Qualcomm unveiled its first smartphone in collaboration with Asus on Thursday. The premium phone, dubbed “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders,” is designed specifically for the company’s loyalty program, Snapdragon Insiders, which was launched in March. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, 144Hz AMOLED display, and 512GB of onboard storage are all impressive features. The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders also comes with a stock Android 11 experience and is preloaded with some of the chipmaker’s major technologies. In addition, it includes true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds.
The Snapdragon Insider Smartphone costs $1,499 for the single 6GB + 512GB storage configuration. The phone is available in Midnight Blue and will be available for purchase through Asus’ online and offline retail channels beginning in August. It will first be available in China, Germany, Japan, Korea, the United States, and the United Kingdom, followed by India.
Although Qualcomm is marketing the new smartphone as a limited-edition model for its Snapdragon Insider community members, it will be available to all customers. The phone will also include Master & Dynamic’s MW08SI active noise canceling TWS earbuds and a Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 charger (65W in global/35W in India), a custom rubber bumper, and two USB Type-C to USB Type-C braided cables.
Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders specifications
Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders comes with a 6.78-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2448 pixels. Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. It comes with 16GB of RAM. The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders runs Android 11 and is powered by a 4000mAh battery.
The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders on the rear packs a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a pixel size of 0.8-micron; a 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 1.4-micron, and a 12-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 24-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.
Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders is based on Android 11 and packs 512GB of inbuilt storage. The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) mobile that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders measures 173.15 x 77.25 x 9.55mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 210.00 grams. It was launched in Midnight Blue colour.
Connectivity options on the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes, GPS, Bluetooth v5.20, NFC, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi Direct, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.