On July 8, 2021, i.e. Thursday, Qualcomm in alliance with Asus unveiled its first-ever smartphone for Snapdragon insiders. The high-end handset has been designed by Asus. The cellphone measures 173.15×77.25×9.55mm in dimensions and weighs 210 grams. A fingerprint scanner that uses Qualcomm 2nd generation 3D sonic sensor and a self-illuminating Snapdragon logo is attached on the rear. The midnight blue is the sole color option in which this flagship handset is being available in the global market.
In terms of specifications, this snapdragon smartphone features a large 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2448 x 1080 pixels, a refresh rate of 144 Hz. The phone’s screen includes a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits and corning Gorilla glass protection. The display is also HDR10 and HDR10+ certified, with a color gamut of 111.23 percent DCI-P3 and 106.87 percent NTSC. The Smartphone for Snapdragon insiders draws power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The debut gadget of Qualcomm is powered by a battery of 4000 mAh and comes with a Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 power adapter, and two charging cables. The smartphone is available in the sole configuration of 6GB RAM + 512GB internal storage.
In optical terms, the smartphone is equipped with a triple camera setup which includes a 64MP Sony IMX686 main sensor with an f/1.8 lens, an ultrawide 12MP Sony IMX363 f/2.2 unit, and an 8MP telephoto lens. A 24MP camera is located in the punch hole cutout on the top of the front for selfies and video calls. The developers have incorporated the Smartphone for Snapdragon insiders with Qualcomm’s Spectra 580 image signal processor, which supports 4K and 8K video recording and an AI Auto Zoom feature powered by Artificial intelligence.
This forerunner smartphone is available at a price of $1,499 (i.e. approximately Rs. 1,12,200). This moderated package will include the handset, a pair of TWS earbuds with Snapdragon Sound produced by Master & Dynamic, a bumper case, Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 power adapter, and two USB Type-C charging cables. The phone will first mark its entry in the market of China, Germany, Japan, Korea, the US, and the UK, followed by India in August.