Qualcomm making its own gaming phone with help from ASUS
If you've been following recent gaming news, you'd know how big a hit Genshin Impact turned out to be. The game garnered 23 million downloads on mobile alone, proving that a lot of gamers do play such high-end games on their phone. This could be why Qualcomm itself wants to have a go at the market and create gaming phones.
According to Android Authority (via Digitimes), Qualcomm has enlisted the help of ASUS to develop new Qualcomm-branded gaming phones. Sources claim that Qualcomm will be building a range of different devices, with at least one that will feature the next flagship Snapdragon 875 chipset. If this is true, we could see a Qualcomm gaming phone as early as the first quarter of 2021.
Qualcomm gaming phones could follow the ROG Phone DNA
To add on to this, it was reported that Qualcomm and ASUS will have a joint purchasing agreement for components used in the two companies' gaming phones. The components include camera modules, battery, displays, and more. This suggests that the upcoming Qualcomm-branded gaming phones could follow the design and hardware specifications of ASUS gaming phones, such as the ROG Phone 3 series.
Digitimes has been pretty reliable before so this rumour could be true, but it's best to take this with a grain of salt. Having said that, would you buy a Qualcomm gaming phone? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to TechNave.com for more updates like this.