- The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders has launched
- Qualcomm has collaborated with ASUS to build this phone
- The device will be available in India soon
Qualcomm and ASUS have collaborated to launch a new phone called the “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders.” The US-based chip maker introduced the Snapdragon Insiders program to build a closer relationship with Snapdragon fans by giving them perks like early access to information on upcoming products, contests, event invites, and so on. The newly introduced smartphone is also aimed towards the Snapdragon Insiders community.
In terms of specs, the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders (SSI) appears to be a variant of the ASUS ROG Phone 5 gaming smartphone. It has a minimalistic design with a Snapdragon logo on the back. The retail package of the device includes premium earbuds, a 65W Quick Charge 5 charger, custom rubber bumper, and an enhanced braided Type-C to C / Type-C to A cable.
Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders specifications and features
The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders has a 6.78-inch S-AMOLED display that offers 1,080 x 2,448 pixels Full HD+ resolution, a 20.4:9 aspect ratio, 144Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The display is shielded by Gorilla Glass Victus.
The Snapdragon 888 mobile platform is present under the hood of the SSI with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 51GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery, and it ships with Android 11 OS. The global edition of the phone supports 65W USB-PD 3.0 and Quick Charge 5.0 charging technologies, where the Indian edition ships with a 30W charger.
The rear-facing triple camera setup has a Sony IMX686 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and OIS support. It is coupled with a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x zoom with OIS support. For selfies, it has a front camera of 24-megapixel. The other features that are available on the device include dual SIM, 5G with mmWave support, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, a USB Type-C port, a fingerprint scanner, and an illuminated Snapdragon logo on the back.
Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders price in India
The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders is priced at Rs 1,11,990 in India. The smartphone will be sold in select markets like the US, China, Germany, UK, Japan, South Korea, and India in August. Snapdragon Insiders will be the first to be notified about its availability.