Snapdragon 8 is just the beginning. Qualcomm simplifies its naming

Since 2013, Qualcomm has been using 3-digit codes for its chips, such as Snapdragon 8xx, 7xx, 6xx, 4xx and 2xx.

The first digit in the designation is clear & hairsp; – & hairsp; indicates the position of the chip in the offer. What about the rest? This is where the problem arises, because there are so many agreements each year that the offer has long ceased to be transparent.

It’s hard, for example, to look for logic in the fact that the direct successor of Snapdragon 875 was called Snapdragon 888, and Snapdragon 670 is 3 years older than Snapdragon 870. The manufacturer seems to use free numbers according to a pattern known only to himself.

However, the American giant has noticed the problem and is preparing changes.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8 and “simplified and consistent naming structure”

First, the & hairsp; – & hairsp; giant confirms that its chips are passing on one-digit series and generation designations. Flagship systems will go to the line called Snapdragon 8.

Second, & hairsp; – & hairsp; Qualcomm wants to take advantage of new visual identification, based on the following colors: dark blue, gray, silver, red and gold. The latter is to be reserved for flagship products.

Thirdly – Snapdragon officially becomes a separate product brand. The designations “Qualcomm Snapdragon” are to be used only “Where applicable”.

Fourthly – no 5G marking in the chip names. The company decided that the new generation modems are already standard equipment, so extending the system designations is unnecessary.

Fifth – the fireball logo is to gain a “new meaning” and be more widely used in communication.

Changes in the naming of Snapdragon are to make it easier for customers to choose devices

The company declares that the changes will make it easier for customers to “find and select devices powered by Snapdragon”. Qualcomm was to test two different marking systems for over 2,000 users and choose the one that turned out to be more transparent.

For now, the giant shared only rudimentary information about the new nomenclature. More details are to be revealed at the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, which is starting November 30. Then the Snapdragon 8 gen1 is expected to see the light of day.

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