In an attempt to make 5G available to even more people, Qualcomm has launched a new 5G enabled mid-range chipset. Meet Snapdragon 690 – company’s new 5G chipset aimed at smartphones in the sub 20,000 rupees segment in India.
Snapdragon 690 5G is the successor of Snapdragon 675 and brings 5G on the table. Here’s pretty much everything you need to know about the upcoming processors and the first smartphone to ship with the same.
Snapdragon 690 5G Features
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G is powered by 64-bit octa-core Kryo 560 CPU with up to 2.0GHz and comes with Cortex-A77 cores. Coretex-A77 is relatively new and was only featured in flagship-level Snapdragon 865 earlier.
As for the GPU side of things, it gets a new Adreno 619L GPU. According to the company, the new Adreno 619L has up to 60 percent faster graphics rendering capabilities when compared with its predecessors.
Here comes the main thing, 5G. Snapdragon 690 5G SoC comes with a new Snapdragon X51 5G Modem RF System. The new modem will be able to deliver up to 2.5Gbps of download speed and 660Mbps of upload speed. The modem will support both standalone and non-standalone networks but does not support millimeter waves. It only supports sub-6GHz 5G networks.
Snapdragon 690 5G could support up to 120Hz Full HD+ display with HDR10+ support. When it comes to camera sensor capabilities, it should support up to 192MP sensors.
With the help of Spectra 355L ISP, it could support up to true 10-bit 4K video recording and up to slow-motion video recording of 720p at 240 fps. NavIC satellite system is also available on the chip.
As per the Qualcomm, they are planning to make this processor commercially available from mid-2020. There is no clear idea regarding the first phone to feature the processor. But it is more likely to be one from Qualcomm’s OEM partners LG or Nokia.