Qualcomm Snapdragon 653

Qualcomm Snapdragon 653

Brand: Qualcomm Chipsets
Category: Soc
  • Max Camera: 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP
  • Video playback: 4K at 30FPS
  • Release Date: Feb 2015

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The Snapdragon 653 is a mobile processor by Qualcomm, succeeding the Snapdragon 652. It has quad-core Cortex-A72 and quad-core Cortex-A53 CPUs, clocked up to 1.95 GHz, with an Adreno 510 GPU and Hexagon DSP. It supports GLONASS, Beidou, SBAS, GPS, QZSS, Galileo, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.1, and NFC. The X9 LTE modem offers up to 300 Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload speeds. The processor supports up to 21 MP cameras, 4K video capture, and Quad HD displays. It features Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 and is built on a 28 nm process node. The Snapdragon 653 is succeeded by the Snapdragon 660.

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Announced Feb 2015
Available Yes
Class Mid range
Models MSM8976


3DMark -


GPU name Adreno 510
Architecture Adreno 500
GPU frequency 600 MHz
Execution units 1
Shading units 128
Total shaders 128
OpenCL version 2.0
Vulkan version 1.0
DirectX version 11


Architecture 4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A72
4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8
Frequency Range 1800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8
L2 cache 256 KB
Process Node 28 nm
Transistor count 1

AI Accelerators

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon V56

Multimedia (ISP)

Max camera resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600
Video playback 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265
Video capture 4K at 30FPS
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

SoC Connectivity

4G Band LTE Cat. 7
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 100 Mbps
Bluetooth 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS
Modem X12


Memory type LPDDR3
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s
Memory frequency 933 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit
Storage Tech eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1


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