Qualcomm is developing its own gaming smartphone in partnership with Asus

Qualcomm despatched out invitations for a Snapdragon occasion that may happen on December 1-2. Present speculations are that it’s going to unveil the Snapdragon 875, a 5nm chip that would be the first to make use of the brand new excessive efficiency Cortex-X1 core. Now DigiTimes is reporting that the chip maker plans to unveil its personal gaming smartphone earlier than the top of the yr.

The cellphone shall be co-developed with Asus, however particulars are scarce. Qualcomm already makes reference design boards, nonetheless these are simply benchmark machines meant to point out off the abilities of the newest chipsets.

Asus has extra expertise with the vital components that make a gaming cellphone what it’s – a excessive refresh charge show, beefed up cooling, bigger battery, doubtlessly customized controls and extra. Plus, the cellphone will profit from the Republic of Avid gamers branding.

Presumably, this partnership was initiated earlier than Nvidia introduced it’s buying ARM, however now it appears much more vital. There’s hypothesis that the GPU maker will drop Mali in favor of its personal designs, which include the precious GeForce branding. Qualcomm will profit from a gaming cellphone selling the competing Adreno sequence of GPUs.


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