Source code confirms ZenFone 7 Pro and ZenFone 7

Big news here on a couple fronts. Some folks dug deep into benchmark kernel source code to make a discovery that seems to confirm two ZenFone 7 models. If you weren’t excited yet, it’s now time.

First off, this code indicates two ZenFone 7 models running two different chipsets and two different speeds. When looking at the speeds, one model is running at 2.84GHz which is clearly a Snapdragon 865 and the second model running at a higher speed of 3.09GHz is indicative of the Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Why is this a big deal? Well it does confirm what the big leak from said about two models, a ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro. So now, one of their two big claims has proven true—and it’s a big deal. With no screenshot or linked source in the story this new information about two different ZenFone 7 models makes their story credible.

So if the first half of the leak is true, then it bodes well for the other piece of information. In that story, it was said that the ZenFone 7 series will indeed have the flip camera module, albeit with more lenses and sensors. The big card ASUS has left to play is indeed the fact they not only are bringing back the flip camera, but it’s going to be bigger and better than before. No question ASUS has done a phenomenal job at keeping this secret under wraps!

We were already onboard with the idea of the ZenFone 7 Pro based on the certification filings showing a “ZS670KS” model. We knew from the ROG Phone 3 that “KS” is indicative of how ASUS now lists models using the “Plus” version of the Snapdragon processors. It wouldn’t make sense for ASUS to put the Snapdragon 865+ inside their expected main ZenFone 7 model. This left only one real possibility which is having a second, more robust “pro” model this year.

Bravo to ASUS we say. This is a brilliant move on their part especially considering we expect the ZenFone 7 Pro to be sporting an AMOLED display as well. Going with LCD in the ZenFone 6 did in fact cost ASUS some sales. And yes, we most certainly are making an assumption on the display for the ZenFone 7 Pro being AMOLED. How could it not be?

Based on what we know, or at least think we know, ASUS is set here for game changing success in their mobile phone business that for so long, had struggled. The ZenFone 6 was really their time to shine but inventory woes held back what could have been an even greater success.

Instead, they appear poised to build upon their innovations of the ZenFone 6 and go higher with covering all bases so that those wanting a ZenFone 7 with AMOLED and faster processor can in fact buy such a model. It’s an achievement to innovate and create features that no other mobile phone company has managed to do. They shall reap the rewards in 2020.

Bravo ASUS!


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