The Zenfone 6 was one of the more interesting smartphones released last year. Rather than a motorized pop-up selfie camera as seen on phones with a full-screen design, the flagship has a motorized flip dual rear camera setup that allows the rear cameras to double as front-facing cameras too. Now, a successor or two successors are on the way.
News of the Zenfone 7 first surfaced in February when Qualcomm shared a press release that included a list of some of the phones its Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform will power. More recently, it was reported that there will also be a Zenfone 7 Pro. However, a new discovery has revealed that it will come with a more powerful chipset.
First reported by DealnTech, it was discovered in kernel sources that there are two different core clockspeeds for ASUS’s upcoming phones. The first is 2.84GHz and the other is 3.09GHz.
We already know that the clockspeed of the prime core in the Snapdragon 865 is 2.84 GHz while that of the newly-announced Snapdragon 865 Plus is 3.09 GHz (approximately 3.1GHz). Since Qualcomm already confirmed that the Zenfone 7 will have a Snapdragon 865 processor, it means the higher clockspeed is for the Snapdragon 865 Plus inside the rumored Zenfone 7 Pro.
ASUS has generally always released multiple versions of its Zenfone “x” line. However, last year’s Zenfone 6 didn’t come with any siblings. Seeing as most manufacturers now launch a “Pro” or “Plus” version of their flagship phone, we are not surprised it is joining the bandwagon this year.
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