Making sense of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chipset naming scheme

Qualcomm has unveiled a quartet of chipsets: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, the Snapdragon Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, and the Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3. While it’s technically not a new naming scheme if you’ve been following Qualcomm’s computing endeavors, it’s new to the vast majority of Qualcomm’s userbase. While previous Qualcomm chipsets were generally linearly named, that wasn’t always the case. It’s confusing now, but this new naming scheme should hopefully simplify the process overall. The renaming of its other chips brings them in line with its overall focus and makes it easier to understand all of its chipsets as one cohesive ecosystem.
Qualcomm’s previous mobile SoC branding let buyers easily differentiate between a high-end Snapdragon SoC and a mid-range or entry-level SoC. However, differentiating between SoCs in the same series could prove to be a bit difficult for the average user. That’s because Qualcomm has switched up its naming convention a fair bit in the…

Written By: Adam Conway

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