Qualcomm, the maker of Snapdragon mobile processors, is changing the way it names its future products. And in the short term, the Qualcomm and Snapdragon brands will no longer be fully linked, but differentiated on specific products.
Basically, the company will use Snapdragon as an independent brand that will keep its traditional logo (mainly the fireball) but will change some naming.
As of now, processors have a three-digit name and a number (Snapdragon 888, Snapdragon 732, etc.), but this will change and become simpler, as is already the case with desktop processors like the Snapdragon 7c which is in its new generation. Just called Gen 2.
For example, Qualcomm’s upcoming chips will be called the Snapdragon 8-series, with a number identifying the generation to which they belong. Also, adding “5G” to the processor name will be removed, as they will all support 5G from now on and so this additional name will not be needed.
In addition to the nomenclature, there will be other specific elements for each product, which will be the colors of the label. A gold label will be used at the top of the category, while other categories will have other colors that will be revealed in due course.
The first product to comply with Snapdragon’s new rules will be the next mobile processor, although Qualcomm has limited itself to saying that it is a high-end product and part of the Snapdragon 8-line series.
This way Qualcomm gets rid of a problem that may arise in the future when there are no more numbers to use.
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