Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 logo leaks days before Qualcomm’s big announcement


What’s this now – a Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1? A logo for a new Qualcomm chip was spotted in a staging site for the company by @Za_Raczke just days before the big announcement.

The title of the page is “Testing icon” and the icon in question sits besides a “Test123” label. Clearly this is a template that is meant to be filled in with real text (that is the point of the staging site), but that hasn’t happened yet.

Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 logo leaks days before Qualcomm's big announcementBut the name of the new flagship chipset was supposed to be “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1”. Qualcomm didn’t actually confirm the exact name, it just referred to “our newest flagship Snapdragon 8-series platform”. So it’s possible that the 8-series chips will actually be named “8Gx”.

Qualcomm already has chips named “8cx”, the flagship offerings for Windows-on-ARM laptops. There is also an 8c, which sits just below the 8cx, and an entry-level 7c. If “c” stands for “computer”, what does the “G” stand for?

According to the current naming scheme, some chipsets get a “G” suffix to denote higher clock speeds for the GPU, e.g. the Snapdragon 765 and 765G. And the “x” simply means high-end.

The big event is set for November 30 (Tuesday), join us then to find out what this Snapdragon 8Gx Gen 1 business is all about.

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