Qualcomm Snapdragon 620, 618 renamed to 652 and 650

Earlier this year in February, Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 618 and 620 SoCs, aimed at mid-range devices. Now the chip maker has decided to rename the hexa-core Snapdragon 618 to 650, and the octa-core Snapdragon 620 to 652. 

The reason behind the renaming is to better reflect the positioning and capabilities of these processors since the Snapdragon 620 and 618 have more significant user experience and performance advantages compared  SoCs in the Snapdragon 600 series.

The Snapdragon 650 and 652 SoC are among the first processor to offer ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores and Adreno 510 GPUs. Qualcomm said that the renaming is more accurate because, both SoCs offer features like advanced X8 LTE modems with carrier aggregation support, Cat 7 speeds of up to 300Mbps, 4K video recording capabilities, 2K display support, Miracast support for up to 1080p wireless display and intergrated Qualcomm VIVE 1-stram 802.11ac.

Devices equipped with the Snapdragon 650 and 652 SoCs are expected to be available by early 2016.
"The renaming is to recognize the significant modem, processing, graphics, and camera advantages these two processors bring to the Snapdragon 600 tier. We’ve been developing the Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 650 processors over the last 12 months, and the superior capabilities and performance positions them well above other processors in this tier." the company wrote in a blog post.

Key Features of Snapdragon 650 and 652 SoC
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 652 (620) includes 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 CPUs and Cortex-A53 cores
  • Hexa-core Snapdragon 650 (618) packs two ARM Cortex-A72 cores paired with quad Cortex-A53 CPUs 
  • X8 LTE modem with download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100 Mbps
  • Support for dual ISP camera, 4K video capture and playback, HEVC hardware encoding
  • Next-generation Qualcomm Adreno graphics
  • Supports up to Quad High Definition (2560×1600) displays
  •  Miracast support for up to 1080p wireless display
  • Support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0
  • Qualcomm Hexagon DSP sensor engine with support for real-time, always-on motion, location, health and environmental sensing
  • Support for high-fidelity 192kHz/24bit music playback
  • Superior battery performance

Kaiser Bey
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 620, 618 renamed to 652 and 650 Qualcomm Snapdragon 620, 618 renamed to 652 and 650 Reviewed by Kaiser on 12/17/2015 07:44:00 PM
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