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Earlier this month, Qualcomm made a surprise move with the launch of its very first smartphone. Well, it was not a big surprise for those who have been following rumors about a smartphone made in partnership with Asus. The device arrived in the form of a Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders. That sure is a mouthful and not very marketing-appealing smartphone name.

Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders

The ASUS-made device was announced with a promise that of reaching the market in August. Now, ahead of that release date, interested buyers are able to pre-order the smartphone. It’s not the cheapest smartphone out there, but the specifications are truly appealing.

The new Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders can be pre-order straight from the ASUS website in the United States. Apparently, ASUS will also take care of this part of the whole business. The smartphone shipments will start on August 27 which is basically a month away. Worth noting that pre-orders are not live yet in the United Kingdom, Europe, and India.

Snapdragon Insiders Specficiations

Chipset: Snapdragon 888 SM8350

CPU: 2.84GHz Octacore

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GPU: Adreno 660

Display: 6.78 inch FHD + 2448 × 1080 20.4:9, Organic EL, HDR10 +, 144Hz, Gorilla Glass Victus

RAM: 16GB LPDDR5

Storage: 512GB UFS 3.1 (microSD compatible upto2TB)

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
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OS: Android 11

Dimension: 173.15 x 77.25 x 9.55 mm

Weight: 210g

Battery: 4000mAh (fast charge QC 5.0 65W)

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 6 / 6E (802.11a / b / g / n) / ac / ax, 2 × 2 MIMO) 2.4GHz / 5GHz / 6GHz

Bluetooth: v5.2

Colors: Black

USB: USB Type-C

Audio 3.5mm jack: No

Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Others: Dual SIM (nanoSIM), VoLTE, NFC, Dual stereo speaker (Smart AMP WDA8835)

Network

  • 5G bands:
    • Sub6 NR (Bands n1, n2,, n3, n5, n7, n8, n11, n12, n13, n14, n18, n20, n21, n25, n26, n28, n30, n38, n40, n41, n42, n43, n46, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)
    • mmWave (Bands n257, n258, n260, n261)
  • 4G bands:
    • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
    • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 48)
  • 3G bands: WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 19)
  • 2G bands: EDGE / GPRS / GSM (850, 800, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Qualcomm is promising four years of updates. However, it not specifies the number of Android updates that really means.

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