Qualcomm Launches its First-Ever Smartphone


In collaboration with ASUS, Qualcomm has launched its first smartphone, called the ‘Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders’ at $ 1,499 (roughly Rs. 1,12,200). Although designed for ‘Snapdragon Insiders’ loyalty program members, the handset will be available for all interested customers.

Qualcomm Launches Its First Smartphone
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The premium device comes with a 144Hz AMOLED display, triple rear cameras, a Snapdragon 888 chipset, and 65W fast-charging support and will run on Android 11. It provides a 6.78″ Samsung AMOLED display with corning gorilla glass. It has 800 nits outdoor-readable brightness and 1,200 nits peak brightness. It has a 4000mAh battery that supports Qualcomm quick charging.

The phone weighs 210 gm, has 16GB RAM and 512GB storage capacity. It has dual Stereo Speakers. The phone will come with three rear cameras, the main camera of 64 MP, an ultrawide camera of 12 MP and a telephoto camera of 8MP. The front camera is 24 MP. It has Dual SIM slots that can support 2G, 3G, 4G. 5G services are only supported in 5G network-enabled locations in 5G-ready countries.

This limited-edition smartphone for the Snapdragon insider community will be soon available in the U.S., China, UK and Germany with more regions in the works.