Qualcomm introduced SoC Snapdragon 8c and 7c for affordable laptops with Windows 10

Today is the last day of the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 conference, and Qualcomm has prepared to close a couple of new products.

These are the Snapdragon 8c and Snapdragon 7c processors.

What is it

Both platforms are designed for laptops on Windows 10 class Always Connected PC.


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So the platform Snapdragon 8c entry-level replaces Snapdragon 850and is positioned as a solution to the tasks of machine learning and corporate use. The processor received eight Kryo 490 cores with a frequency of up to 2.45 GHz, Qualcomm Adreno 675 graphics processor and Snapdragon X24 LTE modem, and manufacturers will also be able to connect an external 5G Snapdragon X55 modem.


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The manufacturer claims that the Snapdragon 8c is 30% more productive than the Snapdragon 850 and is designed for laptops with a price tag from $ 500 to $ 699.

Snapdragon 7c focused on entry-level laptops. It is made according to the 8-nm process technology. The platform includes an eight-core processor with Kryo 468 cores and an Adreno 618 graphics adapter, as well as a Hexagon 692 DSP coprocessor.

Built-in Snapdragon X15 LTE modem providesthe maximum connection speed is up to 800 Mbps, but 5G support is not available here. The manufacturer says that the Snapdragon 7c is 25% more productive than competitors and provides twice as much battery life compared to competing platforms in the budget segment of laptops.


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Laptops with Snapdragon 8c and Snapdragon 7c processors are due out in the first quarter of 2020.

Source: Qualcomm 1, 2

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