Qualcomm Unveils New Snapdragon 690 Processor with 5G, 4K HDR and More


Qualcomm has talked about bringing 5G connectivity to everyone, but now with the announcement of the new Snapdragon 690, the goal is to become a reality.As we have learned with the first 865-powered Snapdragon and 5G compatible phones, which launched earlier this year, 5G is expensive. The Samsung Galaxy S20, the new Motorola Bord + and even OnePlus, the self-claimed “flagship killer”, have all been chosen at great prices, partly due to 5G and the Snapdragon 865.

However, the new 5G-enabled Snapdragon 690 – the first Qualcomm 6-series processor with 5G – hopes to change that. 6-series Qualcomm systems-on-chip (SOC) often the mid-range power and budget of peripherals (read: affordable). With the 690 offering support for 5G, which means that we may soon see the new mid-range of devices from Motorola, Samsung, LG and others that still support the next generation of network technology.

While 5G is the main draw for the new 690, it is far from the only impressive one. Qualcomm says the new SoC brings many more in demand for premium Series 6 mobile experiences for the first time. That includes 4K HDR with support for 10-bit color and support for up to 192 megapixels capturing photos with the camera. It also supports 120Hz displays.

In addition, the Snapdragon 690 features the 5th generation Qualcomm AI engine, enabling the camera and video chip, voice translation, AI-based imaging and enhanced experience. Game.

The Snapdragon sports a Qualcomm Kryo 560 CPU that offers up to 20 percent better performance compared to the predecessor 690, the Snapdragon 675. The Kryo 560 has two cores and six efficient cores.

For connectivity, the 690 offers the new Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF system optimized to provide multi-speed gigabit and higher 5G series 6 coverage. However, the 690 will only support Sub-6GHz and not mmWave, unlike high-end Qualcomm offers.

Qualcomm also said that HMD Global (Nokia), LG, Motorola, Sharp, TCL and Wingtech are among the manufacturers planning to launch Snapdragon 690 smartphones under. In addition, the company says it expects 690-powered phones to be commercially available in the second half of 2020.

You can learn more about the Snapdragon 690 5G on the Qualcomm website.


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