Even ASUS seems to have been affected by the leaks, with the latest to affect the Taiwanese company which concerns its next top of the range, ASUS ROG Phone 7. Just today a benchmark was revealed on GeekBench which reveals the main specifications of this new smartphone. This comes just a few hours after a leak regarding the ASUS Zenfone 10 data sheet was released.
ASUS ROG Phone 7: technical sheet on Geekbench
Not only the benchmark, but also the certification from the Chinese 3C body seems to indicate that the ROG Phone 7 is now close to launch, at least in China. In fact, certifications are usually the last step before a new device is released.
If the ROG Phone 7 is indeed upon us, this would represent a profound change in the modus operandi of ASUS compared to last year, when the ROG Phone 6 and the ROG Phone 6D were launched in midsummer, alongside the Zenfone 9. the ROG Phone 7 and the 7D version were to debut in the spring, the "life cycle" of their predecessors would be drastically reduced.
According to the benchmark on GeekBench, the ROG Phone 7 will have one Snapdragon 8 Gen2 by Qualcomm as a chipset (so, nothing abandonment of Qualcomm resources?), which would make it able to compete with the MediaTek Dimension 9200 of the "D" version of the same smartphone. The SoC will have a primary core with a maximum frequency of 3,19 GHz and a base frequency of 2,8 GHz, while its GPU will be a Adreno 740, perfect for gaming.
The device should have 16 GB of RAM and Android 13 pre-installed, although the arrival of a variant with 12 GB of RAM is not excluded. In terms of score, the device achieves an excellent result, with 2.022 points in Single-Core and 5.719 points in Multi-Core, positioning itself among the best performing smartphones in recent months.