Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 690 chipset with sub-6GHz 5G, Wi-Fi 6

Qualcomm is announcing its first 6-series Snapdragon mobile chipset with support for 5G networks. The Snapdragon 690 is built on the 8nm process and is the successor to the Snapdragon 675 and this new chipset is paired with the an X51 modem. This chipset is part of Qualcomm’s intention to make 5G “more affordable for consumers worldwide”. HMD, LG, Motorola, Sharp, TCL, and Wingtech are all expected to announce devices running this new chipset.

The new Snapdragon 690 will support SA, NSA, and global 5G bands if they are sub-6Ghz. Qualcomm didn’t decide to include mmWave support for the 690, that will remain on higher-end 7-series and 8-series 5G chipsets like the Snapdragon 865 and the 765G for now.

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