Asus is reportedly working on a new variant for its ROG Phone 6 series of gaming smartphones. To recall, the Taiwanese brand launched two variants, namely the ROG Phone 6 and the ROG Phone 6 Pro last month. If reports are to be believed, Asus is in the process of adding a third variant to the lineup.
Two smartphones with model numbers ASUS_AI2203_A and ASUS_AI2203_B were spotted on China’s 3C certification website today. According to a popular tipster from China, Digital Chat Station, it is the upcoming Asus ROG Phone 6D. The smartphone also made an appearance on the RoHS compliance page of Asus’ official website, confirming its nomenclature.
Digital Chat Station suggests that the “D” in its name denotes the Dimensity chipset in the smartphone. While the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro are both powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, the ROG Phone 6D will be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ processor. It is claimed to offer 5 percent better CPU performance and 10 percent improved GPU performance compared to the Dimensity 9000 chipset.
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The ROG Phone 6 series were the world’s first smartphones to come with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. The ROG Phone 6D could achieve such a feat by being one of the first smartphones to be powered by the latest MediaTek chipset. Expect Asus to employ an advanced cooling tech, just like its counterparts, to offer a sustained gaming performance.
The smartphone could come equipped with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Apart from the chipset, the ROG Phone 6D is expected to inherit features from the other two variants. The information about the device is scarce at the moment. Expect more details to be out in a few days/weeks.
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