Even before the premiere of the new chips, Qualcomm announced changes in nomenclature to make it easier for customers to “find and select devices powered by Snapdragon”.
And in fact & hairsp; – & hairsp; After Snapdragon 865 and 888 it was the turn of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. One digit representing the position in the offer (the higher the number, the stronger the chip) and the number reflecting the generation. Simple and legible, right? Then look at this.
The names of other Snapdragon 2022 are not that simple anymore
During the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021 event, Qualcomm presented a few more chips.
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 was created for top laptops with Windows.
Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 is aimed at cheaper laptops with Windows.
Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 is a unit for handheld game consoles.
Qualcomm introduces systems of different generations with completely different markings to the market at the same time.
Of course, the company found itself in a rather difficult situation, because the 8cx series had already had two generations. However, since the “new era of Snapdragon” and easier nomenclature were announced, wouldn’t it be the best time for a comprehensive reset of the numbering?
The day after “simplifying the naming”, the offer is already so messy that you need to have a really solid understanding to understand it. Dread to think what will happen next.
It is not going well
It must be honestly noted that so far the mess concerns other product categories than smartphones. The only question is for how long, because so far Qualcomm has shown only one chip for smartphones.
Since the company is not afraid to juggle with cx, c + or G3 markings at the start, it’s hard for me to believe in the desire to facilitate “finding and selecting devices powered by Snapdragon”.
I will not be surprised if in 2-3 years the “Snapdragon 8g + Gen 3” and “Snapdragon 6s Gen 5+” systems will be introduced at the same time, and then it will be difficult to understand which chip is newer and which better .
May I be wrong and it was just a bad good start.