• - Change the naming method of Snapdragon chips - 3 digits to 1 digit

    Change the naming method of Snapdragon chips - 3 digits to 1 digit
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    Every year, the American company Qualcomm updates its processors to produce faster chips for use in new Android devices. This practice will continue this year, but with a significant change. Qualcomm on Monday, November 22, 2021 (December 1, 1400) published a not very clear video, posting an article on its website, announced changes in the branding of Snapdragon chipsets (although Qualcomm prefers to use the word "platform" instead of chipset Slowly). Among the most important of these changes are the removal of the word Qualcomm from the title chipsets, as well as the abandonment of the three-digit method in naming these chips.

     Change the naming method of Snapdragon chips - 3 digits to 1 digit

    Announced the branding of its processors. To begin with, it should be noted that from now on Snapdragon will be an independent brand and will be separated from the Qualcomm brand. As such, we will no longer see the word Qualcomm in the title of Snapdragon chips. Of course, this is an approach that was key a while ago, because in the unveiling of the Snapdragon 888 Plus, the word "Qualcomm" was seen.

    Probably the biggest change is in the way Snapdragon chips are named. For years, Qualcomm has been using the 3-digit method to name its chips (such as the Snapdragon 480, Snapdragon 765 or Snapdragon 888). In this way, the first digit of the series chipset and subsequently shows its processing power. Thus, the 4 Series chips (such as the Snapdragon 480) are low-end chipsets and the 8 Series chips (such as the Snapdragon 888) are the company's flagship chipsets. The second digit usually indicates the annual supply of a generation of chips (such as going from Snapdragon 865 to 870). The third digit also indicates a chip upgrade (for example, the Snapdragon 768G is an updated version of the Snapdragon 765G). Change the naming method of Snapdragon chips - 3 digits to 1 digit

    In addition to the use of three digits at the beginning of names is a bit confusing and confusing, another problem with this method of naming is that Qualcomm He can no longer continue this method, because he will bring a small number to name his new chipsets! Currently, the last chip in the 6 Series is the Snapdragon 695 chipset, and as you can see, the naming capacity of this series is over. The 8 Series chips - which reached 888 last year - are also nearing capacity. Qualcomm intends to change the way its chips are registered so that a digit represents the series and then the generation number. This method will happen for the first time in the new generation of flagship 8 series chips. Thus, the chipset that was previously thought to be called Snapdragon 898 may be called Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. If this hypothesis is correct, the next generation of this chip will be produced in 2022 under the name Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

    It's interesting to note that this style is not new to Qualcomm, as the company has previously used this naming convention for its PC processors, such as the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 or Snapdragon 7c Gen 2. But in the meantime. Some aspects of this method may be ambiguous. For example, the Snapdragon chips in series 7, 6, and 4 each contain several members that exist in parallel in this series. Now, if Qualcomm wants to implement this new naming method in these three series, the situation becomes a bit more complicated. Change the naming method of Snapdragon chips - 3 digits to 1 digit

    Of course the example The above is just a guess, because Qualcomm has not yet announced the exact way to name the Snapdragon chips, and instead has just released a promotional video in which the number 8 is displayed in various forms. More details on Qualcomm's new chip naming approach will likely be announced at the Snapdragon Tech Summit.

    Another important change is that from now on the 5G extension will be removed from the Snapdragon chipset title. The reason for this decision is clear; Due to the pervasiveness of fifth generation communication technology and the large volume of 5G chips, there will no longer be a need for this extension at the end of the chipset name. Another reason is that from now on Qualcomm will only produce fifth generation chipsets.

    Not bad to know, the Snapdragon logo is not without its changes. The Snapdragon logo shows a fireball in white and red. According to Qualcomm, the fireball will be available in a variety of colors, including Black (Midnight), Dark Gray (Gunmetal), Nickel Silver, Snapdragon Red and Gold. ). It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

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