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Qualcomm simplifies Snapdragon chip names

With hundreds of smartphones currently int he market, sometimes we get confused with the processor they run on and their relative capabilities compared to other variants. All we know is the clock speed and the number of cores. So Qualcomm is simplifying all that, starting with the Snapdragon chipset.

Soon, Qualcomm’s processors in the Snapdragon line will be referred to as S1, S2, S3 and S4 — the hgiher the number, the better the CPU {via}.


The first 1GHz Snapdragon processors we saw last year (Xperia X10, HTC Desire) will be referred to as the Snapdragon S1.

The newer processors found in HTC Sensation (dual core 1.0GHz) and the HTC Flyer (single core 1.5GHz) will be referred to as the S2.

We have yet to see the S3 class and S4 class in handsets and tablet but once they come out, we should easily know they’re more powerful than their predecessors.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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4 Responses

  1. Emman says:

    Abe, what kind of chip does the Samsung Galaxy S2 have?

  2. iPaz says:

    mr. yuga may i request a comparison between snapdragon and powerVR mobile chips if who’s better in different aspects (e.i. gaming, multimedia, browsing etc.) Thanks

  3. yuga says:

    @emman – It’s not classified since it’s not Qualcomm’s but if it were, it should be S2 or S3.

    @iPaz – will do.

  4. johnray_!0 says:

    how about sony experia ray? is it S2?

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