Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon 690 processor to add 5G to budget phones

Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon 690 processor

When you think of a fast processor in an Android Smartphone Qualcomm is the company that will come first in your mind. They have been powering the high-end devices with Snapdragon 865 which also has 5G. this time around we have chipset which is ready to power budget devices and is the first chipset in the 6 series which is 5G.

In addition to 5G, there are a few other high-end features that are trickling down to the 6-series for the first time. The Snapdragon 690 will support 120Hz displays for faster refresh rates, along with 4K HDR video capture (both a first for the 6-series). The Snapdragon 690 will also enable up to 192-megapixel cameras on midtier devices.

Expect to see the first 5G phones powered by a Snapdragon 690 in Q2 2020, with HMD, LG, Motorola, Sharp, and TCL among the companies that are planning to release devices with the new chipset.

So here are the specs and features of this device!

Features of Snapdragon 690 5G

  • First 5G connectivity in 6-series

  • Support for TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for global 5G coverage

  • First 5th gen Qualcomm AI Engine and Hexagon Tensor Accelerator in a 6-series

  • More than 70% improvement in AI performance compared to its predecessor

  • Qualcomm® Sensing Hub for always-on environment awareness and AI virtual assistance

  • Support for 4K HDR video recording a first in the 6-series

  • Up to 192MP capture for larger than life photos

  • Qualcomm Spectra 355L ISP for crisp capture and noise reduction

  • Improved Adreno 619L offers up to 60% faster graphics rendering compared to the Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform

  • Improved Kryo 560 offers up to 20% performance improvement compared to Snapdragon 675

  • Supports 120 Hz on-device display – a first in the 6-series

  • Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave provides major power efficiency improvements for big battery benefits

  • Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6200 Mobile Connectivity Subsystem provides highly integrated 2×2 mobile connectivity (Dual Wi-Fi antennas) that is Wi-Fi 6 ready

  • Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive Audio keeps audio in sync with media

  • aptX Adaptive Audio for robust, low-latency, high-quality wireless audio

  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec (up to Qualcomm® WCD9385) smart speaker amplifier (up to Qualcomm® WSA8815)
  • Security Features: Camera Security, Crypto Engine, Key Provisioning Security, Malware Protection, Qualcomm® Content Protection, Qualcomm® Mobile Security, Qualcomm® Processor Security, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment, Secure Boot, Secure Token

To read in-depth specs check Qualcomm’s Website.

Abhishek Singh
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