Asus has finally unveiled the successor to its 2019 gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 3. The device bags respectable upgrades over it predecessor which meets every gamer expectations as well as a daily driver for a regular smartphone user.
Asus ROG Phone 3 features a 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and 270Hz touch sampling rate. Asus has also added an option which lets users switch to lower refresh rates, including 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz.
In the camera department, Asus ROG Phone 3 houses a triple camera setup on the rear with 64MP primary sensor, 13MP ultra-wide, and 5MP macro sensor. On the front, it has a 24MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.
The device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage up to 512GB (not expandable). The ROG Phone 3 runs the latest Android 10-based ZenUI and users can also choose the gaming-centric ROG UI for aesthetics.
Like the ROG Phone 2, Asus ROG Phone 3 has a vapour chamber, a large heat sink, and vents on the back for thermal cooling. The smartphone has side buttons with ultrasonic sensors to perform different actions while playing games in the landscape mode. Asus has also added two USB-C ports to satisfy gamers needs.
Under all these great specs, there is a built-in 6,000mAh battery to power the device with support for 30W ROG HyperCharge fast charging technology. Other features include 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, GPS with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, GNSS, NFC and under-display fingerprint.
Asus ROG Phone 3 Price and Availability
Asus ROG Phone 3 will start selling at €799 for 8GB + 256GB Strix Edition, €999 for 12GB + 512GB variant and €1,099 for the 16GB + 512GB variant .
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Asus ROG Phone 3: 12GB RAM, 512GB Storage — ≅₦449,000
Asus ROG Phone 3: 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage — ≅₦494,000
Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition: 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage — ≅₦389,000
The release date, however, is yet to be announced.