The ZenFone series of smartphones has managed to surprise over time. ASUS is not a company specializing in smartphones, but its phones in recent years not only offered high-performance hardware, but they were offered at affordable prices compared to the competition. However, in 2020, we have not yet received a “ZenFone 7” that continues the tradition of recent years. However, it seems that the phone exists and will even receive a “Pro” version.
Information about ZenFone 7 was discovered in the source code of an Android kernel
There is now a kernel version from ASUS for a still unreleased phone circulating on the internet. Those who got hold of these files started to “dig” through the source code and discovered some interesting things. They reveal the existence of two models of ZenFone smartphones that could be launched in 2020. Why this year and not next year? Because I use the Qualcomm hardware that we find on most top phones.
ZenFone 6 was an extremely high-performance smartphone last year, but equipped with a more modest camera than others. However, his advantage was that he could use the main camera as a selfie camera. The disadvantage was the mechanical wear of the folding system of the chamber.
The phones could be equipped with top hardware
While we don’t know much about a possible ZenFone 7, we now know from these new “leaks” that the phone will use Snapdragon 865. The code refers to a model based on the “kona” motherboard with Adreno 650 GPU and three core clusters: four low power at 1.8 GHz, three medium power at 2.42 GHz and one high power at 2.84 GHz. This is the configuration for Snapdragon 865.
However, there is another configuration with a “cluster 3” at 3.09 GHz, the same frequency at which the Snapdragon 865+ revision operates. It should provide 10% better performance than the base model. In fact, even ROG Phone 3, the new gaming smartphone from ASUS will benefit from this new chipset.
It remains to be seen whether ASUS will announce ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro before the end of the summer, or whether it will expect a larger event, such as IFA, which this year will take place in a limited way, with many presentations to be held exclusively. online.
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