If you are using an Android smartphone, chances are that your device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. Qualcomm as a brand has taken the mobile devices’ performance to a next level. The Snapdragon chipset sub-series includes budget, mid-range and premium range options. According to recent reports, Qualcomm is planning to take a step further. The chipset makers will be simplifying the naming system and separating the Snapdragon line-up as a separate entity. The report suggests that the 3-digit naming system of the chipset will not be same anymore. For instance, the naming of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset will not be the same.
New Snapdragon chipset at Annual Tech Summit:
The Snapdragon products will be separate. Thus, resulting in all-new model names for the upcoming chipsets. This means that the new Snapdragon chipset that will launch after the name change will be omitting the “Qualcomm” badge. These days Qualcomm is conducting the Snapdragon Tech Summit. The 3-day event begun on November 30th and will come to an end today.
The chipset manufacturers are likely to showcase the next flagship chipset. This new chipset is likely to be named as Snapdragon 898. Moreover, Qualcomm has also confirmed that it will not be using the 5G moniker any more with the new chipset. The manufacturers have also announced that the all the new chipset will launch with 5G compatibility. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy A82 features and specifications
New Naming System for Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset:
Keep in mind, this change will not affect any end consumer. As the brand’s portfolio continues to diversify, this transformation occurs. The chipset makers will continue to bring products like Snapdragon Sound and its “Elite Gaming Features”. The company is preparing to launch the 2021 flagship chipset any day. The chipset is likely to be the Snapdragon 898. To recall, this upcoming Snapdragon 898 chipset will succeed the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset.
Moreover, Snapdragon is likely to use the single digit number to denote the series of the chipset. For instance, “8” is for the flagship chipset along with the generation number of the chipset. Although, the exact naming system has not been revealed by the company yet. Also Read – Boost to digital payments from Union Budget 2021
Current Naming Scheme for Snapdragon chipset:
On the other hand, Qualcomm is likely to completely move away from its usual classification. Currently, Qualcomm is classifying the chipset with three-digit names. These digits denote the category in which the chipset will fall. FYI, the Snapdragon 400-series will fall under the entry-level segment. The 600- and the 700-series will fall under the mid-range segment and premium-range segment respectively. The 800-series is the flagship chipset series. Additionally, this series comes mainly with the premium range smartphones.
Qualcomm has been steadily increasing the number of chipset series across all segments starting from entry-level to the premium segment. In order to accommodate upcoming launches, the company is aiming to simplify the name system. Other details will be revealed in the coming days. Meanwhile, Snapdragon will now use the same name scheme as other PC chipset makers, which emphasize the product’s generation. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy F02s price and other details