Qualcomm has announced its new Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform, which should expand the availability of 5G smartphones.
The latest addition to the 6-Series platform is the first to offer 5G and already has commitments from LG, Motorola, TCL and HMD Global, who are expected to launch smartphones running the Snapdragon 690 within the next few months.
There’s more to this mid-range chip than just 5G though. It’s the first time a 6-Series chip has supported 4K HDR video, while 120Hz display rates are also supported. While it’s unlikely to ever be maxed out, the platform supports still camera sensors up to 192-megapixels.
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