Asus have announced their third generation Republic of Gaming (ROG) phone overnight, and their local team is advising the phone will hit Australia by the end of next month.
Asus describe the phone as ‘Built for gamers, by gamers’, and the specs and features back this claim up. The phone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, and up to 512GB RAM, with options for up to 512GB of on-board storage.
It’s a gaming phone, so of course Asus has gone all out on the screen and the 6.95-inch AMOLED display can offer a 144Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response. Asus has gone with a FullHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution for the ROG3 and it also comes with support for HDR10+ (high-dynamic range) content.
144Hz refresh rate
1ms response time
270Hz touch sampling rate
113% DCI-P3 Color
Gorilla Glass 6
|Processor:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus @ 3.1Ghz|
|Memory:||Up to 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM|
|Storage:||Up to 512 GB UFS 3.1 ROM|
|Battery/Charging:||6,000mAh with 30W fast charging|
64MP Sony IMX686 sensor (Wide)
13MP sensor (Ultra-Wide)
5MP sensor (Macro)
|Connectivity:||802.11ax Wi-Fi (four antennas)|
GPS (GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, GNSS)
Ultrasonic air triggers
|IO:||Side: Custom USB-C®|
Supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 / DisplayPort 1.4 (4K UHD) / fast charging (PD 3.0) (30-watt)
30-watt ROG HyperCharge direct charging
Supports USB 2.0 / fast charging (PD 3.0) (30-watt) / direct charging
|Audio:||Dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD Sound|
Stereo speakers with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifier
|OS:||Android 10 with Asus UI|
|Dimensions:||171 x 78 x 9.85mm @ 240 grams|
The phone also utilises Asus’ GameCool 3 cooling system which includes a 3D ‘Vapor Chamber’ and extrudes heat via the specially designed vents in the rear cover. Essentially the phone can handle the heat of your extended gaming sessions while keeping cool.
Asus have also refined their AirTrigger system, with the third generation now including a motion sensor in addition to the programmable ultrasonic touch sensors on the shoulders of the phone.
It all sounds pretty darn good, so if you’re in the market you’ll be able to get your hands on the Asus ROG 3 phone in Australia by the end of August in Black for $1,699.