Advertisement

Qualcomm has launched its first smartphone today as a special device for members of its Snapdragon Insiders program. The phone is designed by ASUS and packs high-end specs and features.

Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders by Asus

The Snapdragon Insiders phone has a 6.78-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 2448 x 1080 resolution. The AMOLED panel is supplied by Samsung, has a 1ms rate, a Delta-E level less than 1, and a peak brightness of 1200 nits (800 nits outdoor-readable brightness). The display doesn’t have a cutout in the screen for a camera but settles for bezels to house the cameras and sensors. It is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders 2

The Snapdragon 888 processor is the chipset under the hood and it is paired with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. We are actually surprised that the phone isn’t powered by the newer Snapdragon 888 Plus.

As for its cameras, the Snapdragon phone has a 24MP front-facing camera with a 27mm focal length. On the back are three cameras – a 64MP f/1.8 Sony IMX686 sensor with a 1/1.73” large sensor size and 0.8 µm pixel size. The camera has On-chip-lens PDAF, 4-axis OIS, and instant camera switching. There is also a Sony IMX363 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide angle camera with real-time distortion correction that can also shoot 4cm macro photos. The last sensor is an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, 4-axis OIS, and an 80mm focal length. The Snapdragon phone has AI auto zoom and can record in 8K at 30fps and 4K UHD at 30/60fps.

Advertisement

Qualcomm ships the phone with dual stereo speakers with a smart amp and is one of the first phones with support for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sound technology. There is dual 5G SIM support, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi Direct, and NFC. It also has a Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Below the scanner is a Snapdragon logo that lights up, but we do not know if it is customizable.

Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders 1

The Snapdragon Phone has a 4000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 5 and 65W fast charging. Qualcomm includes a 65W adapter in the box. It also includes a pair of premium Snapdragon-branded earbuds with a charging case, a 1m-long USB-C to USB-C Quick Charge 5 cable, a 50cm USB-C to USB-A cable for the earbuds, and a phone case.

Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders accessories

Snapdragon Insiders Phone Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 48, 66, 71
  • 5G bands: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 257, 258, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, July 08
  • Status: Exp. release 2021, August

Design

  • Dimensions: 173.2 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm (6.82 x 3.04 x 0.38 in)
  • Weight: 210 g (7.41 oz)
  • Colors: Midnight blue
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Design

  • Type: Super AMOLED, 144Hz, HDR10+, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.78 inches, 109.5 cm2 (~81.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels (~395 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Always-on display

Operating System

  • Android 11

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Internal Storage: 512GB
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), PDAF, 3x optical zoom, OIS
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 112Ëš, 14mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS, HDR
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 24 MP, f/2.5, 27mm (wide), 0.9µm
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • Snapdragon Sound Technology
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Illuminated Snapdragon fireball icon on the back

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 65W, 50% in 30 min, 100% in 50 min (advertised)
  • Quick Charge 5.0
  • USB Power Delivery 3.0

Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders specs

Asus Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders: Price and Availability

Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders

The Snapdragon Insiders Phone carries a price tag of $1499 and is expected to be available in August. You can also sign up to be notified, although Qualcomm says Snapdragon Insiders will be the first to be informed of its availability.

ALSO READ:  Redmi 8A Is Receiving Android 10 Update Globally
Advertisment

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here