Qualcomm's Snapdragon 690 Lowers (Some) 5G Phone Costs

From PC Mag: 5G phones are quickly coming down in price, but maybe not in the US. Today Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 690 chipset, its first 5G chipset in its midrange 6-series, designed for phones under $500.

The Snapdragon 690 supports 5G, 120Hz screens, Wi-Fi 6, and 4K HDR video capture. It will appear in phones from HMD (Nokia), Motorola, LG, Sharp, TCL, and Wingtech, among others, Qualcomm says.

"This pandemic has really highlighted the importance of connectivity," says Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon. "We want connectivity to be upgraded to 5G everywhere and we want to make it affordable to everyone."

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