While most 5G phones announced are in the premium segment, affording one is probably not a piece of cake for the masses. The solution -- make an affordable chipset so everyone can have one.
Qualcomm Technologies has announced its first 5G mobile platform in the 6-series. Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform is designed to make 5G user experiences even more broadly available around the world.
The SD690 will support 4K HDR (true 10-bit) to capture over a billion shades of colour and snapshots at up to 192MP and support for 120Hz displays With 5G connectivity gamers will have better and faster access to cloud-based, multi-player games virtually anytime, anywhere.
The SD690 is also equipped with Qualcomm AI Engine for smart camera and video, voice translation, advanced AI-based imaging, and AI-enhanced gaming experiences. The chipset is powered by a Qualcomm Kryo 560 CPU that claims to deliver up to 20% performance over its predecessor. And lastly, the new Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System is said to be optimised for the 6-series platform to bring multi-gigabit speeds and superior 5G coverage.
HMD Global, LG Electronics, Motorola, SHARP, TCL, and Wingtech are among the OEMs/ODMs expected to announce smartphones powered by SD690 in the coming months.