The GTN650 was initially released in 2011 as a replacement for the GNS430/W series. 8th January 2020 Garmin made a press release announcing the next generation of the GTN series. Compared to the GTN650 the new GTN650Xi will have a dual core processor, slightly different front panel with the HOME and Direct To buttons grouped together and a new display with higher resolution pixel density (IPS display). The already existing GTN series STC’s are revised to include the new GTN Xi series part numbers. EASA STC available as of 11 February 2020.