Recently the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset was officially announced at an event in Hawaii. It is safe to assume that the chipset is expected to find its way into many a flagship smartphone in 2018, like the LG G7 and Samsung Galaxy S9, but it seems that there could be another potential use for the Snapdragon 845 as well.
According to the folks at XDA, it seems that two commits have recently been discovered that seems to suggest that a Chromebook device powered by the Snapdragon 845 could be in the works. Note that this would not be the first time that we’re seeing ARM-based chips used in a Chromebook before, but given how powerful the Snapdragon 845 is (at least on paper), it would no doubt be rather interesting to see such a device.
That being said, Chromebooks might not be the only devices in the future that could be powered by the Snapdragon 845. Recently there have been reports to suggest that Xiaomi could be working on a Snapdragon-powered Windows PC, and earlier this year it was confirmed that other companies like Lenovo, HP, and ASUS would be making ARM-powered Windows computers as well.
Interestingly enough the idea of an ARM-powered laptop/PC isn’t new. We have heard rumors in the past that Apple could be thinking of using its A-series of chipsets to power MacBooks in the future.