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Asus and Qualcomm team up on a fan phone

by on09 July 2021

Cool but pricey

ASUS and Qualcomm have teamed up to make a smartphone that shows off Snapdragon tech.

Although the phone is ostensibly for the 1.6 million members of the Snapdragon Insiders program it'll be more broadly available by August.

The phone with the punchy title Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 5G chipset with a 2.84 GHz octa-core processor and the Adreno 660 GPU.

It has what Qualcomm describes as "the most comprehensive support for all key 5G sub-6 and mmWave bands" of any device, along with WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E support with speeds of up to 3.6 Gbps. You'll get 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and 512GB of storage.

The 6.78-inch AMOLED display from Samsung has a 144 Hz refresh rate, which could help make it a solid gaming phone. The screen has up to 1,200 nits of brightness and it's HDR10 and HDR10+ certified.

The phone has three rear cameras: a 64MP main lens, 12MP ultrawide camera and 8MP telephoto. The array can capture video in up to 8K. The device also has a 24MP front camera and AI auto-zoom.

There is a bit of a catch on the price which is $1,499.


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