8150 no longer? Latest rumors suggest yet more shake-ups for Snapdragon flagship naming schemes
A new article asserts that the successor to the Snapdragon 845 processor will not in fact be launched as the 8150. This name has come to light over the last number of months, as it was observed by correspondents to some prominent IT news sites (most notably winfuture.de) that internal and external leaks likely to pertain to the next Snapdragon flagship bore this name. It was a noteworthy development as it involved a departure from the SD 8x5 naming scheme, as may have been previously expected.
However, this latest contradiction to the '8150' theory, made by PCMag contributor Sascha Segan, is based on the argument that Snapdragon is only using this four-figure designation internally. It is somewhat corroborated that an Antutu benchmark result also attributed to the next-gen CPU bore the codename 'msmnile', not 'msm8150'.
Furthermore, this upcoming processor is also the first to be released alongside a Snapdragon 5G modem (the X50) and the first premium Snapdragon product to be based on a 7-nanometer architecture. Therefore, it may make sense for Qualcomm to highlight either breakthrough with a new, heretofore unheard-of naming scheme in its marketing. However, we can only confirm this speculation with the actual launch of this processor, which is to take place next week on December 4.
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