Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform announced

Qualcomm expands its Snapdragon 600 Series mobile processor lineup with the launch of its latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G mobile Platform (SM6350).

The Snapdragon 690 SoC is based on 8nm process technology and includes two Kryo 560 prime cors and six Kryo 560 efficiancy cores. The chipset is paired with 5th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine and Adreno 619L GPU.

Qualcomm claims that CPU offers 20% performance improvement while its new GPU gives 60% fast graphics rendering when compared to Snapdragon 675 SoC.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G SoC also houses Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF system for 5G coverage. It has support for Bluetooth V5.1, Wi-Fi 6 and NavIC GPS positioning.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 specifications and features

  • Part number: SM6350
  • Process technology: 8nm
  • CPU: (Octa-Cores) Up to 2GHz Kryo 560 Prime cores (Cortex-A77) x 2 + Up to 1.7GHz Kryo 560 Efficiency cores (Cortex-A55) x 6
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 619L
    • API Support: OpenCL 2.0 FP, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1, DX12
  • Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine: AIE DSP: 2 x Qualcomm Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX), Qualcomm Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, Qualcomm Sensing Hub, Qualcomm Hexagon Scalar Accelerator, Qualcomm Hexagon 692 processor
  • Memory: up to 8GB LPDDDR4X (1866MHz), 2 x 16bit memory
  • Display:
    • Max On-Device display: FHD+ at 120Hz
    • Max External Display: QHD at 60Hz
    • HDR: HDR10+, HDR10
    • Color Depth: Up to 10-bit
    • Color Gamut: Rec2020
  • Camera:
    • Image Signal Processor:  Qualcomm Spectra 355L image signal processor, 14-bit, 2x Image Signal Processor (ISP)
    • Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 16 MP
    • Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 32 MP
    • Single Camera: Up to 192 MP
    • Slow Motion Video Capture: 720p @ 240 FPS
    • Video Capture Formats: HDR10, HLG, HEVC
    • Video Capture Features: Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture, Up to 10-bit color depth video capture
    • Video Codec support: H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9
  • Charging: Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ fast charging technology
  • 5G:
    • 5G Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System
    • 5G Spectrum: Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), Sub- 6 GHz
    • 5G sub-6 GHz specs: 100 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO
    • 5G Peak Download Speed: 1.2Gbps (LTE), 2.5Gbps (5G)
    • Multi-SIM features: Global 5G multi-SIM
    • Performance Enhancement Technologies: Qualcomm 5G PowerSave, Qualcomm Smart Transmit technology, Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning
    • 5G Peak Upload Speed: 210 Mbps (LTE), up to 660 Mbps (5G)
  • Cellular technology: HSPA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE, LTE including CBRS support, 5G NR
  • Wi-Fi:
    • Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wave 2
    • Wi-Fi Spectral bands: 2.4Ghz, 5GHz
    • Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6-ready technology features: Target Wakeup Time, 8×8 sounding, WPA3 security support
    • MIMO Configuration: 2×2 (2-stream)
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth V5.1
    • Bluetooth Audio: Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio, Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo
  • NFC: Near Field Communications is supported
  • Location: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, Dual frequency GNSS, NavIC, GPS, GNSS, QZSS, SBAS
  • USB: USB 3.1, USB-C
  • General Audio Technology: Qualcomm Hexagon Voice Assistant Accelerator, Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec up to Qualcomm WCD9385, Qualcomm Aqstic smart speaker amplifier up to Qualcomm WSA8815, Qualcomm Aqstic audio technology
  • Security: Biometric Authentication (Fingerprint, Iris, Voice, Face)
    • Security features: Camera Security, Crypto Engine, Key Provisioning Security, Malware Protection, Qualcomm Content Protection, Qualcomm Mobile Security, Qualcomm Processor Security, Qualcomm Trusted Execution Environment, Secure Boot, Secure Token

Smartphones with Snapdragon 690 SoC will be out in H2 2020. Qualcomm has confirmed about 1800 devices in-line which are powered by Snapdragon 6-series. Chip maker has also confirmed that HMD Global, LG, Motorola, Sharp, T CL and Wingtech are among the first OEMs/ODMs to announce Snapdragon 690 powered devices.

Pawan Lokhandwala

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