Qualcomm: Snapdragon is no longer a processor but a Platform

Finally, you and me will no longer describe Snapdragon as a Processor, it should be officially described as a Platform according to Qualcomm.

According to the Qualcomm, Qualcomm said Snapdragon is more than just a single component, a piece of silicon or what many interpret as the CPU.

The chipmaker instead sees it as an “anthology of technology” comprised of hardware, software and services – a CPU, a GPU, an integrated modem, a DAC and fingerprint technology, for example – that simply can’t be expressed in a world like “processor.” It’ll now be called the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform.

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Qualcomm also said that moving forward, only premium mobile platforms will retain the Snapdragon brand. Low- and mid-range 200 series chips, meanwhile, will fall under the new Qualcomm Mobile name without the Snapdragon distinction.

The company said it hopes the change will help differentiate entry-level and high-volume solutions from their flagship and high-end platforms, thus providing better clarity and expectations for customers.

Qualcomm’s next flagship release, the Snapdragon 835, is expected to show up in Samsung’s Galaxy S8 in the coming weeks.

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