Take your pick: whether you choose an Android smartphone, Windows 10 laptop or hybrid PC device, you’ll be able to run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835.
That sums up the versatility of the new chip: designed primarily for Android smartphones, it has the horsepower to run a PC. In fact, the Snapdragon 835 will bring never-before-seen features to Windows PCs.
The chip, based on ARM architecture, will first arrive in smartphones later this quarter, with a good chance of appearing in new handsets from Samsung, HTC and LG.
It will also appear in PCs running Windows 10 later this year. Microsoft and Qualcomm in December announced they were collaborating to bring the Snapdragon 835 to “cellular PCs,” which are thin-and-light Windows 10 laptops with smartphone-like, always-on connectivity to the internet.