Qualcomm is renaming two of its upcoming processors for mid-range phones. The previously announced Snapdragon 618 hexa-core and Snapdragon 620 octa-core processors will now be called the Snapdragon 650 and Snapdragon 652.
Why the new names? To help set them apart from all the other Snapdragon 600-series chips.
- Snapdragon 600
- Snapdragon 602A
- Snapdragon 615
- Snapdragon 616
- Snapdragon 617
But the new chips are significantly different, since they’ll be among Qualcomm’s first processors to feature ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores and Adreno 510 graphics. They should offer significant performance gains over the existing chips, but Qualcomm figures you might not know that just by looking at the numbers. So now there are some new numbers.