When we say that 5G is already very close, we mean that today you can go to buy a corresponding smartphone and in some places of the planet you can use it. That is, it is no longer just a prototype from laboratories, but quite a living technology that has been brought to the level of commercial use. The problem is that while smartphones supporting this technology are quite expensive and not everyone can afford it. Of course, as was the case with both 3G and LTE, over time the technology will be able to become widespread, and we will get a new level of communication. It turns out that this time is closer than we thought, and very soon even relatively inexpensive smartphones will work in networks 5G. Is this what we want? If not, then let's at least understand when to prepare for the inevitable.
The new Snapdragon will make 5G available to almost everyone.
New processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 690
Qualcomm yesterday announced its first mobile platform 5G in its 6 series of processors. The new model was named Snapdragon 690 5G. Interestingly, chips of this series are usually installed in smartphones costing from about 20,000 to 30,000 rubles. Considering this, we can almost safely say that 5G is gradually coming, if not to the most, then to one of the most massive segments of the smartphone market.
The top processor Qualcomm Snapdragon is currently the Snapdragon 865, closely followed by the Snapdragon 765, which also has a supported version 5G. Now there is the next step, which received the 690 index. The company claims that its new chip was created in order to make the technology 5G even more popular in the world and inexpensive.
Snapdragon 690 specifications
Snapdragon 690 also supports artificial intelligence tools. It is expected that in the next few months, smartphones with a new processor will be presented by brands such as Nokia, LG Electronics, Motorola, Sharp, TCL and some others, which will be able to negotiate with Qualcomm on deliveries .
The new Snapdragon X51 Modem / RF System 5G has been optimized for the 6 Series platform to provide multi-gigabit speed and good coverage 5G for the 6 Series for the first time. It supports NSA and SA modes, dynamic spectrum sharing, and download speeds up to 2.5Gbps. Such numbers look outstanding against the background of LTE, but soon it will become our everyday life.
Available smartphones may receive support for fifth-generation networks this year.
Interestingly, the new Snapdragon 690 will not only feature support for fifth generation networks, but it will also get a “new experience of using” a mobile processor. For example, it will have the ability to work with content in 4K HDR 10-bit format, capture and process more than a billion shades of colors, as well as work with cameras capable of shooting photos up to 192 megapixels. The latter, however, is more of a reserve for the future, because so far there are no such cameras. But it says a lot about the processing power of the processor itself.
The camera of the Snapdragon 690 smartphone will be even more intelligent, as it will be supported by the latest AI Engine 5th generation Qualcomm. So she can even better handle scenes in automatic mode, work with video, voice and visual effects that many like so much.
With many 5G devices launched or under development to date using Qualcomm Technologies 5G solutions, we are pushing the proliferation of 5G on multiple levels to make the next generation of cameras , artificial intelligence and games are more accessible, ”said Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm Incorporated. – With the expansion 5G in the Snapdragon 6 series, it is possible to make 5G available to over 2 billion smartphone users worldwide.
Qualcomm is doing a lot to promote 5G in the world.
What to expect from the new Qualcomm processor
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer for HMD Global, said: 'You can expect a decent experience 5G based on our PureDisplay and ZEISS Imaging innovations, now at an even more affordable price. We can't wait to share more details on this exciting product, so stay tuned. ”
We have already seen how Nokia implemented the Snapdragon 76 5G chip in the Nokia 8.3 5G. Most likely, the same processor will be responsible for the performance of the new Google Pixel 5, which we will see this fall. And very soon we will even be able to see an update to the Nokia 5-series. Now Nokia 5.3 costs about 14,000 rubles and is powered by a sixth series Qualcomm chip – Snapdragon 665. Potentially, even it can get the latest Snapdragon 690 with support 5G in the re-release. Even if a smartphone rises in price by a couple of thousand rubles, it will still be a breakthrough.
In order not to hope ahead of time, let's wait a bit. Moreover, the wait is not long. This year we can expect not only the expensive folding Samsung Galaxy Fold 2, but also many other devices that will generate a lot of interest. First of all, its ability to quickly work on the Web. Just don't burn the towers 5G.