Qualcomm Launches 2nd Generation Snapdragon 7c Chips for Basic PCs

Qualcomm announced the launch of the 2nd generation Snapdragon 7c chip on Monday (24). The equipment is aimed at more basic computers and Chromebooks, and the promise is that the piece will support several days of battery life and better camera and audio experiences.

According to the company, Snapdragon 7c 2 will also update users’ experiences regarding “integrated LTE connectivity, AI acceleration, and enterprise-class security”.

The pieces are always on, always connected. The term was created by Microsoft and refers to PCs (mainly notebooks) with technologies similar to smartphones, combining notifications without activating apps and quickly switching between trusted internet networks.

Specifications

Qualcomm pointed out that in the case of the battery, the platform will provide up to 19 hours of continuous use, 2 times more than the competition, and will keep the computer in sleep mode for “weeks”. In addition, the company said systems using the chip will be 10% faster than other brands.

With regard to audio and video, the brand explained that the Snapdragon 7c 2 will be optimized so that users can create, capture, edit and broadcast it from their devices. The chip is enabled for virtual surround sound, noise cancellation, 4K HDR transmission and hi-fi audio.

Qualcomm also released the technical specifications for the part. Among other things, the platform will get a CPU speed of up to 2.55 GHz, support for Windows 10 and Chrome OS, LPDDR4x memory, Bluetooth 5.0 and more. View some of the product specifications below.

The first device with the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 should go on sale between June and September, a summer period in the Northern Hemisphere (winter in the Southern Hemisphere).

Development kit

Qualcomm also took advantage and today announced the Snapdragon Developer Kit, a tool designed to provide comprehensive support for independent software vendors and application developers.

The kit serves to test and optimize the applications being developed for the ecosystem of devices powered by Snapdragon computing platforms. The tool was built in collaboration with Microsoft and is based on Windows 10.

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