Asus’ hints at the imminent launch of next-gen performance-dedicated premium Android smartphones seem backed up in new leaks apparently pointing to OS and SoC upgrades in the upcoming ROG Phone 8 series. Then again, these potential advantages are offset by unprepossessing charging specs.
RedMagic has just made some playfield-leveling claims for its upcoming 9 Pro series; however, its main competitor in this space might be ready to hit back with its own new generation of gaming smartphones. The 165Hz display ROG Phone line is backed to go up to 8 by these new tips.
One of them alleges that an all-new ROG Phone has turned up on Geekbench. If so, this “ASUS_AI2401_A” has outdone the device thought to be the RedMagic 9 Pro with the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC and version of Android.
Then again, the “ROG Phone 8” has 16GB of RAM, compared to 12 in the “9 Pro”. In any case, the same putative Asus device will ship with 65W charging, according to the Chinese safety regulator 3C. That is fast compared to some (non-gaming) flagship smartphones; however, the fact is that the spec is unchanged compared to the ROG 7 Ultimate of 2022.
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Deirdre O’Donnell, 2023-11-15 (Update: 2023-11-15)