Asus launched its oft rumoured Asus RoG Phone last week at Computex. HEXUS was at the event and in addition to the launch coverage shared a video with Asus RoG Product Marketing exec Chi-Hau Kung talking through the gaming smartphone's most compelling features.
Central to the appeal of the Asus RoG Phone are its powerful components, an indication that this could be the fastest smartphone ever. In addition to using Qualcomm's latest and greatest 10nm Snapdragon 845 silicon, Asus got dibs on a 'cherry-picked' or 'speed binned' SoC. In fact its octa-core Snapdragon 845 runs at approx 200MHz better than stock at 2.96GHz. Backing up this great SoC, which also includes Adreno 630 graphics, is a plentiful 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and an advanced cooling system utilising a copper heatspreader, 3D vapour chamber, and there's even a snap-on active fan cooler to add if you know you will be putting this phone through its paces over an extended period.
Moving on to today's update on the story, GSM Arena has spotted the first GeekBench scores for the Asus RoG Phone in the wild. These scores show that the RoG Phone is the king of GeekBanch for now, edging out other SD845 rivals such as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, HTC U12+ and OnePlus 6. The Asus gaming phone has a clear advantage in both the single- and multi-core tests of the benchmark.
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However, as this is a benchmark 'leak', it isn't properly documented. For example, GSM Arena asks if the tester enabled 'X Mode' where the four slower cores of the SD845 are disabled and the four faster cores can run at an improved minimum speed. Another question might be if the active cooler was in use, to prevent any possibility of throttling in the benchmarks.
As a reminder, in its reveal presentation Asus shared RoG Phone benchmark performance scores in Antutu, GFXBench4, and 3DMark apps (see above image).