Qualcomm’s mobile processors change their name

The new Snapdragon processor nomenclature should be easier for consumers to understand.

If you’ve bought a smartphone recently and tried to compare different processors to see if you were getting a good deal or not, you may have been lost in the tide of particularly complex nomenclature to master.

Qualcomm has announced good news for consumers, however. The manufacturer’s next processors will indeed have names that are easier to understand. This is the end of the Snapdragon 690, 750G or 888+. The next processor, which will be presented on November 30, will simply be called “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1” and not “Snapdragon 898As the rumors suggested.

Qualcomm’s goal is therefore to come up with a new nomenclature for its mobile platforms that is more consistent and easier to follow, so that users will always be able to understand what the new versions correspond to. While this aspect has not been clarified, it is likely that all series will undergo a name change. So there will likely be a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and so on.

The different processors will also be distinguished by the colors inside the logos. The flagship series will use a gold badge while the others will sport the colors “Midnight », « Gunmetal », « NickelAnd Red.

Finally, a final change concerns the separation between the brand “Qualcomm” and “Snapdragon“. From now on, the chips will only be named Snapdragon and will therefore separate from the name “Qualcomm“. The 5G suffix will also disappear, as the vast majority of devices are now compatible with the new standard.

So far, Qualcomm has not given technical details on the capabilities of the next chip. We will have to wait for the Snapdragon Tech Summit scheduled for November 30 to obtain more information.