Dual-screen devices are a part of the rumor mill since quite sometime now. We had reported last week, that Microsoft is reportedly working on two Dual Display devices, the Andromeda, and a larger device on top of Andromeda, the Centaurus. It seems like Microsoft is not the only one looking to get into dual-screen devices, as Qualcomm has hinted a dual screen device in its Snapdragon 8cx Launch video.
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 8cx, a processor for ‘Always Connected PCs’ at Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui. The Snapdragon 8cx is a groundbreaking GPU for the OEM given the fact that earlier processors were just better-equipped versions of their flagship smartphones, while the 8cx is built from ground up for PCs, in the current-generation 7nm fabrication process.
As Windows Latest reports, the 8cx ” is their ‘most extreme’ product till date. It has Kryo 495 processing cores, Adreno 680 GPU, multi-gigabit LTE with Snapdragon X24 modem, quick charge 4+, up to 25 hours of battery life and most importantly it supports two 4K HDR monitors.” The promotional video, also included a dual screen device running Windows 10 Tablet mode, giving more hints towards the probable ongoing development of those devices.
The Snapdragon 8cx- Perfect Processor For Dual Display Devices?
Speaking of the Snapdragon 8cx, it seems like the perfect choice for upcoming dual display devices. One of the major advantages of the 8cx is the low TDP and presence of the power efficient Kryo 495 processing cores and Adreno 680 GPU. A dual display device will mean a huge load on the battery, and the power efficiency of the 8cx will be a huge plus. Diving deeper into the performance and specifications sheet, the processor has 2X more transistors, 2X more memory bandwidth, total 10mb of L2 and L3 cache, with the Adreno 680 GPU giving 2x more graphical performance and making it 60% more efficient than their previous ARM-based PC processor Snapdragon 850.
A number of brands are gearing up for dual display devices, and it shouldn’t be long before we get announcements regarding them as well. As per reports, Microsoft’s Centaurus and Andromeda are all set for a late 2019 release, so until then, we can only take all indications with a grain of salt and keep fingers crossed.