It is already working with Microsoft and OEMs for ARM PCs, with the Snapdragon 835 first adopted, then a custom Snapdragon 850 processor to be used in portables later this year. However, the company is said to be developing a system-on-chip specifically for use in Windows 10 ARM machines and details have leaked.
The SDM1000, as it is internally named, is thought to release as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000, possibly in 2019. The leaks suggest that it will go head-to-head with Intel8217;s Y and U series Core alternatives.
The Snapdragon 1000 is said to have a 6.5W power draw for the CPU and a total 12W draw for the entire SoC. This is less than the highest Intel rival and could, therefore, improve performance with less impact on battery life.