Qualcomm recently sent out invites for its upcoming event that is to take place this December. The brand is set to unveil its newest Snapdragon series processors at the event, the highlight of which will be the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 875, based on 5nm architecture. Now, as per a new report by DigiTimes, via GSMarena, Qualcomm is also likely to announce its first-ever dedicated gaming smartphone around the same time.
While we don’t have a lot of details, to begin with, the new gaming phone will reportedly be co-developed by Asus. Qualcomm already designs its own boards to flaunt the skills of the latest chipsets. However, making a completely new phone is a whole different ball game, which is why the partnership with Asus makes sense. The new phone may even get the branding of the Asus ROG (Republic Of Gamers) series.
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The Taiwan-based company has considerable experience when it comes to smartphones, and more importantly, gaming phones. Asus is the parent brand behind the massively popular ROG series of gaming computers, laptops, and smartphones. The brand could help Qualcomm check the major elements of a modern, dedicated gaming smartphone. These include a higher refresh rate display, cooling mechanisms, larger batteries, custom controls, and other details.
The Qualcomm–Asus partnership likely came into play ahead of Nvidia announced its acquiring of ARM, although it makes it more crucial now. Speculations suggest that Nvidia will drop the Mali GPUs in favor of its own designs, which of course, could come featuring the GeForce branding.
Coming back to the Qualcomm event, we expect the company to unveil the Snapdragon 775G which will be the successor to the Snapdragon 765G chipset. The main Snapdragon chipset is likely to get a 5nm architecture, making it one of the advanced in the market. But we’re keen to see if Qualcomm continues to integrate its X series 5G modem with the processor or decide to sell it separately.