The re-named Snapdragon 620 SoC powers the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 as the Snapdragon 652

The re-named Snapdragon 620 SoC powers the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 as the Snapdragon 652
Just a few days ago, Qualcomm renamed the Snapdragon 618 and Snapdragon 620 chipsets. The new numbers are the Snapdragon 650 and Snapdragon 652, respectively. Why do this? Qualcomm said it wanted to differentiate the Snapdragon 618 and 620 from the Snapdragon 615, 616 and 617 chipsets.

While it wouldn't be the first handset to be powered by the Snapdragon 620, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 might be the first to have the chipset with its new naming scheme under the hood. The Alcatel handset (TCL 6070) recently made a trip through the GFXBench benchmark test, revealing that the phone will sport a 5.5-inch display with  a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 620 652 chipset contains an octa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 510 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native memory. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 features a rear-facing 16MP camera, and an 8MP snapper can be found on front to take selfies and handle video chats.

The OneTouch Idol 4 managed to produce a 5.4 fps frame rate on the Car Chase offline test. That just beat out the recently unveiled Yu YutopiaLG G Flex 2, HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z3 +. Those phones scored anywhere from 5.1 fps to just under the OneTouch Idol 4's 5.4 fps rate.

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12. epdm2be

Posts: 836; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"...Qualcomm said it wanted to differentiate the Snapdragon 618 and 620 from the Snapdragon 615, 616 and 617 chipsets..." So they're now going to rename the 820 to 852 also? Otherwise this is IMHO a very stupid move that'll do more harm than good. Before it was clear that the 620 was the slower brother o/t 820 but still from the same generation. With this odd numbering it's just confusing.

10. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

What happened to qualcomm this year reminds me of the story of the hare and the turtle where the hare was so fast and ahead that it decided to take a nap when the turtle slowly but steadily overtook it and now the hare is trying to catch up with the turtle. Yes the hare will definitely win the race but the overconfidence has let it lag behind the competition for a short while. Sd820 will set the bar high once again but they must not get carried away by it and keep working on improving and advancing. The completion has proven that they won't just concede and would easily capitalize on the setbacks.

8. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

OH GOD please Make motorola put this same chip on Moto G4. I really want a phone good phone but don't wanna buy some crappy chineese s**t (Yes i know lenovo owns moto now)

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I bet it'll use the imx 230 sensor, and hopefully have similar body language. Although the price might go up.

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Well gg. Still ain't gotta stop me with my idol 3 tho

1. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Those are amazing scores...Adreno 510 managed to squeeze lead over Adreno 330...I wasn't expecting this...but I admit, I am pleasantly surprised. 2016 mid-range phones will have performance of 2014/2015 flagship phones...I am looking at you 2016 Moto G.

2. Furbal unregistered

The idol 3 was a damn good phone for what it was. This is going to be very interesting. With a bit more power to drive the 1080p screen, the idol 3 would have be a runner for the best phone for the price imo. Great screen, speakers, battery life. Alcatel just needs to firm up their support channel.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7682; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Isn't Alcatel now owned by Nokia, which is indirectly owned by Microsoft.

11. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

No my dear .. ALCATEL Devices is currently owned by the Chinese Manufacturer TCL. All the TCL Phones are branded with ALCATEL. ALCATEL Devices is never owned by Nokia. ALCATEL Network Solutions and NOKIA Network Solutions are now the same company but not the Device Section. Also. Microsoft used to own NOKIA Devices but not anymore! Nokia will be able to manufacture handsets again by 1st January 2016. Just for your information.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

And the 415/425 will have the power of 2013 high end phones

4. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

If you read the article it actually beat out S810 based devices. I think obviously the Adreno 510 is not stronger than the 430, but it's a good indication we're getting a huge technology leap next year.

7. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'd consider Nexus 6 as baseline performance for comparison of S810. All devices mentioned in article struggle with thermals. Go check yourself Nexus 6 performance at below link -

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