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Qualcomm’s Smartphone For Snapdragon Insiders Phone. Find Specs and Price

Qualcomm collaborated with Asus to launch the ‘Smartphone For Snapdragon Insiders’ and it comes with some prolific specifications.

Recently, US chipmaker Qualcomm launched its smartphone with Asus dubbed ‘Smartphone For Snapdragon Insiders’. The phone breaks the convention with the naming and also with its reach. The device is specifically targeted at the snapdragon community as its model title suggests.

Overview

The exclusive 5G phone comes with premium specs that include the fastest Snapdragon 888 SoC, and 512 GB of storage. The phone also features a 144Hz AMOLED display and runs on a vanilla Android 11.

The Snapdragon Insiders is a limited edition phone and ideal only for the loyal Snapdragon community. This phone delivers an epic performance owing to its superlative specs inside. Let’s find out what this exclusive phone carries in its bag for its hefty price tag.

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Display And Design

Snapdragon Insiders flaunts a good 6.78-inches screen with a brightness of 800 nits to 1200 nits which is good enough to play high-end games and watch videos. You are getting the best-in-class super AMOLED panel with a 144Hz refresh rate. The display gets more pedigree with HDR10+ so you can’t complain about anything when it comes to its display quality. You are getting the best viewing display with this phone.

Asus has kept the resolution to standard 1080p which we believe is to keep its battery performance at optimum level. For screen protection, the phone gets a gorilla glass Victus on the front. You will also get an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on its back for biometric protection.

The back panel features a triple camera set up horizontally. The good thing is you will notice Snapdragon’s fireball which makes it stand out among its peers. The Snapdragon symbol gives this phone the most unique identity no device offers. The premium phone comes with only color option only ‘Midnight Blue’ which may not please all but this is what you are getting.

Snapdragon 888 SoC For Gaming

Snapdragon Insiders is the in-house product for its dedicated community and there is no compromise in its hardware. In fact, this phone is all about its vital internals. The phone rocks on a Snapdragon 888 SoC with its eight-core peaking a healthy 2.84GHz clock speed.

The high-end processors are complemented by the elite Adreno 660 graphic card which delivers superlative gaming performance. You put it against anything that pushes it to the limit, the phone delivers.

Smartphone For Snapdragon Insiders for gaming
Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders/ Image source: Qualcomm

Storage and Platform

The smartphone comes with 512GB onboard storage with a terrific 16GB RAM. the humongous RAM and exponential internal storage means you can store your all HD videos and files and do multitasking with a breeze. The slightest of quibble is you are not getting an expandable memory slot but 512GB is big enough to contain all your media files so it is a slim worry to the buyers.

The phone comes with the cleanest interface. There is no gimmicky custom skin from Asus. The phone runs on stock Android 11 which carries the tasks smooth as butter. You are not going to bother with pre-installed apps also called bloatware. You are getting a pure Android experience with this premium phone.

Check out: Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G SoC

64 MP Camera With 8K Recording

Snapdragon Insiders sports a 64 MP main camera at the back in a triple camera setup. Aided by OIS technology, the camera offers bright and detailed snaps anytime whether in broad daylight or low light conditions. The 8 MP telephoto and a 12 MP ultrawide sensor help to take stunning images of the surrounding with visual aesthetics. The dual-LED flash helps with low-light photography.

Smartphone For Snapdragon Insiders
Snapdragon Insiders camera/ Image source: Qualcomm

The phone sports a 24 MP selfie shooter which offers standard front photography. As for recording, you can shoot 1080p videos. You could wish more on a phone with its budget but the phone is more about its under the hood performance than its camera efficiency.

Coming to videography from the back cameras, you are in for the best joy. With this phone, you can record 8K videos with crystal clear detail. The gyro-EIS technology will maintain a constant background so you will have less worry with stability.

An Uninspiring Battery

The battery section of this phone is a bit underwhelming. At this budget, Asus has packed a less-inspiring Li-Po 4,000mAh battery. We can’t believe this phone would comfortably oversee a day for you. But Asus compliments it with a highly efficient 65W fast charger for relief.

Full Specifications

  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • Dimensions :173.2 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm (6.82 x 3.04 x 0.38 in)
  • SIM : Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • DISPLAY :
    • Screen: Super AMOLED, 144Hz, HDR10+, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)
    • Size: 6.78 inches, 109.5 cm2 (~81.8% screen-to-body ratio)
    • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels (~395 ppi density)
    • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, Always-on display
  • SoC: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
    • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
    • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Internal: 512GB UFS 3.1
  • Exp. Memory Slot: Not available
  • RAM: 16GB
  • CAMERA: Triple camera setup
    • 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), PDAF, 3x optical zoom, OIS
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 112˚, 14mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
  • Features
  • Selfie Camera: Single, 24 MP, f/2.5, 27mm (wide), 0.9µm
  • Features
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers, No 3.5mm jack
  • Audio: Snapdragon Sound Technology 32-bit/384kHz
  • Connectivity
    • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    • Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
    • GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC
    • NFC Yes
    • Radio No
    • USB USB Type-C
  • Sensors
    • Fingerprint
    • Accelerometer
    • Gyro
    • Proximity
    • Compass
  • BATTERY: Type Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
  • Fast Charging: Yes, 65W, 50% in 30 min, 100% in 50 min, Quick Charge 5.0, USB Power Delivery 3.0
  • Colors: Midnight blue
  • PLATFORM: OS Android 11
  • Weight: 210 g (7.41 oz)

Snapdragon Insiders: Our Verdict

We can’t promise that this phone is ideal for flagship-seeking consumers. The phone does have best-in-class hardware but lacks punch in its battery depart is another downsize.

For gamers, this phone is the best choice with 16GB RAM on a powerful Snapdragon 888 SoC. But it lacks other titbits such as water resistance, SD card expansion, and color options which may be important to others. The phone is a weird mix of hardware and features.

Therefore, we leave it up to you to decide whether you feel right home with this device or not. If this phone doesn’t convince you, we suggest you go to this page and find the best flagship phones available in Nepal right now.

Price And Availability

Due to its exclusive nature, Snapdragon Insiders is available in the US, UK Germany, and China for now. It comes in one color option only that is Midnight Blue. As it’s a limited edition phone, there is a slim chance this one might arrive in Nepal.

VariantUSIndiaNepali (Estimated)
16GB/516GB$1,499INC. 1,11,900Above Rs. 1,45,000
Snapdragon Insiders Price in Nepal

The device is priced at At $1,499 USD and is available in the select countries mentioned above. In India, the device will cost INC. 1,11,990. If it launches in Nepal, it might exceed above Rs. 1,45,000. We will keep you updated regarding its availability when there is any valid news to it.

Meanwhile, you can join the Snapdragon Insiders community from this official link.

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