We are just days away from the Qualcomm event, where the company is expected to reveal the brand new branding for the Snapdragon series of chipsets. Today, a user spotted what might be the upcoming name for the flagship Snapdragon chipsets called Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1.
@Za-Raczke spotted the changes on Qualcomm’s staging website, where the Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 was listed with a “Test123” label (via GSMArena). The website is clearly just a template for the real product, and all the content on the page appears to be just a placeholder – this helps UX designers and developers get an idea of how the final, public product would look prior to releasing it.
A few weeks ago, we heard the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1” moniker show up at a few places, and it’s not entirely clear if the two products are the same, or if there will be multiple names, for multiple lineups. It’s important to note that the 8-series is reserved for the flagship chipsets that end up in high-end smartphones, but it’s certainly possible that we may see it renamed to “Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1”.
Qualcomm already has a chip called “8cz”, which is a flagship SoC for Windows-on-ARM laptops. There is also an “8c” chipset, which is slightly below the “8cz”, and there’s also an entry-level “7c”.
The current naming scheme puts a “G” suffix on higher GPU clocked chipsets to make it easily identifiable by consumers and tech-savvy users, and this can be seen on chipsets such as the Snapdragon 765 and 765G. The “x” will likely stand for classifying that it’s high-end, and a premium SoC.
Qualcomm’s event is set to happen on November 30, and the company will reportedly unveil the new branding, and the upcoming flagship chipset that we’ll see in high-end smartphones and tablets in 2022.