Qualcomm has partnered with Asus on “smartphones for Snapdragon Insiders”. The price is $ 1,499

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If you’re watching the smartphone segment carefully, you’ll probably have a Snapdragon-branded smartphone leak last month. Well, ending expectations, American chip maker Qualcomm has released its first smartphone today.Called “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insider” This device is designed to give users the latest Qualcomm technology experience.

Launched smartphones for snapdragon insiders

Why is Qualcomm launching smartphones?

Now, the first question that many of you may have is why Qualcomm launches smartphones.Now, at a private briefing, company executives revealed: How 1.6 million users participated in the Snapdragon Insider program Since its founding in March of this year. Like Windows Insider, these individuals provide feedback on the company’s products to improve the consumer experience. To reward its loyal fan base, Qualcomm today announced the “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders.”

Snapdragon smartphone

Designed and manufactured by Asus, this smartphone provides Snapdragon Insider with an even more selected experience. Focus on the main strengths of Qualcomm’s chipsets, including elite gaming, Snapdragon Sound, AI cameras and 5G. Asus also uses its own channel to handle the distribution and sale of this smartphone.

In addition, if in doubt, will Qualcomm plan to compete with popular OEMs such as Samsung, Xiaomi and Asus? Well, it’s not the chipmaker’s intention, as it aims only to respond to an enthusiastic crowd. Let’s take a look at the main specifications and features of the smartphone for Snapdragon Insider so that it doesn’t get in the way.

Main functions and specifications

The first Snapdragon branded smartphone manufactured by Asus 6.78 inch full HD + Samsung AMOLED display Delta E <1, peak brightness up to 1200 nits, HDR10 / HDR10 + certified. It also features 111.23% DCI-P3 color gamut support and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. There is also a 24MP selfie camera housed in a minimal top bezel.

Internally, the smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset and is not a recently announced Snapdragon 888 Plus variant. This may seem like a confusing move to many, but it’s easy to answer why Asus didn’t use the Plus variant chip. Device development started before the launch of the Snapdragon 888 +, so enthusiasts need to settle with a less powerful flagship chipset. The chipset is combined with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512G BUFS 3.1 storage.

Looking at the back, there’s a lot to incorporate here. First, Light up Snapdragon fireball logo It is illuminated in white (no, not RGB). Next, you’ll notice the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 physical fingerprint scanner. Finally, there is a triple camera system with a 64MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom on. rear end.

The Snapdragon branded phone also includes a 4,000mAh battery that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0. The box contains a 65W power adapter.

Master and dynamic TWS earphones with snapdragon phone

In addition to smartphones, Qualcomm also bundles a pair of Master & Dynamic Premium Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) TWS earphones. These are powered by the Qualcomm QCC5141 Bluetooth audio chipset. Supports up to 24-bit 96kHz Audio quality, ultra-low latency, echo and noise cancellation, etc. With these earphones, you can experience the Snapdragon sound for the first time on your smartphone.

Specification table

To summarize everything I’ve just talked about, let’s take a quick look at Qualcomm’s first smartphone specsheet for Snapdragon Insider.

Size 173.15 x 77.25 x 9.55mm
weight 210 grams
display 6.78 inch sAMOLED
Full HD + (2448 x 1080p)
144Hz refresh rate
Peak brightness of 1200 nits
processor 5nm based Snapdragon 888 clocked at 2.84GHz
GPU Adreno 660
5G modem Snapdragon X60
sheep 16GB LPDDR5
storage 512GB UFS 3.1
Rear camera 64MP Sony IMX686 Primary Camera
12MP Sony IMX363 wide-angle camera
8MP telephoto camera, 3x optical zoom
Selfie camera 24MP
software Inventory Android 11
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
NavIC support Yes, with GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
battery pack 4,000mAh
charging 65W fast charge 5.0
(Limited to 35W in India)
price $ 1,449 in the US
~ Rs. 1,11,990 in India

What’s in the box

With the launch of this product, Qualcomm aims to give users the opportunity to experience all the cutting-edge technology. Not only Snapdragon smartphones, but also quick charging adapters, TWS earphones with the latest Qualcomm chips and audio technology are available.

Besides smartphones, everything included in the Snapdragon Insider smartphone box is here.

  • Master & Dynamic MW08SI ANCTWS Earphones
  • 65W Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 Power Adapter
  • USB-C-USB-C braided charging cable
  • Custom rubber bumper case

Qualcomm Snapdragon Phone-Box Contents

Price and stock status

Qualcomm and Asus offer more than just a boxed smartphone, so you’ll have to pay a premium to get this special service for Snapdragon Insiders.

Smartphones for Snapdragon Insider The price is $ 1,499 It will be sold in the United States and will be available in August 2021. Sold in Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and Germany, excluding the United States. This device will be brought to India at a later date and will be priced at Rs. 1,11,990 (may vary at launch).

So what do you think of this Snapdragon smartphone for enthusiasts? Let us know in the comments section below.