Qualcomm renames Snapdragon 620 and 618 to Snapdragon 652 and 650

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Qualcomm has announced that it is renaming Snapdragon 620 and 618 to the Snapdragon 652 and 650, respectively.  The reason for this change is to separate these two chips from lower-end ones in the same line.

The 650 and 652 feature 4K Ultra HD video capture, advanced X8 LTE modems with carrier aggregation support, and Cortex-A72 CPU cores.

For these reasons, Qualcomm felt it was necessary to push them far ahead of the others in the 600 tier.

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 (620) and 650 (618) SoCs

  • Snapdragon 652 (620) : Octa-Core – Quad 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.2GHz A53 CPUs
  • Snapdragon 650 (618): Hexa-Core – Dual 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.2GHz A53 CPUs
  • Integrated X8 LTE, with Global Mode LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA (DC-HSPA+, DC-HSUPA), CDMA1x, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE
  • Cat 7 speeds of up to 300 Mbps down/100 Mbps up via 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation in the downlink and uplink on LTE FDD and LTE TDD
  • Support for LTE Broadcast, LTE multimode dual SIM and VoLTE with HD Voice and SRVCC
  • Next generation Qualcomm Adreno GPU
  • Supports up to Quad High Definition (2560×1600) displays
  • Dual ISPs can support up to 21MP ZSL at 24fps and 930MP/sec throughput
  • 4K capture at 30fps, 1080p at 120fps, Hardware HEVC (H.265) encode and decode
  • Miracast support for up to 1080p wireless display
  • High-Fidelity 192kHz/24bit music playback
  • Integrated Qualcomm VIVE 1-stream 802.11ac, Qualcomm IZat location services and Bluetooth 4.1 solutions

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