Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 chipset to bring 5G to mid-range smartphones
Jun 19 2020
San Francisco: Global chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday announced its first 5G mobile platform in the 6-series, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690, which aims to bring 5G support to even more mid-range smartphones.
The new Snapdragon 690 5G SoC is the successor to the Snapdragon 675 chip and is said to offer up to 20 percent better CPU and up to 60 percent faster graphics performance over its predecessor.
US-based manufacturer Qualcomm has unveiled a new 5G-compatible, full-featured chipset for mid-range smartphones, the Snapdragon 690. It's also worth pointing out that the 690 brings the introduction of dual Wi-Fi antennas to the 600-series, along with Wi-Fi 6 features.
The Snapdragon 690 is aimed at helping to make 5G accessible to more people than ever before.
The first 5G-compatible smartphones, which are now sold by such brands as Samsung, Xiaomi and Oppo, are high-end models equipped with the flagshipSnapdragon 865chipset. We'll see Snapdragon 690 phones from vendors such as Nokia, Motorola, LG and TCL later this year, so expect a glut of releases in around three months' time. Most notably, it's the first 6xx processor with 5G support, which was previously only available on higher-end 700x and 800x chips. It can support up to 120Hz refresh rate for the FHD+ display and 60Hz on a QHD display.
"We will continue to migrate 5G down, but we're not able to comment on road map plans". You can expect 5G worthy experiences powered by our PureDisplay and ZEISS Imaging innovation, now at an even more affordable price.
One of the first CPO's to congratulate Qualcomm on the announcement of a new 5G processor was Juho Sarvikas.
Millimeter-wave appears to add about $100 to the price of a phone, as it has with the OnePlus 8, which comes in $799 mmWave and $699 non-mmWave options.
Larger sub-6GHz bandwidths will become possible when phones can combine disparate lanes of 5G spectrum, a feature coming next year with the next generation of modems, the X60. He published a video where he clearly stated that Nokia Mobile is preparing a new smartphone that will be using a new SD 690 5G.