The Snapdragon 865 SoC was launched in late 2019. Since the announcement, we have seen a variety of smartphones, including this powerful chipset. These include the Galaxy S20 series (for Chinese and US customers), the Oppo Find X2 series, the OnePlus 8 series, the Mi 10 series, Realme X50 Pro, iQOO 3, Redmi K30 Pro and others. In addition, there is a large list of devices that are expected to be equipped with this powerful system-on-chip. You should keep coming back throughout this year, after all, reports suggest that we don't have a Snapdragon 865+ this time. Among the highly anticipated phones, Qualcomm announced in a list earlier this year that the Asus ROG Phone III and Asus ZenFone 7 will also have these chipsets.
The problem is that we haven't heard much about these two devices. Your arrival is only a matter of time. Yesterday we had the first signs of the existence of ROG Phone III. A device with a model number that is very similar to the ROG Phone II has appeared in the GeekBench list and has gone through the Wi-Fi Alliance certification process. The latter only confirms the availability of dual-band WiFi. However, the former serves to confirm the Snapdragon 865 SoC and at least one variant with 8 GB RAM.
<img class = "aligncenter" src = "https://t2.tudocdn.net/516897?w=660&h=316" alt = "ROG Phone III will be launched at the end of the second quarter of 2020
A new Taiwanese Commercial Times report now says that both the Asus ZenFone 7 and ROG Phone III will hit the market in July this year, and the report says the new flagship and new gaming devices will be released by the end of the second Quarterly or early third quarter of 2020. Asus also expects revenue growth of 30-50% for the upcoming gaming phone, and gaming phones tend to do this year in a way they haven't done before, so we can understand why Asus expects such a surge, while the ZenFone range is pretty much a consolidated range of smartphones, and last year's Zenfone 6 and 6z were pretty innovative devices due to the flip camera mechanism, and they were fairly cheaper than other flagship offerings, though they came with LCD displays.
We still need to see more consistent evidence coming directly from Asus. Given that July is nearing the banks, more reports will appear in the coming days.