A news report late final 12 months pointed to Qualcomm working with Asus to ship Qualcomm-branded gaming telephones. The US chipmaker hinted to us on the time that it was just a reference platform. Now, it appears just like the phone in query could have surfaced online.
China’s TENAA regulatory physique has posted photographs exhibiting a Snapdragon-branded Asus phone (h/t: XDA-Developers), seen on the high of this web page. One of the pictures exhibits a phone with the Asus emblem on the backside of the again cowl, and the Snapdragon title and emblem within the middle. It additionally appears just like the phone packs a rear fingerprint scanner, though the submitting explicitly lists an in-display sensor.
The regulatory submitting additionally lists a number of specs, together with a 6.78-inch OLED display, 2.84GHz octa-core processor (ostensibly the Snapdragon 888), a 3,840mAh battery capability (which appears small contemplating the show dimension), 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of fastened storage. You’re additionally getting a triple rear digital camera setup headlined by a 64MP digital camera, and a 12MP selfie snapper up-front. Interestingly sufficient, it additionally appears like there’s a 3.5mm port onboard in accordance with the listed specs.
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The TENAA itemizing additionally reveals a mannequin quantity Asus_I007D, and XDA-Developers says this matches a tool code-named VODKA that was referenced within the ROG Phone 5‘s firmware. VODKA wasn’t the one machine code-name noticed on the time, because the outlet says two units dubbed SAKE and PICASSO have been noticed too. However, the web site says the latter two units launched because the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip.
It’s value noting that a few of the specs appear broadly in step with the vanilla Zenfone 8, such because the obvious inclusion of a 3.5mm port, a battery that’s roughly in step with the Zenfone 8’s 4,000mAh pack, and the principle and selfie digital camera resolutions. Then once more, the Zenfone Eight had a twin rear digital camera system in comparison with this phone’s triple sensor structure, and it provided a a lot smaller display. Either method, this makes for a really intriguing itemizing.
Asus informed Android Authority that it had no remark to share concerning the itemizing. We’ve additionally requested Qualcomm for remark and can replace the article if/after they get again to us.