Snapdragon 690 processor brings 5G to cheap phones
Snapdragon 690 processor brings 5G to cheap phones

Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon 690 mobile platform that supports 5G networks. This is the first in the series to support the next generation network standard, although it only supports slower speeds (5G) (less than 6GHz). Not the fastest standard (mmWave).

Qualcomm manufactured the processor using the 8 nm manufacturing process from Samsung. The processor has eight cores (Kryo 560) and a graphics processing unit (Adreno 619L). The processor core is divided into two main cores at 2 GHz. (Cortex-A77) and six cores (Cortex-A55). The frequency is 1.7 GHz

The processor uses Snapdragon X51 5G modem (5th generation AI Qualcomm engine), supports new multimedia features (such as 4K HDR video recording) and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, while improving processor performance and processing graphics processors with Snapdragon 675 器 by comparison.

Compared to the previous processor of the Series 6, the new Snapdragon 690 processor must bring many additional improvements. Qualcomm said it will offer a 20% improvement in processor performance and a 60% faster graphics playback speed compared to Snapdragon 675.. Supports 19.2MP camera on mid-size devices.

Since the company's 6-series processors are widely used in low-end mobile phones (such as Nokia, Motorola and LG phones), the introduction of 5G 5G processors is especially important.

For example, (Moto G Fast) uses the Snapdragon 665 processor, which costs $ 199, while (Moto E) uses the Snapdragon 632 processor, which costs $ 149.

The functions of the fifth generation products were previously limited to the main processors of Qualcomm 8 series such as (Snapdragon 865) and semi-leading 7 series such as (Snapdragon 765) and (Snapdragon 768G).

Although it will take some time before mobile phone manufacturers can use Snapdragon 690 and users can purchase compatible 5G phones for $ 200, this is an exciting development that will help technology attract more customers to more expensive phones. the customer.

While Nokia, Motorola, Sharp and LG are planning to launch new processor devices, the first (5G) batch of processor-connected phones (Snapdragon 690) will be available in the second quarter of this year.

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