Qualcomm is a US-based and Delaware-based global firm based in San Diego, California. It produces wireless technology chips, software, and services. It possesses patents crucial to the standards for 5G, 4G, CDMA2000, TD SCDMA, and WCDMA. Irwin M. Jacobs and six other Co-founders set up Qualcomm in 1985. His early research in CDMA wireless cellular technology was financed by selling a dual-way DST system called Omnitracs. The standard was accepted with the inclusion of Qualcomm’s CDMA patents, following a heated debate in the cellular sector. Later, the price of acquiring patents required by the standard was subject to a series of legal issues.
The rumors of Qualcomm last year that the chipmaker would launch a unique gaming phone with Asus were also on the rife when it was set to reveal its new Flagship CPU, then known as Snapdragon 875. This phone now seems to have been listed on the TENAA certification website in China, reinforcing the assumption that the Asus gaming phone would receive particular attention from Qualcomm. The newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor is most likely to be used for this Asus gaming phone, although the implication of Qualcomm is not apparent.
As the Technology Edge indicated on Twitter, this Asus phone is encoded as VODKA and has the model name ASUS I007D. This phone has an AMOLED display of 6.78 inches, but more information like refresh rate cannot be retrieved. As that will be a gaming smartphone, the display makes sense at least a 120Hz refresh rate. A 64-megapixel camera and a 12-megapixel front camera will be included in the smartphone. The list indicates that the cameras are designed pretty much like the ROG Phone 5 design. The thickness of the phone is 9.5 mm and 217.7 grams, as described above.
All of it somehow goes along with what a gaming phone would anticipate, but the battery might be a buyer’s concern. The Asus and Qualcomm phone will have a 3840mAh battery in a twin cell design if we accept that the TENAA listing is true. The capacity of this sort of battery is almost half that of the ROG Phone 5. But assistance will be provided for quick phone charging. The phone’s RAM 16GB, and internally, 512GB are available, and Android 11 will function. Interestingly, even with an AMOLED screen, the phone features a fingerprint sensor on the rear.
The jury is still on the research of the phone or how different it is from the previous versions in Asus ROG Phone. Interestingly, though, a rumor suggests that this phone might form part of the Asus ZenFone 8 series, introduced recently in Taiwan and other regions. Over the next weeks, Asus will be launching the Zenfone 8 series in India. The current ZenFone 8 series is equipped with the ZenFone 8 and the ZenFone 8 Flip Phones, both with the high-performance Snapdragon 888 CPU.