Firstly, the launch video:
From GSM Arena:
At the Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm has taken the wraps off its latest chipset intended for Windows 10 computers - the Snapdragon 8cx. This is the successor to the Snapdragon 850, but it's a different beast altogether.
Whereas the 850 was just a modified Snapdragon 845, which is intended for mobile devices, the 8cx is the company's first of a kind SoC built specifically for Windows 10 PCs from the ground up. It's made on a 7nm process and should be in shipping products around the third quarter of next year...
...Bluetooth 5.0 is supported too, as well as Quick Charge 4+. The 8cx is without a doubt the fastest Snapdragon ever, a feat that is made possible in the laptop/2-in-1 category by the better heat dissipation than what you'd find in any phone. Qualcomm also promises multi-day battery life for the devices that will have the 8cx at the core.
...Finally, let's address the odd name: the "cx" letters apparently stand for "compute" and "extreme", to further drive home the point about this being the most radical iteration of any SoC ever made by Qualcomm.
Ultra-mobile computing is starting to come together. After years of 'pocket PCs' with pretty dire user experiences, we can now see a time when a device not much larger than a smartphone will unfold to become a full tablet and, with an optional keyboard cover, also become a hybrid/laptop. Or just something in the Surface Go/Pro family but all based on ARM, all with double the battery life in terms of usability compared to today's Intel-based solutions.
You can find out more about the 8cx 'Compute Platform' here at Qualcomm.