Meet Snapdragon Insiders Phone: Qualcomm’s first ever phone

Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone announced Price in Nepal Specifications Features Availability
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Qualcomm has teamed with Asus for its first smartphone. As the name suggests, Snapdragon Insiders Phone is exclusive to Qualcomm’s Insider program. Here, we will be looking at key specs and features of the Snapdragon Insiders Phone, along with the expected price in Nepal.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Insiders Phone Overview:

Display and Design

Snapdragon Insiders Phone features a 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED panel with a 144Hz refresh rate. It boasts a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. Similarly, the phone covers 111.23% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. It has a layer for Gorilla Glass Victus for protection.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone design

Asus is responsible for the design and manufacturing of the Snapdragon Insiders Phone. You have traditional bezels around the screen. At the back, you can notice the horizontal camera bump with a red accent. The panel also houses Qualcomm’s logo and a physical fingerprint scanner.

Performance and Memory

Under the hood, the phone packs Snapdragon 888. Interestingly, Qualcomm decided not to go with the beefed-up Snapdragon 888+. Adreno 660 handles the graphics. In addition, the phone is equipped with Snapdragon Elite Gaming. It supports a wide range of technologies, including Variable Rate Shading, Game Quick Touch, and 10-bit HDR.

As for memory, the phone arrives with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.

Camera

The aforementioned camera bump houses three camera sensors. Qualcomm has chosen the 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor for the primary camera. It even supports Optical Image Stabilization.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone camera

For ultrawide shots, there is the IMX363 sensor capable of taking 12MP shots. Completing the setup is an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. There is a 24MP selfie camera up front.

You can record 8K/30fps videos using the primary camera. The secondary camera can record 4K/30fps videos.

Audio

You get a dual-stereo speaker. One speaker faces the front while the other is on the side

Snapdragon Sound Technology

The Snapdragon Insiders Phone is also the first to support Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Sound Technology. It is a suite of audio technology that includes low Bluetooth latency, listening profiles, ANC, and 24-bit 96 kHz. The phone comes with Master & Dynamic TWS earbuds.

Rest of the Specs

The whole setup is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 5. However, the charging is limited to 65W instead of the 100W charger that the technology supports. Qualcomm will be including a 65W charger in the box. However, some regions, including India may receive a slower 35W charger.

The phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner backed by a second-gen Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone Specifications:

  • Display: 6.78-inch AMOLED, 144Hz refresh rate,  111.23% DCI-P3, 10-point multi-touch, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, 1200 nits peak brightness
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5nm)
  • RAM: 16GB LPDDR5 RAM (Pro)
  • Storage: 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • OS: Android 11
  • Rear Camera: 64MP Sony IMX686, 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 3x telephoto lens
  • Front Camera: 24MP selfie camera
  • Audio: Stereo speakers, Qualcomm Sound Technology
  • Security: Qualcomm 3D sensor Gen 2
  • Connectivity: 5G, Wi-Fi 6E a/b/n/ac/ax (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, Type-C port
  • Battery: 4000mAh with Quick Charge 5.0 (65W)
  • Extra: Master & Dynamic TWS Earbuds inside the box

Qualcomm Snapdragon Insiders Phone Price and Availability

The Qualcomm Snapdragon Insiders Phone comes with a $1,500 price tag. It will be available for purchase starting in August. The phone will first be available for participants of the Snapdragon Insider Program.

If it ever launches in Nepal, we expect the price to be NPR 1, 85,000.

Meanwhile, check out our long-term review of the Mi 11X Pro.