Snapdragon 855 (SDM855) becomes SM8150
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Earlier today we have reported that Qualcomm seems to be working on a new name scheme to announce soon for its first upcoming 7nm based SoCs, which were previously being expected to be named as the Snapdragon 855 (SDM855) and ‘Snapdragon 1000’ (SDM1000). Now according to a new Winfuture report, Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 855 (SDM855) will be called as SM8150 and the ‘Snapdragon 1000’ (SDM1000) which is a new ARM-based laptop processor will be called as SCX8180.

Roland Quandt, a reliable news reporter from WinFuture has also confirmed this via its tweet.

Now it seems clear that both the Qualcomm SM8150 for smartphones and SCX8180 and the Qualcomm SCX8180 for “PCs” running Windows 10 on ARM 7nm SoC are being made at Taiwanese contract manufacturer TSMC and will be launch with new name scheme.

However, by switching to a new naming scheme for its upcoming SoC Qualcomm presumably doesn’t want to create any confusion for customers and OEMs while separating the chips names found in smartphones and notebook PCs.


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