ASUS will be announcing the ASUS ROG Phone 2 on July 23 next week. It will be the first smartphone to be powered by the new Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. Now the device has appeared in benchmarking website GeekBench showing how powerful the new chipset is.
The ASUS ROG Phone 2 is benchmarked as the “asus ASUS_I001DC” with 12GB RAM though we can expect another RAM variant. It runs on Android’s 9 Pie. The spec sheet shows the motherboard name as “msmnile”, the same tag it shows for other devices housing the SD 855. The base frequency is also the same at 1.78GHz but the ROG 2 scores are slightly higher in the tests.
In the single-core test, the tested device managed to score 3612 and 11,103 points on the single-core and multi-core tests respectively. This put the scores a bit higher than the average score of the Snapdragon 855 smartphones. But the difference in scores isn’t large because the difference between the SD855 and the SD855+ is the higher CPU and GPU clock speed of the latter.
Qualcomm claims that the new Snapdragon 855 Plus is designed to offer between gaming performances and enhanced experience with 5G, AI processing, AR and VR. The chipset’s Kyro 485 cores are clocked at a higher 2.96 GHz while the ones at the SD 855 are clocked at 2.84 GHz. The CPU performance boost is about 4.2 percent while the GPU has been claimed to receive a 15 percent boost as well.
As for the ASUS ROG Phone 2, a couple of alleged live images of the smartphone has surfaced online. It shows a familiar design with thick top and bottom bezels and copper accents on the dual front-facing speakers that are the most likely stereo speaker. There is an antenna band at the top left edge suggesting a metallic real panel build.
The new Snapdragon 855 Plus is expected to come with other phones like Black Shark, Xiaomi, Redmi, Nubia’s Red Magic line and Vivo’s iQOO later this year. We will be finding more about the ASUS ROG Phone 2 on July 23. Till then, keep tuned.