Last week, the Asus ROG Phone 7D appeared on Geekbench with the model number ASUS_AI2205_D and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. A Dimensity 9000+ chipset was used in the ROG Phone 6D, while Asus seems to be reshuffling the CPU cards in the 7D. In addition, the normal ROG Phone 7 and the ROG Phone 7 Pro are waiting in the Geekbench database. The Asus smartphones were tested today with model codes AI2205_B and AI2205_C.
Accordingly, all three variants, B, C and D, use the basic version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with the 3.19 GHz prime core. In the past, Asus has also changed chipsets within the same series. This is how the ROG Phone 5 and 5 Pro came out with Snapdragon 888 processors (2.84 GHz). Six months later, the ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro followed with the Snapdragon 888+ version (2.99 GHz).
A variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 already exists with a 3.36 GHz main core instead of the normal 3.19 GHz. This chipset just came out exclusively in the Samsung Galaxy S23 series.
Coming back to the Asus ROG Phone 7, all three variants tested on Geekbench featured 16GB of RAM. As is typical for Asus, there should also be at least one 18 GB version. As with all previous SD 8 Gen 2 flagships, LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage should be on board. The Asus ROG Phone 7 will also feature a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate. The 6,000 mAh battery should charge with 65 watts.
The Asus ROG Phone 6 series arrived in July last year. Therefore, it will be at least a few more months before the ROG Phone 7 series will hit the markets.