Qualcomm affordable Snapdragon 690 5G Processor announced

Snapdragon 690 5G mobile platform brings 5G to mass users at an affordable price. It supports 192 MP Camera and loaded with a lot of advanced features.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G processor

Qualcomm has announced an affordable 5G Soc Snapdragon 690 processor for the mobile platforms. Initially, 5G was only supported by Snapdragon 855 and currently by Snapdragon 865 processor. It is built for premium phones only which is very costly for most of the users. Fulfilling its promise to bring the latest 5G cellular technologies to mass-market consumers in 2020, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile platform. This Soc brings 5G mobile access to the mass market under $300.

Helping to make 5G accessible to more people than ever before. It is smarter, faster, and more impressive than its predecessor, packing remarkable on-device AI and vibrant entertainment experiences backed by efficient performance.

The Qualcomm® Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System combines speed and strength with power efficiency for sustainable, superior connectivity. Support for global bands, SA and NSA, and global multi-SIM enable connections worldwide.

Vivid 4K HDR video recording is new to this series and have fun with up to 192 MP photo capture, both produce professional-quality photos and videos. And now, with 5G connectivity, 4K HDR streaming delivers vibrant, immersive entertainment.

The upgraded Qualcomm® Kryo 560 CPU and Qualcomm® Adreno 619L GPU push performance to the next level, enabling robust, efficient computing and smooth graphics rendering.

Specification of Qualcomm Snapdragon 690

5G Chipset:  Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X51 5G Modem-RF System

5G Spectrum: Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), sub-6 GHz

5G sub-6 GHz specs: 100 MHz bandwidth, 4x4 MIMO

5G Peak Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps (LTE), 2.5 Gbps (5G)

Multi-SIM features: Global 5G multi-SIM

Performance Enhancement Technologies: Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave, Qualcomm® Smart Transmit™ technology, Qualcomm® Wideband Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm® Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning

5G Peak Upload Speed: 210 Mbps (LTE),  Up to 660 Mbps (5G)
Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine AIE CPU:  Qualcomm® Kryo™ 560 CPU 

AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 619L GPU

AIE DSP: 2x Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector eXtensions (HVX), Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Tensor Accelerator, Qualcomm® Sensing Hub, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Scalar Accelerator, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 692 Processor
CPUCPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.0 GHz
CPU Cores:  Qualcomm® Kryo™ 560 CPU
CPU Architecture: 64-bit
ProcessProcess Technology: 8 nm
Qualcomm® FastConnect™ SubsystemWi-Fi/Bluetooth Subsystem: Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6200 Subsystem

Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.1

Wi-Fi 6 features: 8x8 sounding, WPA3 security support, Target Wake Time
Cellular ModemModem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X51 5G Modem-RF System
Cellular TechnologyCellular Technology: HSPA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE

LTE Technology: LTE including CBRS support

5G Technology: 5G NR
Wi-FiWi-Fi Standards: 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11ax-ready, 802.11ac Wave 2

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Qualcomm® Wi-Fi 6-ready technology features: Target Wakeup Time, 8x8 sounding, WPA3 security support

MIMO Configuration: 2x2 (2-stream)

Wi-Fi Features: 8x8 Sounding
BluetoothBluetooth Audio:  Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive Audio, Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Stereo
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.1
NFCNear Field Communications: Supported
LocationSatellite Systems Support: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, Dual frequency GNSS, NavIC, GPS, GNSS, QZSS, SBAS
USBUSB Version: USB 3.1, USB-C
CameraImage Signal Processor:  Qualcomm Spectra™ 355L image signal processor, 14-bit, 2x Image Signal Processor (ISP)
Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 16 MP
Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 32 MP

Single Camera: Up to 192 MP
Slow Motion Video Capture: 720p @ 240 FPS
Video Capture Formats: HDR10, HLG, HEVC
Video Capture Features: Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture, Up to 10-bit color depth video capture
VideoCodec Support: H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9
DisplayMax On-Device Display: FHD+ @ 120 Hz
Max External Display: QHD @ 60Hz
HDR: HDR10+, HDR10
Color Depth: Up to 10-bit
Color Gamut: Rec2020
GPUGPU Name:  Qualcomm® Adreno™ 619L GPU

API Support: OpenCL™ 2.0 FP, OpenGL® ES 3.2, Vulkan® 1.1, DX12
ChargingQualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology Support: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology
Security Support

Secure Processing Unit: Biometric Authentication (Fingerprint, Iris, Voice, Face)

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

The initial list of brands will likely include LG, Motorola, HMD Global under Nokia Brand, Sharp, TCL, and many more. This will be available in the third quarter of 2020 and its expected price for the Indian market should be under ₹20,000 INR. Although India still relies on 4G and the trial of 5G is delayed due to the pandemic COVID Virus and it is expected to be available in 2021 after spectrum sale.

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