The recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 is expected to power mid-tier smartphones with 5G capabilities.
The Snapdragon 690 is the first chipset in Qualcomm’s lineup that is geared towards the mid-tier market. It is also the company’s first mid-tier chipset to offer 5G capabilities. The first smartphones to use the chipset are expected to be released in the second half of this year.
A powerful and affordable chipset
The Snapdragon 690 is part of the 6-series family of chipsets. Some of its predecessors are at the heart of popular smartphone models like the Xiaomi A3 and Moto G8 Plus. The chipset is known for its affordability and its support for 5G networks.
Compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 675, the new chipset offers much more compute power. Qualcomm claims that the new chipset is up to 60% faster in terms of graphics performance compared to its predecessor.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Snapdragon 690 is its support for 5G. Currently, not many chipsets support this fledgling technology, and adoption is quite slow. Nevertheless, Qualcomm has the foresight to adopt this technology as an investment for the future.
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