Qualcomm Introduces Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone, Exclusive to Participants of Snapdragon Insider


    • Qualcomm launched Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider on 8th July 2021.
    • The smartphone is exclusive to the participants of the Snapdragon Insider program.
    • The price of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone is $1,500, which is around NPR 1,85,000

    For the first time, Qualcomm has introduced its first-ever smartphone on 8th July 2021. The smartphone is dubbed as “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders” and is designed specifically for the participants of company’s loyalty program known as Snapdragon Insider. 

    The Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone price is $1,500, whereas the expected price of the smartphone in Nepal is NPR 1,85,000.

    Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone Overview

    Qualcomm has collaborated with Asus to build the smartphone. Qualcomm’s first smartphone – Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone, is exclusive to Qualcomm’s Insider program.

    Design and Build Quality

    Asus is solely responsible for the design and manufacturing of the phone. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider has a 6.78 inches Samsung AMOLED screen. The display features a refresh rate of 144Hz.

    Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone Design and Build Quality
    Design and Build Quality

    Likewise, the smartphone has a peak brightness of 1200 nits. On the front, it has a Gorilla Glass Victus for protection. The bezels on the top and the chin of the display are thick, while it is relatively thin on the side.

    Qualcomm Snapdragon sports a punch hole on the top-right corner of the display. The triple camera on the rear sits horizontally on the upper half. The smartphone has a Snapdragon branded logo below the camera.

    It has a fingerprint sensor for security support on the rear.


    Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone has a Snapdragon 888 5G platform with a processing technology of 5 nm. It is an octa-core CPU with a clocking speed of up to 2.84 GHz and 64-bit architecture. Following this, it has LPDDR5 16 GB RAM and USF 3.1 512 GB storage. Adreno 660 GPU from Qualcomm handles the graphics in the smartphone.

    The smartphone runs Android 11 out of the box.


    Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone features a triple camera setup on the rear panel. The main camera is a Sony IMX686 64 MP sensor with an f/1.8 lens. The main camera has phase detection autofocus, 4-axis, Dual LED flash, optical image stabilization, and instant camera switching features. 

    While the ultra-wide camera

    Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone Camera

    is Sony IMX363 12 MP sensor, the telephoto camera has an 8 MP sensor with 3x optical zoom. Moreover, the telephoto camera supports up to 12x total zoom. On the other hand, the ultra-wide camera also supports macro shots at a 4cm distance.

    The video options for the rear cameras are 8K at 30fps, 4K at 30/60 fps, 1080p at 30/60 fps, and 720p at 30fps.

    Likewise, the front camera of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone is a 24 MP sensor.


    A 4000 mAh battery fuels the smartphone. It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 charging. And supports a Quick Charge 5 power adapter of 65W.

    Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone Specifications

    Body173.15 x 77.25 x 9.55 mm 
    Weight210 grams
    Display6.78 inches, AMOLED, 1,200 nits (peak)
    HDR10 and HDR10+ certified
    20.4:9 ratio
    Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
    Supports Always-On display
    OSAndroid 11
    ChipsetSnapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
    CPUOcta-core (up to 2.84 GHZ)
    GPUAdreno 660
    MemoryLPDDR5 16 GB RAM
    StorageUSF 3.1 512 GB
    Main CameraTriple64 MP Sony IMX686, f/1.8, (wide-angle)
    12 MP Sony IMX363, f/2.2 115-degree (ultra-wide)
    8 MP (telephoto), 3x optical zoom
    Video8K@30fps, 4K@30/60 fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30fps
    Front CameraSingle24 MP, f/2.0 (wide) 
    SensorsProximity, gyro, compass, light, hall
    SecurityFingerprint sensor
    SoundLoudspeaker, 3.5mm jack
    BatteryLi-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
    Qualcomm Quick charge 5.0 charging (65W)
    ColorsGreen, White

    Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone Price in Nepal and Availability

    The Qualcomm Snapdragon Insider Phone price is $1,500, which will be available for purchase from August. It will be first available for the Snapdragon Insider Program’s participants. 

    If the smartphone launches here in Nepal, we expect the price of the Snapdragon Insider Phone in Nepal to be around NPR 1,85,000.

    Qualcomm SmartphonePrice in the USExpected Price in Nepal
    Snapdragon Insider Phone$1,500NPR 1,85,000

    In the meantime, you can check out the other smartphones in a similar price range, like Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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    Akriti Pant
    Akriti is a content writer for Techsanchar. She covers tech related news and is a tech enthusiast. Being an IT Graduate, she loves to code and is passionate about STEM. She has been a part of the team since the beginning.

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