As part of its Snapdragon Insiders program, Qualcomm has today unveiled a $1,499 flagship smartphone in partnership with Asus, which promises to represent the full power of the Snapdragon 888 chipset (via PCMag).
“Never before has such a complete Snapdragon experience been brought together in one single amazing device,” said Mike Roberts, Qualcomm’s VP of product marketing. The company says fans can sign up at SnapdragonInsiders.com to connect with the product teams and executives on social media.
“We wanted to offer our insiders something unique, something to showcase the value proposition of Snapdragon devices,” Roberts added.
With QuickCharge 5 and a charger in the box, the phone charges at 65w, filling 70% of its 4,000mAh battery in 30 minutes and topping off the battery in 52 minutes. The phone comes with Master & Dynamic Snapdragon Sound earbuds that support 24-bit, 96kHz audio and high-quality voice codecs
“For gaming, the phone has a 6.78-inch, 2,448-by-1,080 Samsung AMOLED screen with a 144Hz screen refresh rate. The three rear cameras are a 64MP main, 12MP ultra-wide and 8MP, 3x zoom. The front camera is a 24MP model.
It’s got C-band. It’s got 5G-over-CBRS. It’s got Wi-Fi 6E. It’s got not only US millimeter-wave 5G, but Asian and European mmWave bands that haven’t even been turned on yet. It has dual 5G SIM slots.”
Qualcomm isn’t committing to any future devices beyond this one, suggesting that this smartphone is an experiment. The phone will be available to order in August through Asus’s website.