These specs include 512GB of storage, 16GB of RAM, a 6.78-inch QLED display from Samsung with a 144Hz refresh rate, and Qualcomm's own rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Naturally, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm processor.
But interestingly, it is the Snapdragon 888 chip and not the recently announced (and more powerful) Snapdragon 888 Plus.
The phone comes bundled with a pair of custom $300 wireless earphonesQualcomm
The battery has a 4,000mAh capacity and supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 5 standard, meaning 65W recharging. Around the back you will find a triple camera setup featuring a 64-megapixel Sony image sensor, an ultrawide lens in front of a 12-megapixel Sony sensor, and a 3x telephoto lens in front of an eight-megapixel sensor. There is also a 24-megapixel front-facing camera.
Below the rear camera and fingerprint reader sits an illuminated Snapdragon logo, but otherwise the phone looks much like most other Android handsets.
Other extras include USB-C, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, as well as hi-fi music playback at up to 24-bit 96kHz. Crucially, the phone offers a pure Android experience with none of the so-called bloatware seen on handsets from other manufacturers. The user interface should be a lot like that of Google's Pixel phones.
In a bid to help soften the blow of spending $1,500 on the Qualcomm phone, it comes bundled with a pair of $300 wireless earphones, in the form of the Master & Dynamic MW08. These are finished in blue to match the phone and include bespoke Snapdragon branding and logos.
We don't expect this phone to sell in huge numbers – Apple and Samsung won't be kept up at night, and OnePlus probably won't either – but it feels like a logical step for Qualcomm to make, even if the result is more sales of components to other manufacturers instead of sales of the phone itself.