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Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 Review, Phones, Specs

Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 is a highly functional SoC equipped with premium features capable of giving users a befitting experience without having to spend too much. Unlike its predecessor this chip comes with an enhanced processing capability, graphical performance, excellent multimedia experience and faster connectivity.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976

The chip is specifically designed for mid- range to high end devices mostly running on the android operating system. Announced in 2015, the ARMv8-ISA chip utilizes 64 Bit architecture utilizing eight CPU cores that runs in two clusters, consisting of four fast ARM Cortex-A72 cores at 1.8 GHz (max.) and four power saving ARM Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2 GHz (max.).

Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 Processor

The ARMv8-ISA (64 Bit) cores of the chip runs in similar manner with that of the implements Snapdragon 650 by implementing the big.LITTLE architecture which allows all 8 cores to run in parallel therefore increasing performance and efficiency. Fitted with a 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3-1866 memory controller, the chip provides full support for encoding and decoding of videos (e.g. H.265 4K30, 1080p120).

There’s also 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. It is designed to support X8 LTE with download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100 Mbps. It also comes integrated with 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation in both uplink and downlink.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 Graphics

The chip maximises the power of the Adreno 510 graphics card providing high quality visual display and support of HD games and applications. It supports Quad HD (2K) displays and wireless streaming full HD.

Process Technology (nm)

The 28nm older process technology integrated with the octa core 64 bit architecture provides normal experience for users at a moderate power consumption rate. This ensures the longevity of the batteries of mid-range devices.

Benchmarks (AnTuTu)

Over at AnTuTu, specifically on the version 6, the 652 reaches a minimum score of 75533, an average of 82941.8, median of 84501 and a max of 87232 points. That’s far better than its predecessor, the 650.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 Phones

• Nubia Z17 mini
• Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
• BQ Aquaris X5 Plus

Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 Full Specifications

Chipset Details

Series Snapdragon
Codenames Cortex-A72
Announced 2015
Released 2015
Number Of Cores 8-Cores
Clock Speed 1800MHz
Process Technology 28nm
CPU Octa-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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