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Qualcomm lists the Asus ROG Phone 3 and ZenFone 7 as Snapdragon 865 5G-powered flagships but leaves out the OnePlus 8 and LG V60 ThinQ

The Snapdragon 865 SoC will be powering a bevy of Android flagships in 2020. (Image Source: Qualcomm)
The Snapdragon 865 SoC will be powering a bevy of Android flagships in 2020. (Image Source: Qualcomm)
Qualcomm has listed several upcoming flagship phones that will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform. For the first time, we are seeing the Asus ROG Phone 3 and the ZenFone 7 getting an official mention. Surprisingly, the highly anticipated OnePlus 8 series and the LG V60 ThinQ do not feature in this list.

At the "What's Next in 5G" event, Qualcomm announced a list of devices to be released this year that would be powered by the Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform. Since the announcement of the Snapdragon 865, more than 70 designs have been announced or are in development. According to Qualcomm, the following upcoming flagship devices are powered by the Snapdragon 865:

While we are already aware of many of the models listed, this is perhaps the first time that the Asus ROG Phone 3 and the ZenFone 7 are being officially named anywhere. Sharp has recently announced its Aquos R5G flagship, but it might be exclusive to the Japanese market alongside the Fujitsu FCNT arrows 5G. Vivo is all set to launch the Apex 2020 on February 28. 

Interestingly though, Qualcomm does not mention the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, which are expected to launch sometime in April. The LG V60 ThinQ also doesn't get a mention. That these phones are under development is not exactly any secret so we can only guess that the companies didn't want them to be listed here for reasons best known to them. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-02-26 (Update: 2020-02-26)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.