chipset will be hit the stores later this year.

What to expect from Snapdragon 8cx 5G?

The second-generation 5G modem of Qualcomm has promised to bring the following features:

  • Up to 7Gbps Speed
  • Up to up to 2.5Gbps 4G LTE support
  • No need of separate 4G and 5G modems

It’s worth mentioning that flagship smartphones shipping this year with a Snapdragon 855 chipset will still be using the Snapdragon X50 for 5G and the Snapdragon X24 for 4G LTE.

The SD 8cx chip was first announced last year in December, for Always Connected PCs. It is worth mentioning that the chipset company has used 7-nm architecture to build this first processor of its kind.

The 5G variant that has been recently announced by the company will offer multi-gigabit connectivity to your PCs.

All those 5G smartphones (available in the market this year) will be based on the Snapdragon X55 5G modem that has been used in manufacturing the chipset.

The future devices and connected applications will be featuring extended battery life, extreme performance, and smartphone-like capabilities. 

Notably, the announcement of 5G technology has not surprised the users as Qualcomm had already promised to support 5G for Snapdragon 8cx this year. It was later confirmed by Qualcomm’s Miguel Nunes during an interview.

The chipset company promises to the users that they will no longer have to rely on VPN or browsing on untrusted Wi-Fi networks for accessing cloud-based apps. 

We can expect the upcoming 5G devices to be fast enough due to the fact that the CPU of the chipset has the fastest Kryo CPU, eight Kryo 495 cores and features an Adreno 680 GPU.

Therefore, these devices will beat all the existing devices that we have seen so far. Reports suggest that Qualcomm’s integrated 5G chip will be first used by Samsung.

No doubt the coverage, speed, and responsiveness of wireless networks will be boosted with the introduction of 5G technology. 

Qualcomm also plans to bring proprietary charging technology that will be targetting wireless chargers, named as Quick Charge.



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