Qualcomm to launch its own smartphone soon, joins hands with Asus

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Chipmaker Qualcomm is likely to launch its own gaming smartphone sometime soon. The company is set to unveil its new high-end processor Snapdragon 875 later this year in December and is likely to launch its first smartphone around the same time. Qualcomm has reportedly joined hands with Asus, known for making gaming specific smartphones, for the device.  

Qualcomm will soon host an online event in December and launch its high-end processor for this year — the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 mobile platform. On the same day, it can unveil its first-ever gaming smartphone, manufactured in partnership with Taiwanese company Asus. 

In this partnership, Asus will add its hardware expertise, bringing in a high refresh rate, improved cooling system, a big battery, and a number of gaming-centric features on the Qualcomm smartphone.  

Of course, the phone could also be powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 875 processor, making

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Qualcomm to reportedly partner with Asus for making its own gaming smartphone

a hand holding a cellphone: Asus ROG Phone 3 Review (31)

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Asus ROG Phone 3 Review (31)

Qualcomm recently sent out invites for its upcoming event that is to take place this December. The brand is set to unveil its newest Snapdragon series processors at the event, the highlight of which will be the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 875, based on 5nm architecture. Now, as per a new report by DigiTimes, via GSMarena, Qualcomm is also likely to announce its first-ever dedicated gaming smartphone around the same time.

While we don’t have a lot of details, to begin with, the new gaming phone will reportedly be co-developed by Asus. Qualcomm already designs its own boards to flaunt the skills of the latest chipsets. However, making a completely new phone is a whole different ball game, which is why the partnership with Asus makes sense. The new phone may even get the branding of the Asus ROG (Republic

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Asus’ new ROG Phone 3 is a 5G gaming phone launching in the US

Asus’ latest gaming phone, the ROG Phone 3, is now available in the US. The ROG Phone 3 has some of the highest specs out there for a smartphone along with a bunch of features and accessories meant to enhance the mobile gaming experience.

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The device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, a 6.59-inch OLED HDR screen with a refresh rate of 144Hz, 512GB of UFS 3.1 ROM storage, and support for 5G. It has the same 6,000mAh battery as last year’s model.


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The ROG Phone 3 comes in two configurations: one priced at $1,000 that comes with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and another priced at $1,100 with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. 16GB of RAM is still a rare spec for phones, but it is available in a higher configuration of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The ROG Phone 3’s predecessor debuted at

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