am i reading the specs right? whats the main difference to select this kind of product line over snapdragon or has qualcom shifted their evolution of snapdragons towards these kinds of products in any way?
Off topic/on-topic?: does this CPU still have good power sleep levels and power optimizations? Since industry/IoT and long-term support sounds very nice, but we are talking about a device that is using a battery. It’s a phone not a IoT.
I am not too familiar with the chip’s technical specifications yet, but many IoT devices have even more rigid power consumption requirements than Phones due to their always-on-standby nature, so I wouldn’t take the mere fact that it’s an IoT chip as an indicator for higher power consumption.
This officially includes “ruggedized handhelds and tablets”.
What if most of this is marketing?
Reviews compare it to the Snapdragons 778G and 782G. It might be a variant of the same SoC line, just marketed and supported differently.
I remember AMD had processors with a letter “B” extension once (for "B"usiness purposes) … same processors as those without the B, but with different support conditions. (Reference)