Snapdragon 618 And 620 Renamed To Snapdragon 650 And 652 By Qualcomm

Posted: Dec 17 2015, 1:49pm CST | by , in News | Technology News

Snapdragon 618 And 620 Renamed To Snapdragon 650 And 652 by Qualcomm

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Qualcomm, previously has renamed some of its products. A few times back, the company was even changing the names after each generation.

A year or two ago, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon S4. All the models introduced before this one were renamed to S1,S2 and S3 consecutively.

After that, the S4 chip was divided into categories too. All the categories were named as Play, Plus,Pro, and Prime.

Once again, when Snapdragon 800 was unveiled, the previous serious was once again renamed as Snapdragon 200, 400, and 600 consecutively.

The reason behind telling the whole history is that, now, it seems that Qualcomm is finally done with its name changing venture.

But, the company is still in its adventurous mood. Recently Qualcomm announced the updated 618 with hexa core processor and 620 with octa core processors.

These chips were, as usual,renamed and are now known as Snapdragon 650 and Snapdragon 652.

Qualcomm in its statement said that changing the name was necessary to make it easy to differentiate between the new Snapdragon 615 and 617 generation chipsets.

The Snapdragon 650 and 652 have new processors, new GPUs, new models and improved camera options.

The Snapdragon 650, has a hexa-core processor (2x 1.8GHz Cortex-A72 and 4x 1.2GHz Cortex-A53) while the 652 model has an octa-core CPU (4x 1.8GHz Cortex-A72 and 4x 1.2GHz Cortex-A53).

Both of the above chips come with a Adreno 510 GPU. They have 4K video recording support, Quad HD screens and LTE Cat.7 connectivity.

The first smartphone that will be powered by the Snapdragon 652 is the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A9.

More devices are expected to be announced soon.

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