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:

QualcommASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
Dimensions, weight173.2 x 77.3 x 9.6mm, 210g172.8 x 77.3 x 10.3 mm, 238 grams
Screen6.78 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-ChipQualcomm Snapdragon 888Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Versions16/512 GB18/512 GB
Battery4000 mAh, fast charging at 65 W6000 mAh, fast charging at 65 W
Main camera64 MP, 1 / 1.73 Vidicon inches f / 1.8, 26 mm equivalent64 MP, 1 / 1.73 Vidicon inches f / 1.8, 26 mm equivalent
Ultrawide12 MP, 1 / 2.55 Vidicon inches, f / 2.4, 14 mm equivalent13 MP, f / 2.4, 11mm equivalent
Third chamber8 MP, f / 2.4, 80mm equivalent (telephoto lens); 5 MP, f / 2.0 (macro lens)
Front-camera24 MP, f / 2.5, 27mm equivalent24 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.

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