Qualcomm announced a new mid-range SoC, the Snapdragon 690 , the replacement for the Snapdragon 675. This SoC is built through an 8nm manufacturing process and paired with the Snapdragon X51 modem to offer 5G connectivity at an affordable price with global support for 5G sub-6 GHz networks leaving the mmWave millimeter band for their higher-end SoCs (Series 7 and 8).
The Snapdragon 690 offers an 8x Kryo 560 @ 2.20 GHz core configuration accompanied by Adreno 619L graphics. This translates to offering a 20 percent faster CPU compared to the Snapdragon 675 but 60 percent faster graphics. In artificial intelligence, we obtain the 5th Generation of the Qualcomm Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, which brings a 70 percent performance improvement that will improve the behavior of the camera when activating the AI.
The information of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 is completed by including a memory controller LPDDR4X Dual Channel @ 2133 MHz, supports Full HD + @ 120 Hz or Quad HD @ 60 Hz displays up to 10 bits with HDR10 + support, Qualcomm Quick Charge fast charging technology 4+, a photographic sensor up to 192 megapixels or 16MP dual camera with Slow Motion 720p @ 240 FPS capture, access to GPS, GNSS, QZSS, SBAS, GLONASS, Glileo, BeiDou, etc positioning; NFC, and Bluetooth 5.1 + WiFi 802.11ax.
The first smartphones that will go on sale with this SoC will do so from next July.