Mysterious Asus phone with 12GB RAM spotted on Geekbench


Asus ROG phones are synonymous with gaming. Unlike the first edition, the ROG Phone 2 had a lot of nifty tricks up its sleeves making it a powerful all-round device and was very well received by the gamers as well as tech enthusiasts, alike. To further its leadership in the niche segment the company is rumoured to launch the next edition ROG Phone 3 in coming months.

Recently, when Asus announced its partnership with Unity, the company announced that it is creating a custom plugin to offer next-level gaming experiences on its current gaming flagship ROG Phone 2 and also announced that it will be offering the same features on the ROG Phone 3.

Is this the Asus ROG Phone 3?

Now a new device has been spotted on the famous benchmarking database Geekbench. This mysterious Asus device bears a model number Asus_I003D, runs on Android 10 operating system, runs on an octa-core Snapdragon SoC and has a mammoth 12 GB of RAM.

Earlier, a device with similar model number appeared was spotted on the same database, however, with 8GB of RAM. This suggests that this new smartphone will at least be offered in two different variants based on the memory size -12GB and 8GB when launched. Further, the listing mentions “Kona” as motherboard which means that the phone could be powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 Soc.

And since for a regular smartphone, you’d never need 12GB of RAM coupled with the flagship Qualcomm SoC, this could very well be the ROG Phone 3 that the company spoke about earlier.

Apart from this, not much can be made out of the listings, the sheer presence of these benchmark scores hint at an imminent launch. So, let us wait till the time the company shares some official information about the launch or we get hold of any other leaks detailing the upcoming device.


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