Qualcomm has more than 1.6 million Snapdragon Insiders. This is a community of fans and enthusiasts who participate in online forums. They are one of the first to know Qualcomm. In order to meet the needs of these advanced users, Qualcomm and ASUS have launched a unique smartphone.
There is a lot to say about this device, so let’s start with the hardware. On the front is Samsung’s large 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 2448 x 1080 pixels. The panel supports a high refresh rate of 144Hz, is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, and is compatible with always-on screens. The top bezel of the phone is equipped with a 24 MP front camera, which makes it one of the few high-end smartphones that do not have punch holes or notches along with Sony Xperia 1 III and 5 III today.
The back has a triple camera, a fingerprint scanner, and a self-luminous Snapdragon logo. There is a 64MP f/1.8 main camera, a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x magnification. The camera application will include Qualcomm AI software features such as auto zoom and AI object tracking. We hope to see more Qualcomm camera features here, but the actual camera settings will be handled by ASUS.
The fingerprint scanner uses the same second-generation Qualcomm 3D audio sensor as the Galaxy S21 series, but the fingerprint scanner is invisible. Qualcomm attributed it to incompatibility with the rugged OLED panel of the smartphone. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset (not Plus). There are also 512 GB of UFS 3.1 memory and 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Smartphones come standard with Android 11. Qualcomm has not yet commented on a specific version of Android. We know that there will be no malware in it and it is almost complete, but we are not sure where Qualcomm is. It has a 4000 mAh battery that is compatible with the included Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 charger. The phone is capable of being charged to 70% in 30 minutes or fully charged in 50 minutes. This phone weighs 210 grams.
“Smartphones for Snapdragon Insiders” aims to showcase all the Qualcomm software features built into Qualcomm hardware. This smartphone is manufactured, marketed by ASUS and will be available in China, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea in August and in India sometime soon.