September 27, 2020

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G processor for Windows on Arm

By Mark Hachman

Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G at IFA in Berlin early Thursday morning, partnering with Acer to develop a new, connected PC with long battery life. 

The Acer Spin 7 14-inch convertible laptop will be the first announced with the new chip—which, as its name suggests, can be used with the X55 5G modem that Qualcomm manufactures. Although Qualcomm was uncharacteristically mum on battery life, Acer isn’t: The laptop maker says the Spin 7 will offer “multi-day” battery life, which certainly implies more than 24 hours. HP will also build a business laptop based upon the platform, the companies said.

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