The fact that there’s a ROG Phone III in the making was revealed by Qualcomm itself when it listed a bunch of OEMs using the Snapdragon 865 SoC. Asus has been quite tight-lipped about what it will offer in its upcoming gaming flagship, but a new report reveals some juicy information about the gaming phone.
First spotted by GSMArena, an Asus device bearing the name codename ASUS_1003D has popped up on Geekbench listing. The listing states the Asus smartphone will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 paired with 12GB RAM and will be running on Android 10.
The listing states the Asus flagship received 910 and 3229 in the Geekbench CPU Single core and Multi-Core tests respectively. To compare, the OnePlus 8 (gaming review) scores 914 and 3558, while the new Xiaomi Mi 10 (review) scored 900 and 3255 on the Geekbench CPU tests.
The report also states the same Asus smartphone with codename ASUS_1003D was spotted on Geekbench a month back, this time with 8GB RAM. The scores were expectedly slightly lower.
Furthermore, a report by GizmoChina claimed the ROG Phone III was apparently spotted in the Wi-Fi alliance database as well, with features like Android 10, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi Direct and Miracast support.
And while we get that these are features that are hardly surprising on any flagship launching in 2020, it helps us piece the information together. The codename is important since the previous Asus ROG Phone II was codenamed Asus 1001DE.
Speaking of the ROG Phone II (review), it’s still one of the best gaming smartphones you can buy today. Laden with pressure-sensitive Air Triggers on the top edges along with the speed-binned Snapdragon 855+ and a 120Hz LCD display, this one’s a monster that can run any game you throw at it at peak frame rates with high stability. But what really sets the phone apart is the massive 6,000mAh battery inside, support for a variety of gaming accessories and the ability to tweak every core of the CPU and GPU, and even letting you overclock to an extent.