Xiaomi's next flagship smartphone will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip

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Today at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm has announced the first round of Snapdragon-enabled devices running Windows from partners HP and ASUS. The Envy X2 is very similar to numerous Surface Pro types of computers that already exist, while the NovaGo feels just like any other budget to midrange laptop.

The Asus NovaGo is expected to be available from early next year. "ASUS and HP have worked hand in hand with us to deliver on pushing the boundaries of what a PC can do, and we continue to work closely with Lenovo as they build their own Always Connected PC", Myerson writes.

If you've picked up a flagship phones from the likes of Google, Samsung or HTC in 2017 then the likelihood is that it'll be powered by the Snapdragon 835 mobile platform - now Qualcomm has unveiled its successor.

See Qualcomm's sizzle reel for the processor below.

Recently AMD announced it was bringing its new high-performance x86 CPU cores and its latest GPU architecture to the notebook space. Retail prices start from US$599 for the 4 GB RAM/64 GB storage version and tops at US$799 for the 8 GB RAM/256 GB storage version. The companies announced all-new Windows on ARM PCs, including HP's Envy x2 and ASUS's NovaGo.

Being always connected wherever I am whether I am in the auto, airport or coffee shop, always being connected just feels like the most natural, safe and secure way to work with teams and be creative. The device runs Windows 10 S out of the box, you will however able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

USB connectivity is limited to two USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A ports, but you can connect to an external display via an HDMI port. Asus also claimed the NovaGo has up to a 22-hour battery life (in use) and over 30 days of modern standby. The Snapdragon 835 SoC is complemented by up to 8 GB RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 2.0 storage.

The screen flips 360 degrees and supports a stylus.

The back of the machine will be made from machined aluminum for a high-end look and will sport a camera that will work with the new 3D features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

There's no word yet on the pricing or availability for the Asus NovaGo, but HP said that the Envy x2 would be arriving in the United Kingdom in February, starting at £999 with a keyboard and active pen included.

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