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Mystery Asus tablet hits GFXBench

Asus ZenPad 8 Android tablet could get a 12-core successor soon
Asus ZenPad 8
This unknown Android Nougat-driven tablet that surfaced on GFXBench is listed with a MediaTek MT8173 processor that usually has four cores, but this time it was detected as a dodeca-core part.
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We heard about upcoming Asus tablets quite a few times lately, but no rumor we heard so far mentioned a dodeca-core processor. Although this mystery Asus tablet that surfaced on GFXBench packing a 12-core processor still needs to be confirmed and the slate might only be a prototype or a fake listing, there is also a chance to see the real thing launching later this year.

The GFXBench listing does not contain any model name but reveals a powerful PowerVR Rogue GX6250 graphics chip, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and Android 7.0 Nougat on top. The 9.6-inch multitouch display has a resolution of 2,048X1,536 pixels, and the processor is listed as MediaTek MT8173. This is the weak link of the entire database entry since the MT8173 is a quad-core part that features two Cortex-A72 and two Cortex-A53 cores. The presence of one 8 MP back camera and a 5 MP front image snapper can be spotted as well.

Since we already heard about Asus' plans to release a new 9.6-inch tablet, remains to see if the 12-core processor is really in the cards or just a GFXBench glitch/faked database entry. We will keep an eye on this story and we will get back to it as soon as we find out anything new, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5565 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03-21 (Update: 2017-03-21)