Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 rumors: 16GB RAM in a smartphone

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Arstechnica reports that the SDM1000 (known as the Snapdragon 1000) is a new SoC that was built with powering Windows 10 in mind. The SDM1000 would compete against Intel's Y and U processor series. According to WinFuture, Snapdragon 1000 will have a die size that is much bigger than traditional smartphone and tablet SoCs.

That's almost three times the power draw of Intel's Y-series processors and just 3W behind the chipmaker's U-series chips. A new report suggests that after this 850 SoC the follow-up chipset would be the new Snapdragon 1000 SoC.

Winfuture's Roland Quandt recently revealed even more information about the Snapdragon 1000, which according to his sources could be configured with up to 16GM of LPDDR4X RAM, two 128GB UFS flash drives. It also includes Gigabit WLAN (also available on Snapdragon 850) and a new power management chip. The upcoming Snapdragon 1000 will use the all fresh ARM's Cortex A76 architecture based cores.

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Qualcomm continues to make leaps and bounds with its Snapdragon platform, with one of the highlights of 2018 being their new Always Connected PCs running Windows 10.

Qualcomm may be baby-stepping its move into mobile Windows machines right now, but come next year, it looks like the company will be taking a huge step to bear its sword against a company that could've owned it. This means, the Qualcomm chipset will be contending against the entry-level Intel chipsets like the U series, which powers the devices like the Apple MacBook. The dimensions of the upcoming Snapdragon 1000 are 20 x 15mm which shows that it is bigger than the recent flagship chipsets by Qualcomm. Whether or not these purpose-built chips will be able to give Intel a run for their money remains to be seen.

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