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The Snapdragon naming scheme could get complicated (again)

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February 7, 2023
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TL;DR
  • A leaker has claimed that Qualcomm could offer more complicated Snapdragon processor names.
  • The company could purportedly offer names like Snapdragon 7 Gen 2P and 7 Gen 2T.

 

Qualcomm switched to a more streamlined naming convention for its smartphone processors a couple of years ago, going from the Snapdragon 888 to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. We’ve since seen the company release the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (replacing the Snapdragon 700 series names), Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1.

Now, frequent leaker Yogesh Brar has claimed on Twitter that Qualcomm plans to build on these new naming conventions. More specifically, the chip designer could offer names like the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2T and Snapdragon 7 Gen 2P. Check out a screenshot of the tweet below.

These added designations — if confirmed — would make Qualcomm’s chipset names more complicated. It’s also worth noting that the company switched to the Snapdragon Gen naming convention in the first place because its previous naming scheme was complicated.

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Nevertheless, we can see an argument for expanding this naming convention as the company still uses the old naming convention for some newly announced chipsets such as the Snapdragon 782G. So expanding the new naming scheme would allow Qualcomm to drop the legacy Snapdragon naming for more SoCs.