Best phones with Snapdragon 690 SoC

Qualcomm just announced a new chip for entry-level devices called Snapdragon 690. But, what makes it interesting is the support for sub-6GHz frequencies of 5G. Sub-6, for the uninitiated, happens to be better at coverage and scalability.

So, with the new chipset, Qualcomm seems to be democratizing 5G. Let’s have a deeper dive into the silicon specification and glance over the potential devices.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC Specs

Starting off with 5G, as aforementioned, the SD690 brings Sub-6GHz 5G (the lower frequency bands). But has left out the higher Millimeter-wave (mmWave) bands, which are found with Snapdragon 765 and 865 series of chips. Moreover, SD690 can also leverage from dual-mode 5G, i.e., both SA and NSA infrastructure.

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Architecturally, this one’s based on an 8nm node with Cortex A77 design. And when compared to the 11nm based Snapdragon 675, you could expect 20% faster CPU speeds and 60% faster graphics gains.

As for features, SD690 comes with:

  • 5th gen Qualcomm AI engine and Hexagon Tensor Accelerator. What this means for you is smoother real-time AR filters on Snapchat and Instagram.
  • 4K HDR videography with new enhancements on the encoding front and still photos up to 192MP. Also, you could expect a faster zooming transition between ultrawide, wide, and telephoto lenses.
  • Support for up to 120Hz high refresh rate FHD+ display
  • Wi-Fi 6 on Qualcomm’s FastConnect 6200 system

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Lastly, you could expect…

Phones with Snapdragon 690 SoC

from the following brands:

  • HMD
  • LG
  • Motorola
  • Sharp
  • TCL
  • Wingtech


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