A information 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 only a reference platform. Now, it seems to be just like the cellphone in query might have surfaced on-line.
China’s TENAA regulatory physique has posted photos displaying a Snapdragon-branded Asus cellphone (h/t: XDA-Developers), seen on the high of this web page. One of many photos exhibits a cellphone with the Asus emblem on the backside of the again cowl, and the Snapdragon identify and emblem within the middle. It additionally seems to be just like the cellphone 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 screen, 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 mounted storage. You’re additionally getting a triple rear digicam setup headlined by a 64MP digicam, and a 12MP selfie snapper up-front. Apparently sufficient, it additionally seems to be like there’s a 3.5mm port onboard in response to the listed specs.
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The TENAA itemizing additionally reveals a mannequin quantity Asus_I007D, and XDA-Builders says this matches a tool code-named VODKA that was referenced within the ROG Cellphone 5‘s firmware. VODKA wasn’t the one gadget code-name noticed on the time, because the outlet says two units dubbed SAKE and PICASSO have been noticed too. Nonetheless, 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 primary and selfie digicam resolutions. Then once more, the Zenfone 8 had a twin rear digicam system in comparison with this cellphone’s triple sensor structure, and it provided a a lot smaller display screen. Both manner, this makes for a really intriguing itemizing.
Asus instructed Android Authority that it had no remark to share relating to the itemizing. We’ve additionally requested Qualcomm for remark and can replace the article if/once they get again to us.