Qualcomm surprised and presented its own phone. The company previously made its own headphones, but they were reference headphones that illustrate the purpose of the company’s devices. This new device was designed with Asus and gives users a flagship Qualcomm-branded phone that costs $1,500.
The phone ticks a series of boxes for what a flagship phone should be and comes with a large 6.78-inch OLED display with 144Hz Samsung protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, Snapdragon 888, 16GB frame, 512GB storage, and a 4,000mAh battery that can quickly charge Qualcomm’s standard Quick Charge 5. In short: about the same hardware as the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, although a little more expensive.
At the back there is a triple camera array of which the main sensor is a 64MP Sony IMX686 and this is accompanied by a 12MP ultrawide camera and a telephoto camera with 3x 8MP zoom. On the front is a 24-megapixel selfie camera.
Something brings the phone to the top with its Snapdragon Sound rating, which should provide a better audio experience with 24-bit 96kHz audio. In order for users to enjoy good sound, it is sent with a pair of Master & Dynamic headphones, which seems to be MW08, and is still very nice.
To be able to get your hands on the phone, you need to be part of the Snapdragon Insider community started by Qualcomm earlier this year.