Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform with new features

Qualcomm has reportedly launched its Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform, which is the 1st SoC in the series that supports 5G.

The platform features its Snapdragon X51 5G modem, the 5th-gen AI engine. It also supports new multimedia capabilities, including 4K HDR video capture, with refresh rate displays of up to 120-Hz, and improved GPU and CPU performance as compared to its Snapdragon 675 SoC.

This new chipset will be reportedly be used in affordable 5G Android devices, which are expected to be launched in the 2nd half of 2020. The Snapdragon 690 5G will be offered primarily by OEM partners namely Wingtech, TCL, Sharp, Motorola, LG Electronics, and HMD Global.

The recent Snapdragon 690 5G of the company is built on the 8-nm fabrication process of Samsung and features 8 Kryo 560 CPU cores and 1 Adreno 619L GPU. These CPU cores are again split into 2 main Cortex-A77 cores that run at the rate of up to 2GHz as well as 6 Cortex-A55 companion cores that run at the rate of up to 1.7GHz. The new chip can reportedly offer around 20% enhanced CPU and over 60% faster graphics performance as compared to the Snapdragon 675.

The modem supports the downloading capacity of up to 2.5 GB per second and upload speeds of up to 660 megabits per second over the 5G networks. It also supports several 5G technologies including SA (standalone), NSA (non-standalone) models, TDD, the sub-6GHz bands, FDD, & dynamic Spectrum sharing.

Snapdragon 690 has the capability to record in the HDR10 format as well as support faster refresh rate displays that boost the performance of the multimedia tasks. It also has supports for FastConnect 6200 system of Qualcomm that brings 2x2 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, and Wi-Fi 6 configurations. The chipset also has the capacity to address up to 8-GB of LPDDR4x RAM. It can also support the NavIC satellite navigation system of India, among others.

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