Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G Compute Platform announced, will be available from late 2020

Qualcomm announced its second generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G Compute Platform at Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) Berlin, promises superior performance and multi-day battery life, 5G connectivity, enterprise-grade security, and AI acceleration, as well as an advanced camera and audio technology.

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced at Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) Berlin the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform, the company’s most advanced and efficient compute platform. Users will benefit from superior performance and multi-day battery life*, 5G connectivity, enterprise-grade security and AI acceleration, as well as advanced camera and audio technology. These features will enable and support the digital transformation and mobility needs for remote productivity and learning experiences. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 is designed to enable industry leading 5G PC experiences and build on the innovative first-generation Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform, which powered the World’s First 5G PC.

“Working remotely is the new reality, and more businesses are looking to quickly and securely connect their employee base, accelerating the need for always on, always connected PCs that are thin, light and truly mobile, equipped with blazing fast 5G cellular and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and coupled with multi-day battery-life to boost productivity,” said Miguel Nunes, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are excited to expand our customer reach with Acer, to continue bringing the best of the Smartphone to the PC. Together, we will deliver cutting-edge devices and experiences to consumers and businesses, enabling them to connect, create and collaborate anytime from virtually anywhere.”

Acer will be one of the first OEMs to bring a laptop with this new 2nd gen processor. “We’re excited to partner with Qualcomm and launch our first-ever Windows on Snapdragon PC, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform says Acer. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform is expected to be in commercial devices in late 2020.

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