This Android phone looks set to be a total powerhouse

The Asus ROG Phone 7 will be a mobile gaming master – but it could also make mincemeat of your daily workload

A photo of the Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate
(Image credit: Basil Kronfli)

When it comes to the best gaming phones, one brand is synonymous with quality. The Asus ROG Phone is a powerhouse, with heaps of power under the hood, giving better performance in-game.

The ROG Phone 6 earned a five-star review when we tested it last year, thanks to a solid spec sheet, a great battery life and a host of smart gaming-focused customisations.

Now, the first specs have leaked about its successor, the Asus ROG Phone 7. A Geekbench listing for the handset was shared on Twitter by tech tipster, Mukul Sharma

First things first, the handset scores well on the test. A 1,958 single-core score and a 5,238 multi-core score are commendable – it's similar to the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in that regard.

Beyond that, we get a closer look at some of the specs of the device. The flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is powering things, with a whopping 16GB of RAM inside. That should be a colossal combination – the processor is already ridiculously powerful, and copious amounts of RAM on top of that sounds like a home run.

Elsewhere, we learned that the ROG Phone 7 is running Android 13 out of the box. That's good for the lifespan of the device, as any promised updates will be for new generations of the software, rather than to catch up.

It certainly sounds like we're in for another generation of monstrous performance from the range. There's currently no indication of when the new handset might be released, although it is expected this year. 

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.