The ASUS ROG Phone 3 has a hidden 160Hz refresh rate mode – Here’s how to activate it

ASUS announced its latest gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 3 last week and brought tons of impressive new features. The device features the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, up to 16GB of RAM, a 6,000mAh battery, two USB-C ports, and a 144Hz refresh rate display.

The device also brought a display feature that allows users to switch between different refresh rate (between 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, or 144Hz). We all know that the 144Hz refresh rate is the new normal on smartphones but Asus may have already jumped to a 160Hz refresh rate on the ROG Phone 3.

Asus ROG Phone 3 160Hz refresh rate mode
Image: XDA

According to a new finding by Mishaal Rahman, an XDA developer, Asus added a hidden 160Hz refresh rate mode on the ROG Phone 3 which can be activated by setting up Android Debug Bridge (ADB) on your PC. Having a 160Hz refresh rate option sounds great but Asus hid this option on the ROG Phone 3 display options. This could only mean the 160Hz refresh rate has not been fully optimized for the device and maybe Asus plans to introduce the feature in future with a software update.

Since there is no limit to what we can achieve on Android phones and we can always try new things to get the most out of our device, why don’t you give your device a performance boost with the 160Hz refresh rate option? It’s pretty easy o activate.

How to enable 160Hz refresh rate mode on ROG Phone 3

To activate Asus ROG Phone 3 160Hz display refresh rate mode, you need to have set up adb on your PC. If you already have that on your PC, launch terminal and enter he command below.

adb shell setprop debug.vendor.asus.fps.eng 1

After executing the command, reboot your phone. Once your phone boots back up, go to the display option, you’ll now find 160Hz display mode in Refresh Rate modes. Note, using the 160Hz refresh rate may result in quick battery drain but you have a huge 6000mAh battery and you can also tweak your device settings to extend the battery life.

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