Aimed directly at hardcore gamers, ASUS debuted the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro earlier this summer. The phones combine the powerful processing power of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC for intensive workloads, the flashy yet hefty style we associate with gamer-friendly phones, and some robust heat management. Although both phones are outstanding, ASUS has more to offer. This week, the company teased the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate, which will be equipped with MediaTek’s top-of-the-line Dimensity 9000+ processor.

Ahead of what appears to be an official launch on September 19, ASUS releases a few ethereal images for the forthcoming ROG Phone 6D Ultimate. The teaser doesn’t reveal much about the features, specifications, or appearance of the phone, but it does indicate that it will be powered by the 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ CPU, an improved version of the Dimensity 9000 chip that was introduced in June.

The ARM Cortex X2 high performance core of the Dimensity 9000+ chip runs at 3.2GHz, which is faster than the identical core on the Dimensity 9000, which runs at 3.05GHz. The new processor also includes four Cortex A510 high-efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz and three Cortex A710 cores clocked at 2.85GHz. Graphics are handled by an integrated ARM Mali G710 MC10 GPU.

If the name of the device is any indication, the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate could be a powerhouse, surpassing or at least matching the 6 and 6 Pro’s already incredible specifications, which include a 165Hz FHD+ AMOLED display, 720Hz touch sampling rate, a massive 6,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging support, a headphone jack, and ultrasonic AirTrigger buttons on the side. What about things like the small, programmable OLED on the back of the Pro model? At this time, it’s virtually impossible to predict if the hardware of the Ultimate will mirror that of the Pro or the base model 6.

All things considered, the ASUS ROG Phone 6D Ultimate should perform admirably, but we won’t know for sure until we get our hands on the hardware how well it competes with products using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC until we actually use it. The software improvements made by ASUS for demanding workloads and resource-intensive games may be the end all be all of this. It would be fascinating to see how ASUS distinguishes the Ultimate model from the current ROG Phone 6 series given that there isn’t much chance that the design will alter.