It’s mysterious, and ambiguous.
Lots of new and some unreleased devices show up in the databases of bench marking apps as manufacturers frequently use these apps to see real world performance levels. But, sometimes these devices show up in bench marking results yet they’re never released to market.
So as with every leaks and rumors, we should take these things with a fist of salt, but we do have to tell you that an unidentified ASUS tablet showed up at GFXBench, with pretty interesting specs.
This unidentified ASUS tablet features a dodeca-core processor, made by MediaTek. The mysterious 12-core chipset registers as the MT8173, but that model was announced as a quad-core chipset. The other specs were the impressive PowerVR Rogue GX6250 graphics chip, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The tablet also registers a 9.6-inch QXGA (2048×1536) display, which means this tablet is pretty large by normal standards. It also might feature a 8MP/5MP camera combo, and everything running under Android 7.0 Nougat.
However, since we said that the MT8173 is announced as a quad-core chip, we are wondering if this is just a glitch in GFXBench’s detection, or is ASUS really planning to release a tablet device powered by a 12-core processor?
We’ll probably know more soon.