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Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 Review, Phones, Specs

Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956

Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 is designed by Qualcomm specifically for devices that falls under the category of mid range. That is in between the high end devices and the low end devices. It is fitted with essential features and additional functionalities that befits its status and price range. It mostly runs on android devices and was announced in 2015.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956

The chip designed is based on ARMv8-ISA (64 Bit) utilizing six CPU cores that runs in two clusters. This consists of two fast ARM Cortex-A72 cores at 1.8 GHz (max.) and four power saving ARM Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2 GHz (max.). Quite similar to the Exynos 7420 and even more powerful when compared to the Snapdragon 430.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 Processor

Snapdragon 650 introduces some level of complexity by introducing Hexa-core processing system. The ARMv8-ISA (64 Bit) cores implements using the big.LITTLE architecture which allows all 6 cores to run in parallel therefore increasing performance. It supports encoding and decoding of videos (e.g. H.265 4K30, 1080p120).

Integrated with 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3-1866 memory controller, the chip provides support for WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS (Qualcomm IZat Gen8C) and a range of 2G, 3G and 4G standards like LTE Cat. 7 up to 300 MBit/s. The chips integrates 4K Ulltra HD video system which offers superior video recording capabilities with state of the art advance features.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 Graphics

The chip maximises the power of the Adreno 510 graphics card providing high quality visual display and support of HD games and applications. The chip also utilizes the Qualcomm Hexagon DSP, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware technology. It also fitted with Dual ISP (image signal processor) which offers support for up to 21MP zero shutter lag (ZSL) photos at 24fps.

Process Technology (nm)

The SoC is built on an older 28nm process technology capable of running on mid-range devices at the time of launch. The intricate design makes it power efficient.

Benchmarks (AnTuTu)

Over at AnTuTu, specifically on the version 6, the 650 reaches a medium score of 76,878 max of 77,650, average point of 75,785 and minimum point of 71,734.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 Phones

• Sony Xperia X
• Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500KL

Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 Full Specifications

Chipset Details

Series Snapdragon
Codenames Cortex-A72
Cortex-A53
Announced 2015
Released 2015
Number Of Cores 6-Cores
Clock Speed 1800MHz
Process Technology 28nm
CPU hexa-core 1.8GHz
Cores 6-Cores
Bit Architecture 64-bit
GPU (Graphics) Adreno 510
GPU (Cores) 2-Cores
GPU (Frequency) 740MHz
Memory Speed 1866MHz
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