The XDA-Developers forum published information according to which the next year Chromebooks should be released on the basis of SoC Snapdragon 845. Records with mention of such devices were noticed in the latest changes in the source code of the Chromium engine.
Alas, there is no data on future models of Chromebooks with SoC Snapdragon 845, and it is clear that they will (if they will) not before the third quarter of next year. The first time of delivery of Snapdragon 845, which has not yet entered the market, will be very limited. Around the same time, the first PCs with Windows 10 and Snapdragon 845 created under the Always Connected PC initiative are expected.
The arrival of Snapdragon 845 into the chromebook segment can significantly improve the performance of these devices while providing them with an enviable autonomy. That is, given that the OS Chrome OS is much easier and more economical in terms of power consumption compared to Windows, in this case, you can expect to have an even longer battery life.
It remains to add that now in the chrome book are used either single-chip systems Intel, Exynos, MediaTek or RockChip. Apparently, Qualcomm has changed its attitude to the OS of Chrome OS and is now ready to cooperate with Google.
The new single-chip Snapdragon 845 system, featuring a built-in modem supporting data transfer speeds up to 1.2 Gbps, was introduced earlier this month .