Asus ROG Phone May Soon Get Android 9.0 Pie Update, Geekbench Listing Tips

Asus ROG Phone May Soon Get Android 9.0 Pie Update, Geekbench Listing Tips

Asus ROG Phone shipped with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.

  • Geekbench listing found showing Asus ROG Phone running Android 9
  • It's the first phone with a vapour-chamber cooling system
  • The phone is priced Rs. 69,999 in India

Users of Asus ROG Phone may be in for a surprise, as it seems that the phone could be getting an Android 9.0 Pie update soon. Popular phone benchmarking site, Geekbench, had results for an ROG Phone running Android 9, which usually is a pretty good giveaway that the update can be expected soon. The phone was first unveiled at Computex in June 2018, and was subsequently launched in India in November. The gamer-centric phone is the first of its kind to feature a 3D vapour-chamber cooling system, while also featuring a display with 90Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time.

The screenshot below from the Geekbench Browser shows an Asus ROG Phone equipped with Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB RAM, with the marked Android 9 OS, instead of Android 8.1 Oreo that it currently features.

asus geekbench asus rog phone android 9 pie

The ROG Phone from Asus features a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) AMOLED display with the aforementioned 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with the gaming-optimised Adreno 630 GPU, and 8GB of RAM.

The Asus ROG Phone (Review) bears a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensors. There is an 8-megapixel selfie camera as well.

One of the key features of the Asus ROG Phone includes the GameCool vapour-chamber cooling system with detachable AeroActive Cooler for extra cooling. Additionally, the smartphone comes with side-mounted ports and two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics. It also features an optional TwinView Dock for dual-screen handheld mode. It has a Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop-style gaming and a Gamevice controller with WiGig Dock using 60GHz Wi-Fi for big-screen gaming. The smartphone also includes Asus Aura RGB lighting and Aura Sync support and Asus HyperCharge direct-charge technology.


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  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • AirTriggers are useful
  • Great performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Useful second Type-C port
  • Bad
  • Video stabilisation could be better
  • ROG UI won’t appeal to everyone
Display 6.00-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android 8.1
Resolution 1080x2160 pixels

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