Qualcomm gaming phone coming soon under Asus partnership

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The chipset giant Qualcomm is reportedly working with Taiwanese multinational computer company Asus to launch self-branded gaming phones. The first smartphone under the collaboration is expected to launch by the end of this year. 

According to the reports, Qualcomm will introduce the design as well as software improvements on the gaming phone for its upcoming Snapdragon 875 processor.

Qualcomm-branded phones may be similar to Asus’ ROG phones, the report hints. It seems that Asus will take care of the smartphone’s key elements, even though Qualcomm is already making reference designs to test the new chipsets.

Under the new arrangements, Qualcomm and Asus are aiming to sell one million phones where about 500,000 units will be sold under the Qualcomm branding.

The Qualcomm gaming smartphone would likely have the Republic of Gamers branding (RoG) with Asus being involved. Most definitely, it will have a high refresh rate monitor, a big battery, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, and possibly shoulder buttons.

Qualcomm sent out press invites for a December 1 event to announce the “latest and greatest news from Snapdragon.” The Snapdragon 875 processor, which is expected to power several 2021 flagships, including S21, will be showcased by Qualcomm via a virtual event, with the new update on the gaming smartphone.

American computer game company Nvidia recently announced that it will purchase ARM and there are speculations of Nvidia replacing Mali GPUs for its own designs that could bear the GeForce branding, according to a report. It will most likely have an Adreno series GPU for the rumored Snapdragon 875 SoC and it will be fascinating to see the upcoming GeForce mobile GPU go against the improved Adreno GPU.