A few years ago, Qualcomm’s ever-expanding lineup of chipsets started to overlap, making it difficult to tell how two chipsets compare by their names. According to reports, Intel plans to address this by changing the name scheme for its next flagship processor, which will be unveiled next month.
This is no joke. Qualcomm seems to really name Snapdragon 898 "Snapdragon 8 gen1"
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 15, 2021
Assured tipsters Qualcomm’s new top dog will be called “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1” instead of the previously rumored “Snapdragon 898,” according to Digital Chat Station and Ice Universe.
To make it easier to distinguish between older and newer chips, it is likely that the company’s other lineups will be renamed as well. In spite of the fact that there is always going to be some overlap between the numerous Snapdragon chips that are in use at any given time,