Many companies have been experimenting with dual screen devices for quite some and will be coming up with newer dual screen devices in the near future. Microsoft is working on its Andromeda foldable tablets, Dell is also working a dual screen device.
Giving more impetus to the dual screen form factor Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 8cx chipset with 7 nanometer fabrication process. Qualcomm has been making chipsets exclusively for mobiles devices but 8cx has been built from the ground up for personal computers. Qualcomm announced about the Snapdragon 8cx at its Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui.The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx combines the best of the mobile device experience with the power and performance of a high end laptop providing “Always On, Always Connected PC” computing experience. In the promotional video for Snapdragon 8cx Qualcomm showcased a mock-up of dual screen Windows tablet hinting at the future of 8cx chipset in personal computing market.
As per the product release by Qualcomm – “The Qualcomm® Adreno™ 680 GPU is engineered to provide a 2x performance improvement and 60% greater power efficiency over the previous generation platform. Together with the Qualcomm® Kryo™ 495 CPU, the fastest ever in a Snapdragon, the Snapdragon 8cx is designed to deliver amazing graphics, powerful productivity, and multi-day battery life.
The integrated X24 LTE modem delivers peak download speeds of up to 2 Gbps, and improves throughput by up to 70% in poor network conditions over non-gigabit LTE**. High speed connected computing for fast and efficient productivity and entertainment, virtually anywhere.
The Snapdragon 8cx is built with a suite of security features and architectures, including full hypervisor support. Protected LTE connectivity, improved crypto-security, and Windows 10 Enterprise support, designed to safeguard passwords, log-ons, and sensitive personal information.
The Snapdragon 8cx supports immersive graphics performance and HW acceleration for advanced video formats, with up to 4k HDR video playback at 120 frames-per second for streaming and watching spectacular content virtually seamlessly. The integrated Qualcomm Aqstic™ Audio technology is designed to deliver high-fidelity sound and music and true surround-sound experiences.
The integrated Qualcomm® AI Engine takes advantage of the Snapdragon 8cx highly integrated architecture, and allows developers to utilize the platform intelligently and efficiently, reducing reliance on the CPU alone and supporting the creation of the next generation of user experiences.“