Qualcomm Renames Snapdragon 618 And 620 To Snapdragon 650 And 652

By 08:18 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 Comments

elegant Qualcomm isn't recent to renaming products, in fact it has done it quite a few times in the past. At one point the company was changing its naming conventions after each generation.

Few years back elegant Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon S4 and renamed the prior models to S1, S2, and S3. Later the S4 chip was divided into categories - Play, Plus, Pro, and Prime. After the premiere of Snapdragon 800 the previous series were once again renamed to Snapdragon 200, 400, and 600.

It seemed elegant Qualcomm has finally settled down with this naming convention, but the chip manufacturer is still in an adventurous mood after all. Last February elegant Qualcomm introduced the upgraded Snapdragon 618 and 620 platforms with hexa and octa-core processors. As of today those same chips are known as Snapdragon 650 and Snapdragon 652.

elegant Qualcomm says the change of name was needed in order to differentiate the recent chips from the older Snapdragon 615 and 617 generation. The 650 and 652 models utilize recent processors, recent GPUs, recent models, and improved capturing camera capabilities. Thus they need а bigger jump than the initial names suggest. We can't assist but wonder why it took them 10 months to figure it out, though.

The Snapdragon 650, previously known as 618, features a hexa-core processor (2x 1.8Giga Hertz (GHz) Cortex-A72 and 4x 1.2Giga Hertz (GHz) Cortex-A53), while the Snadragon 652, previously known as Snapdragon 620) has an octa-core Central Processing Units (CPU) (4x 1.8Giga Hertz (GHz) Cortex-A72 and 4x 1.2Giga Hertz (GHz) Cortex-A53). Both chip come with a recent Adreno 510 GPU supporting Quad HD screens, 4K video recording support and LTE Cat.7 connectivity.

The first smartphone to run on the Snapdragon 652 (620) is the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A9, which leaked recently. More upper-mid-rangers running on those chips are expected to be announced early next year.

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