Qualcomm has just introduced its Snapdragon 690 processor, which aims to bring 5G support to even more mid-range phones. The chipset also features some abilities that were not there in the Snapdragon 600 series before. However, the biggest question here is that when will users see smartphones with this processor and what brands will bring it first.
As it turns out, some of the popular OEMs are confirmed as one of the partners for Qualcomm that will soon bring handsets with Snapdragon 690 processor.
One of the leading OEMs is Nokia. HMD’s chief product officer, Juho Sarvikas confirmed that Nokia will launch smartphones with SNapdragon 690. One can also expect these handsets to include PureDisplay tech and ZEISS imaging solution. “Now with the Snapdragon 690 Mobile Platform, we are excited that our vision of future-proof 5G and global 5G roaming can be made more accessible to even more fans of Nokia phones. You can expect 5G worthy experiences powered by our PureDisplay and ZEISS Imaging innovation, now at an even more affordable price. We can’t wait to share more details on this exciting product with you, stay tuned,” he said.
Other than Nokia, Motorola is also planning to soon launch Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 based smartphones. “We’re committed to expand 5G into our portfolio and we will rely on the new Snapdragon 690 Mobile Platform to continue to do it,” said Sergio Buniac, president, Motorola Mobility. “It’s incredibly important, especially now, for us to make 5G accessible to even more consumers around the world. As networks expand, so are our offerings.”
LG is also planning to tap on to the 5G market with the Snapdragon 690 processor. “5G is truly redefining how consumers interact with their devices. LG is supportive of bringing this enabling technology down to lower priced products through its integration of the Snapdragon 690 Mobile Platform,” said Dr. In-Kyung Kim, senior vice president, 5G and network technology and strategy, LG Electronics.
Besides these three, some other OEMs that are looking forward to use Snapdragon 690 are TCL, Wingtech and Sharp.
It has also been mentioned that Qualcomm's new 5G chipset for mid-range phones will be commercially made available in the second half of 2020. However, it is yet to be seen which Snapdragon 690 device comes to India and when.
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