ROG Phone 3 Announced and Philippine Launch Date Revealed
ASUS Republic of Gamers just recently announced the arrival of the new ROG Phone 3 and has revealed its launch date here in the Philippines.
The ROG Phone 3 is the most powerful ROG Phone ever, using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform. It also features Snapdragon Elite Gaming, which delivers ultrasmooth HDR gaming experiences with sustained performance for longer periods of time. The gaming phone is also equipped with up to 16GB of the latest LPDDR5 RAM, and up to an ultrafast 512 GB UFS 3.1 ROM, delivering ultimate overall performance.
For cooling, the device has the upgraded GameCool 3 cooling system with a redesigned 3D vapor chamber. This new cooling system is one of the most effective thermal solutions available on a mobile device, and can remove and dissipate the heat generated during full-speed operation via specially designed vents in the back cover. The new AeroActive Cooler 3 clip-on external fan accessory has also been redesigned to deliver increased airflow to the hotspots on the casing to lower an astounding amount of heat for greater and longer performance.
The device is also equipped with a 144 Hz 1 ms AMOLED 6.59-inch display, providing Delta-E color accuracy of less than one to ensure vivid and accurate imagery. It’s combined with an industry-leading 270 Hz touch-sampling rate that dramatically decreases touch latency to an unprecedented 25 ms. There’s also HDR10+ high-dynamic range support and passes TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) and Flicker Reduced certifications.
A monster 6,000 mAh battery is fitted in the ROG Phone 3. Its stamina can be relied on for even the longest battles. There are also multiple passive power-saving mechanisms featured with the new gaming device. This include an exclusive hibernate function that can proactively limit background data and power usage in selected apps.
For Gamers, By Gamers
The enhanced X Mode performance-optimization software now allows customization of different system parameters to suit any gaming or using scenario. The gaming phone also receives a significant upgrade to its audio performance, tuned in collaboration with audio specialist Dirac. And there is now a dedicated Game Mode to further enhance in-game sound effects for immersive gameplay. It also supports Qualcomm aptX Adaptive for low-latency high-quality audio over Bluetooth connections.
Its upgraded AirTrigger 3 technology provides extra-precise ultrasonic touch controls along the edges of the phone. It has been further enhanced by including a newly added swipe gesture and dual-partition button emulation.
It’s unique side-mounted USB-C charging port lets users keep their battery topped up without cramping their style while gaming. The port also connects accessories such as the AeroActive Cooler 3, which features a pass-through USB-C connector, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a new kickstand on the back to support ROG Phone 3 on a desk or table.
Speaking of accessories, the range of accessories have increased, including the new modular ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad which adds physical console-like gamepad controls to the phone, the new ROG Lighting Armor Case for a stunning appearance, and ROG Clip to attach the phone to selected console controllers. The new TwinView Dock 3 can be used to expand the ROG Phone 3 to provide true 144 Hz dual-screen gameplay, and the Mobile Desktop Dock allows gamers to connect a desktop keyboard and mouse for a desktop-like gaming experience on an external monitor.
ROG Phone 3 Specifications
|Dimensions||171 x 78 x 9.85 mm|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform|
|RAM||Up to 16 GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||Up to 512 GB UFS 3.1|
|Display||6.59-inch 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display|
|Rear Camera||64 MP Sony IMX686 sensor, f/1.8|
13 MP, 125° ultrawide-angle
5 MP, macro
|Front Camera||24 MP|
|OS||Android 10 with ROG U|
Quick Charge 4.0
|Other Features||Dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD Sound,|
Quad microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology,
In-display fingerprint sensor,
The ROG Phone 3 is scheduled to launch here in the Philippines on August 15, 2020 at 8PM. You can watch the live online launch on the ASUS ROG PH social media pages. We will also be simultaneously hosting a watch party on Davao Geek Hub’s Facebook page. No details on the device’s price has been shared yet, nor when it will be available in local stores. However, it will be announced during the live online launch.