According to GSMarena, Qualcomm today released its first 6G series of Snapdragon mobile chipsets that support 5G-Snapdragon 690, built on the 8nm process, is the successor of Snapdragon 675, This new chipset is paired with an X51 modem and supports 5G networks. Qualcomm hopes to make 5G more popular through this chip. HMD, LG, Motorola, Sharp, TCL and Wingtech will all launch devices equipped with this chipset.
Snapdragon 690 uses Kryo 560 CPU, based on ARM Cortex-A77 and A55 design, 2 large core A77 plus 6 small core A55 architecture, large core frequency A77 is 2.0GHz, small core frequency is 1.7GHz, GPU It is Adreno619L. According to the official, compared to the Snapdragon 675, the Snapdragon 690 CPU is 20% faster and the graphics performance is 60% faster .
The new Snapdragon 690 supports SA, NSA and sub-6Ghz global 5G frequency bands. Qualcomm has not added millimeter wave support to it. Currently, the higher-end 7 series and 8 series 5G chipsets are only supported, such as Snapdragon 865 and 765G.
Snapdragon 690 supports 4K @ 30fps HDR video recording, and supports up to 192 million pixel still photo shooting. There are also new improvements to video encoding. Devices that use this chipset can enhance the experience of watching high-quality video at low bandwidth by selectively enhancing the moving parts of the video.
The Snapdragon 690 supports 120Hz refresh rate display with the highest FHD+ resolution and Quick Charge 4+. This chipset can also support Wi-Fi 6 on Qualcomm’s FastConnect 6200 system.
The Snapdragon 690 supports a new fifth-generation artificial intelligence engine called ARCSOFT, and a component called Hexagon Tensor Accelerator (HTA) makes the real-time Snapchat filter look smoother and less likely to freeze. There is also a new ARCSOFT function that allows smooth transitions when zooming between ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle, and telephoto cameras.
Qualcomm expects that starting from the second half of this year, we can start to buy terminals equipped with the new Snapdragon 690 chipset.