Ahead of its release, some interesting leaks and rumors are already surfacing across the internet regarding the next-gen ASUS ROG Phone 7.
Apart from the fact that the device will, of course, sport the current high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the device will have some interesting gaming-focused technologies baked into its core and it will also manifest in its outward looks which are now being leaked.
According to popular leaker SnoopyTech, the next-gen Asus ROG Phone 7 will look very similar in terms of design to its predecessor, the ROG Phone 6 even though its internals will be upgraded from the previous generation.
Based on a shared render, the image showed a device with dot-matrix lighting as well as some alien-looking design aesthetics. As for the front of the device, it’s pretty predictable at this time because it’s basically a slab of screen with small bezels at the top and bottom.
The render also showed the presence of a dual-speaker system situated at the top and bottom bezels of the device.
The device will allegedly retain its 3.5mm headphone jack which is really cool because extreme gamers wouldn’t want any latency with their audio output.
There are power and volume buttons positioned on the right edge of the phone which is the standard practice at this moment.
As for the rumored specs, the device is said to feature a 6.78-inch E4 AMOLED panel with a 165Hz refresh capability and FullHD+ resolution. I’d just be glad if gaming smartphones can just push the limit and make a big 7.0-inch panel for immersive gaming but that’s my opinion though.
As mentioned earlier, the device will definitely sport the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset as well as an LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 onboard storage.
It has been spotted on Geekbench with 16 GB of RAM.
We’re expecting the device to be powered by the current Android 13 OS and ROG UI to give it an aggressive gaming look and feel. The device will also reportedly have a 32MP front-facing sensor and a 50MP primary rear camera as well as two others to make a triple setup.
A 6,000mAh battery might not be a bad one for a device with so many energy-consuming features but spicing it with a 65W fast charging capacity is going to buttress the battery.
In the pricing department, other rumors have it that the device’s base price could start as low as US$580 and will be launched in several markets including the US, China, Taiwan, and India, but we don’t know about an official African release yet. However, the release date for the aforementioned regions is said to be April 13th.
The leaked images of the device suggest that it will have the same design as the previous model, with a white-colored rear panel and a dot-matrix lighting cutout.