Qualcomm, known for its systems-on-a-chip for smartphones and some laptops, as well as modems for those same devices, presented his first smartphone. It costs $ 1,500 and will only be available to members of the Snapdragon Insider community.
Technically, this smartphone is a slightly redesigned ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, so many of the characteristics of the two devices are very similar:
|Qualcomm||ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate|
|Dimensions, weight||173.2 x 77.3 x 9.6mm, 210g||172.8 x 77.3 x 10.3 mm, 238 grams|
|Screen||6.78 inches, Super AMOLED, 1080 × 2400, 144Hz, HDR10 +, 800 nits brightness (typical) and 1200 nits peak. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus||6.78 inches, AMOLED, 1080 × 2400, 144Hz, HDR10 +, 800 nits brightness (typical) and 1200 nits peak. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|System-on-a-Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|Versions||16/512 GB||18/512 GB|
|Battery||4000 mAh, fast charging at 65 W||6000 mAh, fast charging at 65 W|
|Main camera||64 MP, 1 / 1.73 Vidicon inches f / 1.8, 26 mm equivalent||64 MP, 1 / 1.73 Vidicon inches f / 1.8, 26 mm equivalent|
|Ultrawide||12 MP, 1 / 2.55 Vidicon inches, f / 2.4, 14 mm equivalent||13 MP, f / 2.4, 11mm equivalent|
|Third chamber||8 MP, f / 2.4, 80mm equivalent (telephoto lens);||5 MP, f / 2.0 (macro lens)|
|Front-camera||24 MP, f / 2.5, 27mm equivalent||24 MP, f / 2.5, 27mm equivalent|
Such alterations are not a fact that may surprise anyone. However, there is still something strange here. For example, it is very unexpected to see Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 in this smartphone, which is, in fact, a reference device. Why it, and not the recently presented Snapdragon 888 Plus?
The second surprising fact is the fingerprint scanner located on the back of the smartphone:
Qualcomm’s untitled smartphone is a showcase for all of the company’s technology. Therefore, the same scanner works on the ultrasonic technology 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2. And it is also the first smartphone capable of transmitting music wirelessly in 24-bit 96 kHz quality. To enjoy this sound quality, a special version of Master & Dynamic MW08 headphones, also branded for Qualcomm, is included with the smartphone.
The smartphone will go on sale in August. It will be available to Snapdragon Insider members in four countries: US, China, UK and Germany. US price – $ 1,500 before state taxes.