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Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956

Qualcomm 650 MSM8956

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 (MSM8956, former Snapdragon 618) is an ARM-based mid-range SoC for (Android based) smartphones and tablets. The chip integrates six CPU cores in two clusters. Two fast ARM Cortex-A72 cores at 1.8 GHz (max.) and four power saving ARM Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2 GHz (max.). In addition to that, the S650 includes a modern Adreno 510 graphics card, 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3-1866 memory controller (14.9 GB/s), an LTE/UMTS radio, and 802.11ac WiFi.

The Cortex-A72 cores are the successor of the Cortex-A57 designs and are based on the ARMv8-ISA (64 Bit). The four slower Cortex-A53 cores are also using the ARMv8-ISA (64 Bit). Both clusters are implemented using the big.LITTLE architecture and therefore all 6 cores can in theory run in parallel to increase performance.

The Snapdragon 650 supports a broad range of wireless standards. Next to WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS (Qualcomm IZat Gen8C), the 650 supports a range of 2G, 3G and 4G standards like LTE Cat. 7 up to 300 MBit/s.

Dedicated hardware for encoding and decoding of videos (e.g. H.265 4K30, 1080p120) is also supported by the chip.

The Snapdragon 650 is manufactured at TSMC in 28nm (HPm).

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A72/-A53

Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A72/-A53

Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 compare1.8 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A72/-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 « 1.8 GHz6 / 6 cores Cortex-A72/-A53
Clock Rate1800 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 6
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesAdreno 510 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 7 (max. 300 Mbps), NFC, GPS (Qualcomm IZat Gen8C), Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller
GPUQualcomm Adreno 510
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date02/18/2015
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956

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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 processor

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL) Tablet Review

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL) Tablet Review

For traveling. With the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE, now the LTE version of the Asus tablet series runs through our tests. You can find out in our detailed review, whether...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 | Qualcomm Adreno 510 | 9.70" | 490 g
Asus Zenpad 3 8.0

Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL Tablet Review

Zen of wishes? Asus' new tablet with the size of an iPad Mini not only offers good features including WWAN modem and stereo speakers, but it is also comparative...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 | Qualcomm Adreno 510 | 7.90" | 320 g
Sony Xperia X Compact Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia X Compact Smartphone Review

Compact and enduring, but no more high-end. Sony once again offers a Compact version of its flagship smartphone this year. However, the smaller model will have ...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 | Qualcomm Adreno 510 | 4.60" | 135 g
Sony Xperia X Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia X Smartphone Review

Ambitious. The Sony Xperia X aims to be a top smartphone and a photo artist in one device. Although the 5-inch Android system brings many features and high per...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 | Qualcomm Adreno 510 | 5.00" | 152 g

Vivo V9 Pro: Qualcomm Adreno 510, 6.30", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Vivo V9 Pro

Xiaomi Mi Note 3: Qualcomm Adreno 510, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi Note 3

Oppo R11 Plus: unknown, 6.00", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Oppo R11 Plus

Oppo R11: unknown, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Oppo R11

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500KL: Qualcomm Adreno 510, 9.70", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500KL

Asus Zenpad Z10 ZT500KL: Qualcomm Adreno 510, 9.70", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Asus Zenpad Z10 ZT500KL

Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL-1A001A: Qualcomm Adreno 510, 7.90", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL-1A001A

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro: Qualcomm Adreno 510, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro

Sony Xperia X Compact: Qualcomm Adreno 510, 4.60", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia X Compact

Asus ZenPad Z8-ZT581KL: Qualcomm Adreno 510, 7.90", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenPad Z8-ZT581KL

Xiaomi Mi Max 6.4 inch: unknown, 6.40", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi Max 6.4 inch

Sony Xperia X: Qualcomm Adreno 510, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia X

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