Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 with 5G capability for Budget Devices

Qualcomm Snapdragon 690

Qualcomm is one of the biggest known SoC manufacturers. It provides some best in class SoCs for mobile devices. Recently we have seen Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, a flagship SoC. Now we have Snapdragon 690 SoC for budget devices.

5G is still a dream for many users in various countries. They are still working on providing 5G networks but before that, we have 5G ready phones, Nice very very nice. Though it's the advancement of technology so, cannot comment more on this.

With this latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 budget devices will have 5G support. It’ll only support the slower sub-6GHz versions of 5G, not the faster mmWave standard. Qualcomm says it’ll offer 20 percent better CPU performance and 60 percent faster graphics rendering compared to the Snapdragon 675.

With the help of this SoC device, the manufacturer can give a better option to the users with 5G capability. The Snapdragon 690 will support 120Hz displays for faster refresh rates, along with 4K HDR video capture (both a first for the 6-series). The Snapdragon 690 will also enable up to 192-megapixel cameras on midtier devices.

HMD, LG, Motorola, Sharp, and TCL are some companies, which are planning to provide devices with this processor later this year.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 690

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600-Range SoCs
SoC Snapdragon 660 Snapdragon 662 Snapdragon 665 Snapdragon 670 Snapdragon 675 Snapdragon 690
CPU 4x Kryo 260 (CA73)
@ 2.2GHz

4x Kryo 260 (CA53)
@ 1.8GHz
4x Kryo 260 (CA73)
@ 2.0GHz

4x Kryo 260 (CA53)
@ 1.8GHz
4x Kryo 260 (CA73)
@ 2.0GHz

4x Kryo 260 (CA53)
@ 1.8GHz
2x Kryo 360 (CA75)
@ 2.0GHz 

6x Kryo 360 (CA55)
@ 1.7GHz
2x Kryo 460 (CA76)
@ 2.0GHz
 
6x Kryo 460 (CA55)
@ 1.7GHz
2x Kryo 560 (CA77)
@ 2.0GHz
 
6x Kryo 560 (CA55)
@ 1.7GHz
GPU Adreno 512 Adreno 610 Adreno 615 Adreno 612 Adreno 619L
DSP Hexagon 680  Hexagon 683  Hexagon 686  Hexagon 686  Hexagon 685  Hexagon
692
ISP/
Camera
Spectra 160
24MP
Spectra 340T
25MP single / 16MP dual
Spectra 165
25MP single / 16MP dual
Spectra 250
25MP single / 16MP dual
Spectra 250
25MP single / 16MP dual
Spectra 355L
48MP single / 32+16MP dual
Memory 2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4
14.9GB/s
2x 16-bit @ 1866MHz
LPDDR4X
14.9GB/s

1MB system cache
Integrated Modem Snapdragon X12 LTE Snapdragon X11 LTE
(Cat 12/13)

DL = 390Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 256-QAM

UL = 150Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 64-QAM
Snapdragon X12 LTE

(Category 12/13)

DL = 600Mbps
3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM

UL = 150Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 64-QAM
Snapdragon X51

( LTE )
DL = 1200 Mbps
UL = 210 Mbps

5G NR
Sub-6 
)
DL = 2500 Mbps
UL = 1200 Mbps
Encode/
Decode
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265
1080p60
H.264 & H.265
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265
Mfc. Process 14nm LPP 11nm LPP 11nm LPP 10nm LPP 11nm LPP 8nm LPP

Do share your thoughts about having a 5G option in your budget devices.