On Wednesday Qualcomm announced the new series of snapdragon processors called Snapdragon 690. For mid-range smartphones with 5G support at accessible price point. The San Diego based chipset based giant said six smartphones makers companies will ready to ship smartphones with the snapdragon 690 5G in the second half of 2020, including Motorola, Nokia, LG and TCL, among others.
About Snapdragon 630
Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm said in pre-recorded video message that “We want connectivity to be upgraded to 5G everywhere, and we want to make it affordable to everyone”. For best budget smartphones, The Snapdragon 690 5G includes a Kryo 560 CPU which delivers 20 percent more performance improvement compared to its predecessor. The Snapdragon 690 5G features the fifth-generation AI-engine that improves the camera performance but also massively increase the gaming experiences.
Qualcomm using X51 5G modem, which bring multi giga speed and advanced 5G coverage to the Snapdragon series 6 for the first time. For the first time in Qualcomm history, it bringing support for screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz on mid-range smartphones. Most of Android smartphones these days feature display with either 90Hz 0r 120Hz refresh rate.
Senior Director, Dipu John said that the Snapdraon 690 will make 5G devices more affordable. For John, the goal is to bring a lot of feature such as 5G and 4K HDR video recording to low-end devices with new Snapdragon 630. Although this chipset not particularly aimed at India, The company said that the Snapdragon 690 is designed for global devices.
“We stand in a customer’s shoes and ask some fundamental issues like who is the target market, how much will the device cost and what are the key features and then we waterfall these features from the higher tiers into the lower tiers, so that we can cover all the segments and meet our consumer needs” said Qualcomm. The rollout of 5G has been slow in many parts of the world but that hasn’t stopped Qualcomm to release 5g enabled chipset.
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