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Asus ROG Phone 3 12 GB RAM variant spotted on Geekbench; Game devs can now tap into ROG Phone-specific features via a Unity plugin

Unity developers will now be able to tap into the Asus ROG Phone 2 and ROG Phone 3's unique functionalities. (Image Source: Asus)
Unity developers will now be able to tap into the Asus ROG Phone 2 and ROG Phone 3's unique functionalities. (Image Source: Asus)
A 12 GB RAM variant of the Asus ROG Phone 3 has been spotted on the Geekbench 5 database with scores that are in the same ballpark as that of the previous sighting of the 8 GB RAM variant. Meanwhile, Asus said that it is now a Unity Verified Solutions Partner and ROG Phone-specific features can now be accessed by game developers via a Unity plugin.

Previously, we had reported about the sighting of what is purported to be the Asus ROG Phone 3 on Geekbench. That listing indicated the device as being powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC and with 8 GB of RAM. Recently, a new entry has surfaced on Geekbench and this seems to be the 12 GB RAM variant of the ROG Phone 3. 

The Geekbench 5 results are similar among both the devices with the newer listing showing about a 5% increase in the multi-core score. Apart from the 12 GB RAM and the Snapdragon 865 SoC, not much is revealed about the phone itself. That being said, we do know from a recent Wi-Fi Alliance certification that the ROG Phone 3 will be 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 ready.

In a related development, Asus has announced that it is now a Verified Solutions Partner of Unity Technologies. Developers using the Unity Engine will now have access to Asus's ROG Phone SDK via a plugin on the Unity Asset Store that allows them to optimize games and take advantage of specific ROG Phone features. The new plugin offers five SDKs for tapping into ROG Phone 2 and ROG Phone 3 capabilities. These include:

  • ROG TwinView Dock SDK for dual-display support.
  • ROG Kunai Gamepad SDK for handling ROG gamepad key events.
  • Aura Lighting SDK for configuring and controlling Aura lighting on the ROG Phone.
  • Refresh rate control SDK for controlling the refresh rate of the ROG Phone's display.
  • Performance boost SDK to allow for a time-limited device performance boost.

Developers using the ROG Phone plugin in Unity can directly contact the Asus ROG R&D team at rogphone_dev(at)asus.com for inputs during the course of game development. Asus will also be engaging directly with game developers over the course of this year.

The ROG Phone 3 can be expected to be announced sometime in June-end or early July alongside the ZenFone 7 as per a recent confirmation from Asus co-CEO Hu Shubin. 

Asus ROG Phone 3 12 GB variant Geekbench 5 score. (Source: Geekbench)
Asus ROG Phone 3 12 GB variant Geekbench 5 score. (Source: Geekbench)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-06- 7 (Update: 2020-06- 7)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.