Qualcomm is preparing to release its next flagship chip in 2022, which is expected to power a large number of premium and flagship devices. On November 30, Qualcomm will hold its annual Snapdragon Summit, during which it will also reveal new advances in the mobile CPU market. The naming system of the platform has been altered by the US-based chipmaker a week before its launch. Unlike earlier Snapdragon chips, which used a numeric naming scheme, Qualcomm’s new chip will use single-digit names.
Qualcomm: A new simplified and consistent naming structure for its SoCs:
A week before Snapdragon Summit, the company stated that the next Snapdragon 8 series chip will get a new naming scheme. According to internet rumors, the chip’s name will be Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The removal of Qualcomm and 5G from the official branding is another notable alteration in the naming strategy. Snapdragon will be a distinct product brand in the future, with specific linkages to the Qualcomm brand where appropriate, according to the firm.
The chipmaker has been focusing on delivering chips/platforms that are compatible with 5G network compatibility, thus dropping the “5G” suffix makes sense. “5G has become so common in our Snapdragon Portfolio that we no longer need to call it out on assets.” 5G will be a given in the future with Snapdragon connected platforms,” the company said in a blog post.
Qualcomm is also changing its signature Snapdragon “fireball,” which will “gain greater importance and present itself in new visual assets and other creative executions” in the future. In addition, the chipmaker will use the new naming method across all of its product lines. The firm believes that the new simplified naming structure would make it easier for customers to find and select Snapdragon-powered devices. Starting with our newest flagship Snapdragon 8-series platform, Qualcomm’s mobile platforms will convert to a single-digit series and generation number, harmonising with other product categories. This suggests that the Snapdragon 700 series will be known as Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, whereas the Snapdragon 600 series will be known as Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, and so on.
Only the new naming scheme has been confirmed so far. On November 30, Qualcomm is anticipated to provide more details about its flagship processor at the Snapdragon Summit.