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Qualcomm announces FastConnect 6700 and 6900 with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2

Qualcomm announced the FastConnect 6900 and 6700 Mobile Connectivity Systems today, promising that they're built from the ground up for a modern experience. The company is promising things like low-latency Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and wired-class voice and music over a wireless connection.

All of this is brought to you by Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. Wi-Fi 6E can use the new 6GHz band, delivering speeds of up to 3.6Gbps with the FastConnect 6900 (3Gbps on the 6700). And with an additional 1,200MHz of spectrum for the 6GHz band, it triples the Wi-Fi spectrum. Bluetooth 5.2 promises better audio features for quality, reliability, and responsiveness.

With the Wi-Fi 6E-enabled chipset, devices will be able to use the 6GHz frequency when other frequencies are being used by other devices. That means lower latency, higher speeds, and more that will improve things like cloud gaming, VR video streaming, etc. Combined with Bluetooth 5.2, you'll get lower latency on peripherals, the kind of latency that usually requires a wired connection.

Qualcomm says it's using things like 4-Stream Dual Band Simultaneous to harness multiple antennas and bands, dual-band 160MHz support and its 4K QAM modulation all for a best-in-class experience. And of course, when you're not on Wi-Fi, you'll be able to have low latency and fast connectivity speeds with 5G, another area where Qualcomm is leading the pack.

The new FastConnect solutions will show up in Qualcomm chipsets next year, likely with the higher-end 6900 in the Snapdragon 875, or whatever it ends up being called.

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