Snapdragon 898 will be replaced by Snapdragon 8 Gen1. Qualcomm will change the naming scheme of its platforms

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The annual Qualcomm Tech Summit is scheduled for November 30, at which the announcement of the flagship SoC Snapdragon 898 is expected. Now, for the first time, it is reported that Qualcomm will change the naming scheme for its platforms. Instead of the Snapdragon 898, the company will switch to the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 scheme.

The Chinese resource MyDrivers refers to a well-known tech blogger who claims that the usual three-digit designation of Snapdragon platforms is a thing of the past. Qualcomm’s new top platform will retain the “8” number, which will convey flagship status. The Snapdragon 8 series SoCs have always been the best in the lineup and have mostly been used in high-end smartphones.

Snapdragon 898 will be replaced by Snapdragon 8 Gen1.  Qualcomm will change the naming scheme of its platforms

As for the Snapdragon 8 Gen1, the platform is expected to offer a 20% performance boost over its predecessor. It will be powered by a core ARM Cortex-X2 core clocked at 3.0GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.5GHz and four energy efficient Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 1.79GHz.

The single-chip system will work with the Snapdragon X65 5G modem, which could theoretically offer a maximum downlink speed of 10 Gbps. The GPU will be the Adreno 730.

Earlier, the authoritative insider Ice Universe published a compilation of new information about the Snapdragon 898 SoC, the GPU of which turned out to be much more productive than expected.

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