Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday said it is putting 5G technology into chips for smartphones that will sell for approx $300 and that will come to market in the second half of 2020. As we all know San Diego-based Qualcomm is the biggest supplier of all type of processors for smartphones and the modem chips that connect the phones to wireless data networks.
The new chip, called the Snapdragon 690, will go into devices that it expects to retail at $300 to $500 according to sources.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G mobile platform is official, making it the first SoC in the series to support 5G. It features the Snapdragon X51 5G modem, Qualcomm’s fifth generation AI engine, and support for new multimedia capabilities such as 4K HDR video capture, up to 120Hz refresh rate displays, and improved CPU and GPU performance, compared to the Snapdragon 675 SoC.
The CPU cores are split into two main Cortex A77 cores running up to 2GHz and six Cortex A55 companion cores running at up to 1.7GHz. Compared to the Snapdragon 675, the new chip is said to offer up to 20 percent better CPU and up to 60 percent faster graphics performance from previous version.
Lets Talk about “The Snapdragon X51” integrated modem supports up to 2.5GB/s download and up to 660Mbps upload speeds over 5G networks. The modem also supports various 5G technologies such as “standalone” , “non-standalone” modes, the sub-6GHz bands, TDD, FDD and dynamic Spectrum sharing.Multimedia tasks should receive a good boost in performance, thanks to the ability to record in HDR10 format and support for much faster refresh rate displays.