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First Snapdragon 850 powered laptop unveiled with 25 hours of battery life

Lenovo has become the first company in the world to announce a laptop powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform at the ongoing IFA 2018 trade show.
The new Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS runs Windows 10 & supports standard Windows software. The key benefits promoted by Qualcomm & Lenovo are its 25 hour battery life, ability to wake instantly from standby & constant Wi-Fi connectivity. Lenovo is also citing data showing how people are online longer & more often than ever before, and how some people feel physically anxious or sick when running low on battery power, to illustrate the appeal of such a laptop pc.

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Important thing is that there's a SIM card slot & the integrated Snapdragon X20 LTE-A modem supports Cat 18 download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps & upload speeds of up to 150Mbps. It will ship running Windows 10 S. Lenovo has not yet confirmed whether or when this model might launch in India.

Lenovo Yoga C630 specifications & features

  1. It weighs 1.2kg & is 12.5mm thin. It has a 13.3inch full HD IPS touchscreen, and users can buy an optional Lenovo Pen to scribble & use Windows Ink features.
  2. There are 2 USB Type-C ports with USB Power Delivery & DisplayPort video output, as well as Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS & stereo speakers.
  3. Buyers in different countries could have choices of either 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

  4. The Snapdragon 850 should deliver a significant performance benefit over first-generation ARM-based Windows laptops which used the Snapdragon 835 processor.
  5. It also features integrated Adreno 630 graphics, Snapdragon X20 LTE modem & dedicated blocks for image signal processing, audio, sensors, security & artificial intelligence.
  6. There is a SIM card slot & the integrated Snapdragon X20 LTE-A modem.

Qualcomm announced this new chip at Computex 2018 in June this year. It is a variant of the Snapdragon 845, optimised for laptop form factors rather than smartphones. manufactured using a 10nm process, with 8 custom Qualcomm Kryo 385 cores running at up to 2.96GHzMicrosoft added support for 64-bit apps to Windows on ARM (WOA) earlier this year, after accidentally revealing that it was planning to do so.
Developers can now submit 64-bit apps to the Windows Store as Universal Windows Platform packages or offer them as stand-alone downloads. Most everyday x86 apps are capable of running under emulation, but 3D games and custom drivers are not supported.
Retail availability for the Yoga C630 WOS is set for November in Europe and some other countries, at a starting price of €999 which is approximately Rs. 80,000.

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