Microsoft working on ARM-powered Surface device: Report


San Francisco, Dec 2: Tech major Microsoft is working on a new Surface device powered by ARM processor that may feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and support LTE connectivity.

“Microsoft is planning some type of ARM-powered Surface hardware. That wouldn’t be a surprise given its Windows on ARM efforts, but it’s still not clear what type of device we’ll see,” TechCrunch reported late on Friday, new agency IANS quoted.

The tech giant has posted a job listings for a radio engineer to be based in Redmond Building 85, one of the many buildings Microsoft uses for its Surface and hardware employees, the report said.

According to the job advertisement, Microsoft is also looking for an engineer that has LTE experience with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset.

The chipset has not been officially revealed yet but the company is expected to unveil it next week at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit to be held in Hawaii.

As per the media reports, the new processor could be announced on the very first day of the event.

However, the mass production may not start by early 2018.

Qualcomm is also anticipate to reveal details of its Windows on ARM plans during  the summit.

Wefornews Bureau 


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