It is no news that Qualcomm’s next flagship for 2019 will be called the Snapdragon 855. We also know that its next modem is called the Snapdragon X50. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Mobile Platforms have integrated modems but come next year, the SDM855 with an integrated SDX50 modem will go by a new name.
Thanks to a SoftBank Earnings Result document, it has been revealed that Qualcomm will refer to the chipset that contains the SDM855 application processor and the SDX50 5G modem as the Snapdragon 855 Fusion Platform.
We don’t know why Qualcomm is changing the name from Mobile Platform to Fusion Platform but one explanation is that Snapdragon processors are moving away from being just for mobile devices (phones and tablets) but also PCs.
Both the SDM855 application processor and the SDX50 5G modem are going to be built using 7nm chips. They are both expected to show up in devices next year.