Qualcomm will release its own smartphone for the first time
The Snapdragon Tech Summit is reportedly set to take place on December 1st, with the virtual event running until December 2nd. In addition to the imminent announcement of the flagship Snapdragon 875 processor, Qualcomm is said to be literally aiming to penetrate the smartphone market. According to fresh rumors, we may soon see a new brand of gaming smartphones from the chipset manufacturer, with the very first model coming this year.
DigiTimes presented the rumors, which writes:
“According to industry sources, Qualcomm will team up with Asustek Computer to develop and launch its own branded gaming smartphones no earlier than the end of 2020.”
Partnering with ASUS is the right choice for Qualcomm if the company wants to jump straight into manufacturing its own gaming smartphone. After all, the Taiwanese manufacturer has years of experience in developing cooling solutions for not only computer hardware but also smartphones. The latest offering from the company is the ROG Phone 3, a flagship that offers maximum specs, including the Snapdragon 865 Plus.
As an example demonstrating ASUS ‘cooling capabilities of its products, we can take the Prime Core platform in Snapdragon 865 Plus clocked at 3 , 10 GHz, which in the ROG Phone 3 supports 3.40 GHz at a low temperature of 36 degrees Celsius. Qualcomm can benefit greatly from ASUS ‘knowledge of processor cooling.
It is likely that we will see the announcement of a Qualcomm gaming smartphone during the Snapdragon Tech Summit.
It’s also possible that the first gaming smartphone from Qualcomm will tout the optimized Snapdragon 875 in terms of both clock speed and thermal performance. Again, there are rumors that Qualcomm is preparing not one, but two versions of the Snapdragon 875. This rumor is based on a previous leaked code names, so at this stage it is not confirmed which chipset will be used in the company’s first generation of gaming smartphones.
It is also not confirmed whether Qualcomm will use a custom Android skin on its gaming smartphone or stick to the standard UI. Since there are only a couple of months left until the end of 2020, we will find out the answers to all questions in the near future.