Qualcomm’s ‘Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders’: A detailed look at the specifications


Qualcomm has launched a brand new smartphone in collaboration with Asus, which is termed as the “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders.” The flagship smartphone is claimed to have been developed particularly for the firm’s loyalty programme known as Snapdragon Insiders and can showcase Qualcomm’s applied sciences at the forefront, be it the chip itself, sound expertise, modem and digicam prowess.

The machine–designed and manufactured by Asus– can be commercially obtainable, beginning August this 12 months. The machine can be obtainable in the US, UK, Japan, Korea and China earlier than making its solution to India.

It comes with high of the line specifications together with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, 144Hz AMOLED show, and 512GB of onboard storage amongst others. The firm additionally plans to ship its personal TWS earbuds with lively noise cancellation manufactured by New York-based Master & Dynamic, with the smartphone. Here is all the things you must know.

Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders: Specifications, options

The dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone  173.15×77.25×9.55mm and weighs 210 grams. The machine comes with a 6.78-inch FHD+ (1,080×2,448 pixels) AMOLED show with as much as 1,200 nits of peak brightness, 20.4:9 facet ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus safety. The display is HDR10 and HDR10+ licensed and is claimed to cowl 111.23 p.c of DCI-P3 and 106.87 p.c of NTSC color gamut. The telephone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, together with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and runs on inventory Android 11.

The smartphone includes a triple rear digicam with a 64MP Sony IMX686 major digicam with an f/1.8 lens. Other cameras on the machine embody a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto shooter. Both major and telephoto cameras function optical picture stabilisation (OIS).

Additionally the machine comes with synthetic intelligence-backed AI Auto Zoom function. The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders comes a 24MP entrance going through selfie digicam.

The machine additionally packs twin stereo audio system which can be paired with a sensible AMP and Snapdragon Sound and in addition comes with quad HDR microphones with 114dB dynamic vary. The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders is backed up by a 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 charging assist.

The smartphone comes with 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Connectivity choices embody 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.2 with aptX Adaptive assist, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS/ NavIC, and a USB Type-C port. The machine additionally comes with a fingerprint sensor on the again that may be a Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2.

The telephone options an Illuminated Snapdragon fireball icon on the again that lights up while you get notifications.

The smartphone will include a pair of bundled TWS earbuds ( Image supply : Qualcomm)

The smartphone comes with third-generation Snapdragon X60 5G modem and helps all key 5G sub-6 and mmWave bands. It consists of Qualcomm Signal Boost and Smart Transmit applied sciences for higher connectivity. The machine is provided with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sound that delivers 24-bit, 96kHz music streaming together with ultra-low latency and tremendous wideband voice supply. It additionally comes with Qualcomm’s Spectra 580 picture sign processor which permits allow 4K and 8K video recording.

The smartphone will include a pair of bundled MW08SI TWS earbuds. The earbuds include assist for 24-bit, 96kHz audio together with ultra-low latency streaming over Bluetooth. The machine is powered by Qualcomm QCC5141 and embody Qualcomm Active Noise Cancellation in addition to cVc echo cancellation and noise suppression applied sciences.

Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders:  Price, availability

The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders is available in a Midnight Blue color variant and can be obtainable at $1,499 (roughly Rs 1,12,200) for the sole 6GB + 512GB storage variant. The machine can be obtainable in China, Germany, Japan, Korea, US, and UK first. The machine is claimed to launch in India quickly thereafter. It can be obtainable for buy by way of Asus on-line and offline retail channels beginning August.


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