Qualcomm has announced a new special-edition Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders by ASUS through the Snapdragon Insider program.
Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders
The special-edition smartphone was created as a vehicle to showcase a collection of premium mobile experiences powered by the flagship Snapdragon mobile platform and associated technologies for Snapdragon Insiders.
This smartphone unleashes the potential of the Snapdragon 888 processor and allows users to experience:
- 5G connectivity powerhouse with advanced 5G and WiFi 6/6E
- Most comprehensive support for all key 5G sub-6 and mmWave bands and combinations in a single device
- 3rd Gen Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System
- Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 connectivity system
- Speeds up to 3.6 Gbps
- Snapdragon Sound technology for premium audio performance (there is a DXOMARK Audio review document in the link provided)
- 24-bit, 96kHz music streaming and ultra low-latency for lag-free wireless gaming, making entertainment on the smartphone a lot more immersive
- Super wideband voice for true to life audio when making calls
- Professional quality camera with Triple ISP
- Qualcomm Spectra 580 Image Signal Processor
- Triple 14-bit Computer Vision-ISP
- 2.7 Gigapixels per second
- 8K and 4K video capture
- Powerful high-performance graphics for responsive, hyper-realistic gameplay
- Qualcomm Adreno 660 GPU delivers 35% faster graphics rendering
- Qualcomm Game Quick Touch increases responsiveness up to 20%
- Variable Rate Shading (VRS) improves performance up to 30%
- Premium OLED display with 144 Hz refresh rate
- 6th-gen Qualcomm AI Engine with 26 TOPS AI performance
- Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor, Gen 2 for fast unlock with wet or dry fingerprints
The special-edition Snapdragon 888-based smartphone package comes with custom premium earphones from Master & Dynamic, a Quick Charge 5 adaptor, charging cables, and a protective case.
The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders will be available for purchase in August 2021 for USD1,499 through ASUS’ online channels or ASUS’ partner online channels, depending on each market.