28 June 2017
Qualcomm is reportedly planning to rename its Snapdragon line of processors by ditching 'MSM' nomenclature for 'SDM'. The report is based on a tip shared by a Weibo user who mentioned that MSM8998 (commonly known as Snapdragon 835) chipset is the last one to use the MSM naming tradition which will not be the case moving forward.
The word's leading mobile chipset maker has been using 'MSM' naming for quite a long time now which can be seen across all range of processors including entry-level, mid-ranger, and high-end ones. Some of these Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953), Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Snapdragon 821 (MSM8996 Pro), and Snapdragon 652 (MSM8976). But as per reports, the upcoming Snapdragon 845 is likely to be the first SoC to feature SDM naming as it will be called SDM845 with no MSM8900 like names for any future processors.
As Qualcomm has yet to comment anything about such a plan, this report is simply a rumor at this point. But if it comes true, it will surely become a lot easier to remember Qualcomm's processors' name. And one reason to believe that this report might be correct is that Qualcomm recently rebranded its Snapdragon processors to be named as Mobile Platforms.
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