If a hyped smartphone launch was not enough this week, we saw today that Asus wraps up its next generation of gaming beast. The company launched ROG Phone 3 including India at a virtual launch event. The ROG Phone 3 builds on the legacy of its popular and crazy value for money predecessor. It is the first Snapdragon 865+ phone to launch in India, which includes a 144Hz display, 64MP triple camera array as well as a large 6,000mAh battery.
Rog Phone 3: Specifications
|Dimensions||171 x 78 x 9.9 mm (6.73 x 3.07 x 0.39 in)|
|Weight||240g (8.47 oz)|
|Display||6.59 inches, 106.6 cm2 |
144Hz refresh rate
650 nits max. brightness (advertised)
1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+)|
|RAM||12GB/ 16GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||128GB/ 256GB/ 512GB UFS 3.1|
|Software||Android 10-based ROG UI|
|Selfie Camera||24 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 0.9µm|
|Rear Camera||64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
13 MP, f/2.4, 125˚, 11mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.0, (macro)
LED flash, HDR, panorama
|Video Camera||[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS|
|3.5mm Audio Jack||No|
|Charging Speed||Fast charging 30W|
Quick Charge 4.0, 3.0
Reverse charging 10W
NFC, GPS, NavIC,
GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
ROG Phone 3: Specs and Features
The ROG Phone 3 carries the same design philosophy as its predecessor. You still find small bezels on the front, top and bottom, but are considered essential for a complete gaming experience. Bezels help avoid inadvertent touches, which is great, but the biggest advantage is that it has space for dual front-firing speakers. This is one of my favorite features.
The back panel design is almost identical. Iridescent lines, angular camera modules, and heat vent gaming help complete the phone look. It sports a triple camera array, RGB-liter ROG logo and Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the rear. The fingerprint sensor sits under the display and to be precise the phone still weighs a lot – 240 grams.
144 Hz display
On the front, the Asus ROG Phone 3 features a large 6.59-inch full-HD + AMOLED display with a 144Hz / 1ms refresh rate and a 270Hz touch response rate. This is ROG Phone 2’s step by 120Hz refresh rate / 240Hz touch response rate. The panel has 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, 113% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, Delta-E <1, 10-bit HDRX + certification. , And up to 1000 nits of peak brightness.
Under the hood, the Asus ROG Phone 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 865+ chipset that was recently announced by Qualcomm. It is one of the first phones to be supported by this slightly overclocked flagship chipset. You will also get 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
We cannot go without talking about the thermal of this gaming phone. The ROG Phone comes with a 3G-gen GameCol system in 3To. According to the official press release, it performs 6x larger heat sinks, redesigned copper 3D vapor chambers, and larger graphite film. Asus says its thermal system will help keep the temperature under control, providing a stable gaming experience.
Air trigger 3
Taiwanese giants make existing ultrasonic shoulder buttons with new motion tracking gestures. The ROG Phone 2 added tap and slide gestures in addition to the normal functionality of the air trigger. However, you can do a lot with the ROG Phone 3 as it now also supports the “swiping” and “dual partition” functions.
The swiping function, as the name suggests, lets you swipe right or left on each air trigger to perform 2 additional actions. This means that you now have five touch inputs via an air trigger. If you don’t have a cup of tea, you can split the length of the air trigger into two (approximately) and get four buttons on top while playing in landscape mode. The former is definitely going to come in handy for quickly popping a bandage or medkit in the Battle of PUBG.
In addition, Asus continues to offer additional ports on the edge of the ROG Phone 3. It includes a side-mounted USB Type-C port, as always, to connect accessories and charging cables when you use the phone in landscape mode.
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The dual-camera setup already introduced in ROG Phone 2 gets an upgrade over time. Now you have a triple camera array on the ROG Phone 3, which is from the 64MP (f / 1.8) Sony IMX686 sensor. There is a 13MP (f / 2.5) ultra-wide camera with 125-degree FOV and 5MP macro camera onboard. It supports up to 8K video, 4K slow-mo video recording, and a Pro mode.
We expect the cameras on the ROG Phone 3 to be a lot more decent, even if it is a more gaming-centric phone. Don’t forget the top-notch 24MP selfie camera.
Another highlight for the ROG Phone 3 is, well, a 6,000mAh battery. It was the highlight for its predecessor and liked by users, thus, it is here to stay. The phone also supports up to 30W of fast-charging, which Asus can digest with 75 percent (about 4,510mAh) of battery in just 75 minutes.
This sounds great for hardcore gamers, who can plug in their phones and charge something to continue the practice quickly. One thing the game wants – a 3.5mm audio jack, however, is missing in action. Asus is bundling the Aeroactive Cooler 3 with the ROG 3 to not only bring back the 3.5 mm jack but also reduce the temperature to 4 degrees Celsius.
Price and Availability
The ROG Phone 3 will be available in two configurations – 8 GB + 128 GB and 12 GB + 256 GB. Asus has started the price of ROG Phone 3 from Rs. 49,999 (~ $ 670) for the base variant while the higher end 12GB + 256GB variant costs you Rs. 57,999 (~ $ 777) in India.
This smartphone will be available to buy in single color variants and will go on sale from August 6, exclusively on Flipkart.
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