Microsoft has come up with a news this season. Very recently, a senior Microsoft executive has confirmed that the upcoming Windows 10 laptops, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile chips, will be offering “multi-day” battery life.
As per Trustedviews.com, Christiano Amon, Executive VP of Qualcomm Technologies, at the 5G Summit regarded that, “Expect an ‘extreme gain in battery life’. For Netflix streaming with LTE, we’re looking at 28-29 hours playback. We’re looking at all-day computing with everything on in excess of 16, 17 or 18 hours”.
Since the previous year, the company had been working with chipset-maker Qualcomm for producing a series of laptops powered by mobile chips.
In the words of, Pete Bernard, Principal Group Programme Manager for Connectivity Partners at Microsoft, “The final numbers aren’t in, but the battery life is really, really good. Amazingly good. To be frank, it’s actually beyond our expectations. We set a higher bar for (our developers), and we’re now beyond that”.
A detailed description of these upcoming Windows 10 laptops states that these would be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 platform, which is the same processor powering flagship Android smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5 and LG V30.
Snapdragon chipsets are speculated of being more power-efficient in terms of design and nature. Also, these chips are smaller than a usual laptop processor and thus provides more room to manufacturers to fit in a bigger battery.