Qualcomm had a pretty good naming scheme for its chipsets until a couple of years ago when its ever expanding lineup started to overlap making it hard to tell how two chipsets compare by their names. It now appears that the company is planning on adressing that by altering the name scheme, beginning with its next flagship SoC that is set to be unveiled next month.
This is no joke. Qualcomm seems to really name Snapdragon 898 "Snapdragon 8 gen1"— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 15, 2021
Reliable tipsters Digital Chat Station and Ice Universe both claimed that Qualcomm's new top dog will be named "Snapdragon 8 Gen 1" instead of the previously rumored Snapdragon 898.
The name change will likely then spread to the company's other lineups, making it easier to tell the age and standing of each new chipset. Although with more than a dozen Snapdragon chips in active use at any one time there's always going to be some overlapping.