While many rumors have been floating around about the new snapdragon 898 being renamed to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, we haven’t has any evidence until now.
Reliable leaker ice universe initially told us of the upcoming change back on the 15th November so it always seemed likely, and now we finally have confirmation from Qualcomm.
This is no joke. Qualcomm seems to really name Snapdragon 898 "Snapdragon 8 gen1"— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 15, 2021
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
With the Snapdragon tech summit scheduled for November 30th this is when we’ll find out all the information on the flagship System On Chip but they have already confirmed details on naming.
Qualcomm announced today that it would be changing the branding strategy of its mobile System On Chips. The company now celebrates over 2 billion snapdragon powered mobile devices globally and decided a new naming scheme is in order.
Qualcomm issued a statement to say that the naming will entail a single digit series which is followed by the generation number, starting with their newest chip in the series.
This means that the upcoming chip will be named Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Its predecessor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and so on.
With more people paying attention to the specs of phones than ever this is a wise decision from Qualcomm. Currently it may be a little confusing for those who don’t know all the models and this naming structure simplifies things considerably.
The higher the series the better the chip, and of course the higher the generation number the better the chip within that series.
Qulacomm failed to mention if this naming structure would fall down to less powerful chipsets but for the reasons mentioned above this seams likely. It will easily distinguish the different chipsets and make things much easier for less knowledgeable consumers.
They did also mention that Snapdragon would become its own brand and that they will remove 5G from the branding. In a time where every chipset is coming with a 5G modem its now unnecessary to state it within the name.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Performance
We’ve seen a few benchmarks appear already and plenty of leakers have positive thoughts on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. There have been reports of CPU overheating issues causing throttling, but hopefully they can get this resolved.
With the Snapdragon Summit on the 30th November that’s when we’ll know all the fine details, and of course as soon as that happens we’ll issue a new report.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments though, Is the new naming a good or a bad idea? or does it not matter at all?