Rumor: Qualcomm renamed Snapdragon 855 to Snapdragon 8150

Aug

17

2018

Qualcomm would have a new name scheme for its Snapdragon line of socs in the planning. So far it was thought that the coming high-end processor of the company as Snapdragon 855 would appear, but that may be Snapdragon 8150.

At least the German WinFuture site claims this on the basis of documents from third parties. The site has a good reputation for bringing early information about upcoming products. Since a few months, Qualcomm no longer uses the SDM855 type number internally to indicate the upcoming high-end soc, but SM8150, according to the report. The manufacturer then and now still used the code name Hana for the chip.

Also the upcoming ARM processor for laptops that until now as Snapdragon 1000 was designated, according to WinFuture internally a different designation. Instead of SDM1000, Qualcomm would now speak of SCX8180, while maintaining the code name Poipu. That would indicate that this chip comes out as Snapdragon 8180.

The change might be intended to align the processor designations with each other. WinFuture has also found indications for the arrival of socs with type numbers SM7150 and SM7250, which among other things would use Oppo. It is not known whether Qualcomm will use rebrands from previous socs.

Qualcomm is expected to announce its new chip generation at the end of this year, during its annual Tech Summit.

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