Qualcomm announces first 6-series Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform

    Qualcomm announces first 6-series Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform

    Qualcomm announces first 6-series Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform

    Posted: 17 Jun 2020

    Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced its first 5G mobile platform in the 6-series, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform. This new platform is designed to make 5G user experiences even more broadly available around the world. Snapdragon 690 also supports remarkable on-device AI and vibrant entertainment experiences. HMD Global, LG Electronics, Motorola, SHARP, TCL, and Wingtech are among the OEMs/ODMs expected to announce smartphones powered by Snapdragon 690.

    Video: Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm Incorporated, Announces the Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform

    "With over 375 5G designs launched or in development to date using Qualcomm Technologies' 5G solutions, we are driving the proliferation of 5G across multiple tiers to make the next generation of camera, artificial intelligence, and gaming experiences more broadly available," said Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm Incorporated. "Driving the expansion of 5G into the Snapdragon 6-series has the potential to make 5G accessible to more than 2 billion smartphone users around the world."

    The Snapdragon 690 brings many of the most in-demand premium mobile experiences to the 6 series for the first time including 4K HDR (true 10-bit) support to capture over a billion shades of color and snapshots at up to 192 Megapixels. It also supports 120hz displays for fast refresh rates and smooth UI experiences. Plus, 5G connectivity gives gamers superior access to cloudbased, multi-player games virtually anytime, anywhere. Snapdragon 690 is equipped with the latest 5th generation Qualcomm AI Engine, enabling smart camera and video, voice translation, advanced AI based imaging, and AI enhanced gaming experiences. Additionally, Snapdragon 690 features a Qualcomm Kryo 560 CPU that delivers up to 20% performance improvement compared to its predecessor. The new Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System is optimized for the 6-series platform to bring multi-gigabit speeds and superior 5G coverage to the 6-series for the first time.

    Snapdragon 690 Reference Device


    • First 5G connectivity in 6-series
    • Support for TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for global 5G coverage
    • First 5th gen Qualcomm AI Engine and Hexagon Tensor Accelerator in a 6-series
    • More than 70% improvement in AI performance compared to its predecessor
    • Qualcomm Sensing Hub for always-on environment awareness and AI virtual assistance
    • Support for 4K HDR video recording a first in the 6-series
    • Up to 192MP capture for larger than life photos
    • Qualcomm Spectra 355L ISP for crisp capture and noise reduction
    • Improved Adreno 619L offersŻup to 60% faster graphics rendering compared to the Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform
    • Improved Kryo 560 offers up to 20% performance improvement compared to Snapdragon 675
    • Supports 120 Hz on-device display - a first in the 6-series
    • Qualcomm 5G PowerSave provides major power efficiency improvements for big battery benefits
    • Qualcomm FastConnect 6200 Mobile Connectivity Subsystem provides highly integrated 2x2 mobile connectivity (Dual Wi-Fi antennas) that is Wi-Fi 6 ready
    • Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio keeps audio in sync with media
    • aptX Adaptive Audio for robust, low-latency, high-quality wireless audio
    • Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec (up to Qualcomm WCD9385) smart speaker amplifier (up to Qualcomm WSA8815)


    • 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, 4x4 MIMO
    • 5G Peak Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps (LTE), 2.5 Gbps (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)

    Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine
    • AIE CPU: Qualcomm Kryo 560 CPU
    • AIE GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 619L GPU
    • AIE DSP: 2x Qualcomm Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX), Qualcomm Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, Qualcomm Sensing Hub, Qualcomm Hexagon Scalar Accelerator, Qualcomm Hexagon 692 Processor

    • CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.0 GHz
    • CPU Cores: Qualcomm Kryo 560 CPU
    • CPU Architecture: 64-bit

    • Process Technology: 8 nm

    Qualcomm FastConnect Subsystem
    • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Subsystem: Qualcomm FastConnect 6200 Subsystem
    • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.1
    • Wi-Fi 6 features: 8x8 sounding, WPA3 security support, Target Wake Time

    Cellular Modem
    • Modem Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon X51 5G Modem-RF System

    Cellular Technology
    • Cellular Technology: HSPA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
    • LTE Technology: LTE including CBRS support
    • 5G Technology: 5G NR

    • Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11ax-ready, 802.11ac Wave 2
    • Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    • Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6-ready technology features: Target Wakeup Time, 8x8 sounding, WPA3 security support
    • MIMO Configuration: 2x2 (2-stream)
    • Wi-Fi Features: 8x8 Sounding

    • Bluetooth Audio: Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio, Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo
    • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.1

    • Near Field Communications: Supported

    • Satellite Systems Support: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, Dual frequency GNSS, NavIC, GPS, GNSS, QZSS, SBAS

    • USB Version: USB 3.1, USB-C

    • 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

    • Codec Support: H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9

    • Max On-Device Display: FHD+ @ 120 Hz
    • Max External Display: QHD @ 60Hz
    • HDR: HDR10+, HDR10
    • Color Depth: Up to 10-bit
    • Color Gamut: Rec2020

    General Audio
    • 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

    • GPU Name: Qualcomm Adreno 619L GPU
    • API Support: OpenCL 2.0 FP, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1, DX12

    • Qualcomm Quick Charge Technology Support: Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology

    Security Support
    • Secure Processing Unit: 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

    • Memory speed: 2133MHz
    • Memory Type: 2x16bit

    • Part Numbers: SM6350

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    17 Jun 2020


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