Asus ROG phone might get Android 9.0 Pie update soon hints Geekbench listing

As per the Geekbench listing, a supposed Asus ROG phone with the model number ASUS ASUS_Z01QD was seen running the latest Android 9.0 Pie OS.


Asus' powerful gaming smartphone, the Asus ROG phone might get a taste of Google’s latest Android version, Android 9.0 Pie soon. While the ROG phone came with hardcore gaming credentials, massive RAM and storage, Asus launched the gaming phone with Android 8.0 Oreo OS onboard.

Asus ROG phone might get Android 9.0 Pie update soon hints Geekbench listing

Asus ROG gaming phone. Image: Asus

In a Geekbench test, a version of the ROG phone was seen running Android Pie OS. The device with the model number ASUS_Z01QD was spotted on the synthetic mobile benchmark test scoring 2403 single-core score and 8889 multi-core scores.

Apparently, the listing was recorded on 8 January 2019. The score sheet further revealed the device as having 8 GB of RAM. While the Geekbench listing indicates that the Asus ROG gaming phone will likely get the latest major upgrade soon, the Taiwanese tech company has not shared any specific timeframe yet.

Asus ROG Geekbench test. Image: Geekbench

Asus ROG Geekbench test. Image: Geekbench

To recall, Asus launched the ROG phone at Computex in October last year and the smartphone marked its debut in India in late November. The phone designed for gaming aficionados pegs power packed features underneath its glass and metal hood. The phone features angular lines and Aura illuminated ROG logo on the rear side with RGB lighting.

As for the core specifications, the Asus ROG phone is powered by a custom 2.96 GHz high-frequency version of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The phone packs 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM which paired with either 128 GB or 512 GB native storage. It comes with a 6-inch AMOLED HDR display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The ROG phone carries a 4000 mAh battery and supports the proprietary HyperCharge direct-charge technology.

Among other features, the phone includes ‘Air Triggers’ which are designed to enhance gaming performance. It has a 3D vapour-chamber cooling system to dissipate heat while playing graphics intensive games for extended hours. It features side-mounted ports that can be used to connect with the optional TwinView Dock for the dual-screen handheld mode.

The Asus ROG phone price in India starts at Rs 69,999 for the 128GB model. Notably, Asus released Android 9.0 Pie update for the Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone 5 last month. The ROG phone will be the third in line to get the latest Google Android OS.

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