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ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches ROG Phone 3
Third-gen gaming smartphone series delivers absolute power with up to the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus, 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED display, and a massive 6000 mAh battery
Fremont, California (October 5, 2020) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today launched the new ROG Phone 3, using the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with advanced 5G mobile communications and Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 capabilities. It has a 144 Hz/1 ms display and includes a unique side-mounted charging port, with a monster 6000 mAh battery. The intuitive AirTrigger 3 system now includes a motion sensor in addition to the programmable ultrasonic touch sensors, giving gamers even more ways to control the action. The X Mode performance-optimization software now supports adjustment of multiple system parameters, making it easier than ever to unlock the full power of ROG Phone 3. ROG Phone 3 is engineered to deliver non-stop, ultra-smooth performance for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.
ROG Phone 3 uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, which enables staggering multi-gigabit 5G connectivity and advanced WiFi 6 performance, desktop-level gaming with ultra-realistic graphics, professional-quality high-resolution photography, and intuitive AI experiences. It also features Snapdragon Elite Gaming, which delivers ultrasmooth HDR gaming experiences with sustained performance for longer periods of time.
With up to 16 GB of the latest LPDDR5 RAM and up to an ultrafast 512 GB UFS 3.1 ROM, gamers can enjoy a super-smooth gaming experience with absolutely no limitations or compromises. The enhanced X Mode performance-optimization software now allows customization of different system parameters to suit any gaming or using scenario.
The upgraded GameCool 3 cooling system has a redesigned 3D vapor chamber, a large graphite film behind the screen to maximize heat transfer, and an enlarged heat sink that's precisely located to eliminate hotspots. The 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. For extra cooling during marathon gaming sessions, the new AeroActive Cooler 3 clip-on external fan accessory has been completely redesigned to deliver increased airflow for greater and longer performance.
New ROG HyperFusion technology combined with multi-antenna WiFi and 5G allows simultaneous connections to WiFi and the mobile network, with intelligent redirection to whichever has the best signal. This allows mobile gamers to enjoy the strongest possible signal at all times for uninterrupted connections.
ROG Phone 3 is equipped with a stunning 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED 10-bit display. It's combined with an industry-leading 270 Hz touch-sampling rate that dramatically decreases touch latency to an unprecedented 25 ms. To ensure that visuals on ROG Phone 3 look just like the developer intended, each display is carefully color-calibrated to ensure a Delta-E color accuracy of less than one — making it one of the most color-accurate displays available on a smartphone. There's also HDR10+ high-dynamic range support for enhanced visual realism. To minimize eye strain while delivering impeccable visuals, ROG Phone 3 passes TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) and Flicker Reduced certifications.
The monster 6000 mAh battery in ROG Phone 3 has stamina that can be relied on for even the longest battles. There are multiple passive power-saving mechanisms, including an exclusive hibernate function that can proactively limit background data and power usage in selected apps. These mechanisms significantly prolong the time between charges and also increase battery lifespan.
Built for gamers, by gamers
Upgraded AirTrigger 3 technology provides extra-precise ultrasonic touch controls along the edges of the phone. The gesture capabilities of the AirTrigger 3 side sensors have been further enhanced, including a newly added swipe gesture and dual-partition button emulation, giving gamers a console-level gaming experience. There's also a brand-new motion sensor that adds another gesture to the armory, allowing gamers to control the action by shaking the device: it's a whole new way to interact with the device.
The 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 for a better viewing and gaming experience.
ROG Phone 3 also receives a significant upgrade to its audio performance, tuned in collaboration with audio specialist Dirac. The DXOMARK Audio review gives ROG Phone 3 a high score of 75 for its audio performance, the reviewer stating that "ROG Phone 3 seriously upped its audio game, achieving true flagship level." DXOMARK Audio also noted that "Despite noticeable bass resonances, audio played back through its speakers demonstrates good overall tonal balance, good dynamics, and good intelligibility even at minimum volumes."
There's now a dedicated Game Mode to further enhance in-game sound effects for immersive gameplay. The powerful dual front-facing speakers positioned at the top and bottom of the phone are now more capable of delivering richer and detailed sound, giving perfect stereo imaging in landscape mode. ROG Phone 3 also supports Qualcomm aptX™ Adaptive for low-latency high-quality audio over Bluetooth® connections.
ROG Phone 3 introduces ROG Connect, a new online social community — built into the Armoury Crate app — that allows ROG Phone 3 owners to join and play with friends or squads, or even wow the crowd with their uploaded genius gameplay footage and screenshots. ROG Phone 3 gives gamers the very best sharing and community experience.
The unrivaled range of modular accessories for ROG Phone 3 includes the new modular ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad which adds physical console-like gamepad controls to ROG Phone 3; the new ROG Lighting Armor Case for a stunning appearance; and ROG Clip to attach the phone to selected console controllers for the ultimate mobile gaming experience. ROG Phone 3 can also be expanded to provide true 144 Hz dual-screen gameplay with the new TwinView Dock 3, and the Mobile Desktop Dock allows gamers to connect a desktop keyboard and mouse for a desktop-like gaming experience on an external TV or monitor.
ROG Phone 3 is also proudly partnering with Stadia and Unity to establish a truly integrated gaming ecosystem. The partnership aims to build a more complete mobile gaming experience for today’s gamers by providing their favorite gaming content on the go.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS ROG Phone 3 is now available at MSRP $999.99 and $1,099.99. Accessories prices are also included for reference. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.
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ASUS ROG Phone 3
|Processor||3.1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with 7 nm, 64-bit Octa-Core Processor|
|GPU||Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650|
|UI||Android™ 10 with new ROG UI|
|Display||6.59” 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080) 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display|
650 nits outdoor readable brightness
1,000 nits peak brightness
Delta-E < 1
DCI-P3 support and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio AMOLED display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6
Supports Always On
Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)
|Dimensions||171 x 78 x 9.85 mm|
|Battery||6000 mAh typical capacity|
|Memory||Up to 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM|
|Storage||Up to 512 GB UFS 3.1 ROM|
|Sensors||In-display fingerprint sensor, Face recognition, Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 3 and grip press|
|Wireless Technology||Integrated dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2x2 MIMO)|
Bluetooth® 5.1 (BR/EDR+LE), supports Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive
|GPS||GNSS support GPS(L1/L5), Glonass(L1), Galileo(E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1/B2a), QZSS(L1/L5) and NavIC(L5)|
|SIM Cards||Compatible with GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile and MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) who utilize AT&T and T Mobile networks. This device is not compatible with CDMA Networks such as: Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular|
|Bands* A version||5G: Bands N1, N2, N3, N5, N28, N41, N66, N71, N77, N78, N79 and/or 4G : FDD-LTE: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71; TD-LTE: Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48 and/or 3G : Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19 and/or 2G : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz and/or *5G speeds vary and require optimal 5G network connection. Check with your carrier for availability and details. Download and streaming speeds may vary based on content provider, server connection and other factors|
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
|Front Camera||24 MP|
|Rear Camera||64 MP (Main camera Sony® IMX686) + 13 MP (125° ultrawide-angle lens) + 5 MP (Macro)|
|Speaker||Dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD Sound|
Stereo speakers with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifier