December 9, 2021
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Qualcomm confirms next platform name change

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Qualcomm confirms next platform name change

Update (11/22/21) – MR

After rumors about one of the leakers last weekQualcomm has announced major changes to the way it will name its Snapdragon series platform models, moving away from the 3-digit number sequence system that has named its products for years. This news comes about the debut of its next-generation platform at the Tech Summit event on November 30th.




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The Snapdragon brand will exist as a standalone brand, breaking off from the “Qualcomm” brand and even removing the company’s name from its platforms, something seen on the Snapdragon 888 Plus, which already hinted at Qualcomm’s intentions.

The most significant change will be in the way the company will manage the name of its products. Over the years, Qualcomm has organized its platforms with three digital numbers, such as Snapdragon 800, Snapdragon 805, and Snapdragon 888. Number one informs consumers about the power of the platform, for example, the platforms in the chain starting with 8 as the best company ever, in Whereas the series starting at 4 is less powerful, and geared toward more affordable products.

The second number refers to the annual release generation such as the transition from Snapdragon 865 to 875 and the last number indicates small changes such as Snapdragon 765G and Snapdragon 768g. This model name, in addition to being baffling to follow and very technical, made Qualcomm realize that the numbers are also running out to continue naming new models.. The eighth line has already come with the Snapdragon 888, the seventh series is currently on the Snapdragon 780 and the sixth series is at its limit on the Snapdragon 695.


According to Qualcomm, it will transition to a single-digit and generation-digit system, aligned with other product categories and The change will already be implemented on the next 8 Series platform. If the previous naming model is kept, it will be called Snapdragon 898. Qualcomm already uses a similar naming scheme for its computer processors, such as the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, so the change won’t be anything unusual.

The company hasn’t given many details on what the new naming scheme will look like, but the answer will come at its Tech Summit event next week. The company preferred to publish a mysterious video referring only to the number 8, without further details and leaving speculation up in the air.

In addition, the company has also stated that it will use the gold color in its best products and will stop using 5G in the name of the platforms because it becomes a thing present in the company’s future products, so it is not doing that. It makes sense to put it in the title as a novelty or something unusual.

Original text (11/22/21)

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: New rumors promote a possible name change for the next chipset

Update (11/22/21) – JB

Qualcomm really can Rename your processors. NS The rumors were reinforced this weekend By people working with the manufacturer, Android Authority staff confirmed the change.

In general, Qualcomm’s new naming system should be Start working this yearThe first is the chipset, which is currently called the Snapdragon 898.

The manufacturer should abandon the three-digit code and use a more interactive and descriptive system. So it could be this year’s flagship chipset Known as Snapdragon 8 gen 1.

Of course the change can cause some confusion in the public when we are talking about multiple processors in the same line. Could this also mean that Qualcomm intends to simplify its releases? It is an unanswered question.


In any case, given the history of the manufacturer, this change is not surprising. That’s because the brand has already used a huge range of numbers for its processors.

In addition, Qualcomm has also previously modified the naming of its processors. For those who don’t remember, the first Snapdragon chip was the S1 and the change in numbers only happened in 2013.


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Original text (1/15/21)

Qualcomm is about to formalize its new mobile platforms for the next generation of mobile phones. However, it appears that there may be something new about the name of the company’s next best-of-breed chip, according to information released on Monday (15).

according to leaker known as Ice worldIn the current sequel, the company will call what was once thought to be Snapdragon 898 “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1”. Check out the following post:

The trend is for Qualcomm to follow suit and also apply the naming scheme to another series of chips that will be released soon. However, there is still no confirmation or details from sources about the more modest models.

Another important point to highlight is the supposed classification scheme to allow more clarity about the ‘age’ and category for each new platform – because it will indicate which font it fits and which generation it belongs to.


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It is important to remember that the same leaker Ice world Last week claimed that the future flagship of the semiconductor developer is still Overheating problems will inherit from the previous component.

Any questions about what the future Qualcomm chips will be called will be answered during the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, Scheduled for November 30 and December 1. TudoCelular will closely follow the company’s news during the event.

What are your expectations for the latest Snapdragon in the future? Do you think the supposed new name is better than the old one? Share your opinion with us!