Qualcomm has shifted the naming convention for its chipsets from having three numbers to its current form of the series number, followed by generation number. And that’s before the Plus versions come into the picture, complicating things further. As it turns out, thing may get even more complicated still, with the current naming convention getting lettered suffixes.
This is according to frequent industry leakster Yogesh Brar, who made the claim on Twitter. The tweet itself says that Qualcomm has “plans to introduce multiple SKUs” with P and T, among others, to be added to the branding of the Snapdragon CPU family. Two specific examples listed include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 2P and 7 Gen 2T.
Heard that Qualcomm plans to introduce a multiple SKUs with 'P', 'T', etc. branding in the Snapdragon CPU family, such as the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2P, 7 Gen 2T
Don't think they should move forward with this naming scheme, it will just make things more difficult.
What do you think?
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) February 7, 2023
Should this be accurate, identifying – or rather, naming – these Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets would get a lot more complicated. On one hand, Qualcomm had given the names of its chipsets lettered suffixes at one point in time. One that comes to mind was the Snapdragon 778G, which makes sense at the time.
But right now, with Plus versions of chipsets being pretty prevalent, things can get pretty messy. For instance, would the company maintain its current format and put the plus after the series name – for instance Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2P? Or will it be at the at the end of the name, so that its Gen 2P Plus? Not to mention, what will the suffixes even represent?
At any rate, this leak aside, it still remains to be seen if Qualcomm truly intends to go down this route when it comes to naming its Snapdragon chipsets. There’s a chance that this will be confirmed or denied indirectly via a phone announcement during MWC at the end of the month, assuming that there’s one that will be using the company’s chipset.
(Source: Yogesh Brar / Twitter)
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