The guys at XDA Developers have discovered lines of code in Chrome OS that points to the possible arrival of Chromebook laptops in 2018 that will feature Snapdragon 845, a very powerful chip that will be the heart of many of the next generation range top smartphones.
We know that the use of chips with processors based on the architecture ARM (RISC) in Chrome OS is not something new, in fact, we have seen equipment with SoCs of Samsung, Rockchip, and MediaTek, but has not yet reached the market with a Snapdragon solution of Qualcomm.
That innovation coupled with the power that a Chromebook could offer with Snapdragon 845 is what gives interest to this information, although we must bear in mind that the presence of those lines of code does not help us to confirm the next release of equipment with said configuration fully.
This means that we will have to wait to have more details before launching the bells on the fly, although we are clear that it would be an interesting movement and that makes a lot of sense, especially after the move that Microsoft has made with Windows 10-based laptops. x86 emulated on a Snapdragon 835 chip.
We remind you that according to the latest leaks it is said that the Redmond giant could also launch teams with Windows 10 x86 (emulated), and SoC Snapdragon 845 between the middle and late 2018. A date that may seem late but that leaves room for current models with Snapdragon 835 and also Qualcomm, which would have to first cover the supply to firms such as Samsung, LG, and Xiaomi.