Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 new standards have been announced long ago. But there are not many products on the market supporting these two. Probably, when the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ handsets appear on shelves, people will understand the advantages of these technologies. But currently, many manufacturers are working on Dimensity 820 devices. The latter supports Wi-Fi 5. Anyway, we are talking about MediaTek. But we have forgotten about its biggest rival and the market’s leader, Qualcomm. The latter won’t allow anyone to grab what belongs to it. So the company released new products, supporting Wi Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. The Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 and 6700 are not mobile chips. But be sure – they will come.
The FastConnect 6900 and 6700 are able to operate on the 6 GHz band. They are mobile W-Fi platforms with boosted speed, VR-class low-latency, and Bluetooth improvements. The former one has a speed of up to 3.6Gbps. At the same time, the 6700 reaches 3Gbps at peak.
Apart from this, both platforms facilitate Qualcomm’s 4K quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) method. The latter is designed for improved gaming and ultra HD streaming. According to the official introduction, the systems provide ultra-low latency for mobile applications, as well as VR-class latency (<3ms) for head-mounted display applications. But all these are senseless if not supporting power-saving. The FastConnect 6900 and 6700 provide up to a 50% improvement in power efficiency.
As said at the beginning, these platforms also support the latest Bluetooth 5.2, alongside a second antenna for intelligent switching.
“With the introduction of the FastConnect 6900 and 6700 solutions, Qualcomm Technologies is redefining the mobile experience by extending the power of Wi-Fi 6 into the 6 GHz band and advancing wireless audio with cutting-edge integrated Bluetooth 5.2 features,” said Dino Bekis, vice president and general manager, mobile and compute connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “These innovations enable us to further break away from the pack and deliver a connectivity portfolio optimized to accelerate global adoption across multiple smartphone tiers.”
The FastConnect 6900 and 6700 platforms will start shipping in the second half of 2020. But the Networking Pro Series supporting Wi-Fi 6E are shipping now.