Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 with Global 5G and 4K HDR support announced

Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC - Feature Image

Qualcomm has introduced an all-new Snapdragon 6-series processor for its clients across the world. Today, the popular chipset maker has introduced Snapdragon 690, it’s first 600-series mobile chipset with its X51 5G Modem-RF system. There are a couple of first that 690 introduces to the category, let’s talk all about it below in brief. 

Snapdragon 690 SoC is Here

Starting with more information on the 5G support, it comes with Global 5G bands, Global SA, NSA support, along with FDD, TDD, and DSS. Further, Qualcomm introduces Global multi-SIM support as well. While those are not the series first features, they indeed are as important. 

Moving on to the talk of the image processing. The camera capabilities improve to 4K HDR video recording, which is again the first in the 6-series. The all-new Snapdragon 690 SoC will be able to support 192MP photos. It will be the highest megapixel count in the 6-series.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC -5

Further smoothening out things will be in the display section, where a 120Hz refresh rate support will make the UI experience fantastic. Again, the first in the series feature. If you are not yet bored with first in the series upgrades, then you should know that Qualcomm has introduced its 5th Generation AI Engine, Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, and improved CPU architecture in the 690 processor. 

Qualcomm reports in comparison to the previous generation, the CPU performance is improved by up to 20%, while the graphics rendering speed is increased by up to 60%. These numbers sound fun and impressive, at least from the consumer point of view. What do you think about the brands? Will they jump right in with the Snapdragon 690 SoC-based handsets? Let’s wait and find out. 

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