Asus ROG Phone 3: Everything we know about the next-gen gaming smartphone
By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 24, 2020 8:54:32 pm
The poster also states that the company has partnered with Tencent to manufacture the new smartphone. (Image: Weibo)
Republic of Gamers (ROG) is a brand that most gamers trust and abide by in the PC and laptop gaming world. Asus saw that value and introduced the ROG Phone back in 2018, followed by the ROG Phone 2 in 2019. The company is now set to introduce the ROG Phone 3 globally this year. The company has put up a launch poster on Weibo, stating that the ROG Phone 3 will be launched in China in July.
The poster also states that the company has partnered with Tencent to manufacture the new smartphone. Today we will be looking at everything we know about the upcoming Asus ROG Phone 3.
ROG Phone 3: Launch date
In the teaser poster, posted by Asus on Weibo, we can see the name of the phone and that it will be launched in July in partnership with Tencent in China. The poster does not mention an exact date for the launch.
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The company has not revealed when will the device launch in international markets like India. However, seeing its track record, we can say that it will be launched within two to three months of the China launch. But, considering the COVID-19 situation, there might be some delays in the launch of the device.
ROG Phone 3: Expected price
To recall, Asus ROG Phone 2 Tencent Edition was priced around Yuan 3,500 (approximately Rs 37,500). Whereas, the base regular variant was priced at Yuan 6,000 (approximately Rs 64,200). The company rebranded the Tencent Edition as the normal edition for India and launched it here at a starting price of Rs 37,999.
We expect the company to keep the prices similar to what they were with the ROG Phone 2.
ROG Phone 3: Expected specifications
Not much is known about the upcoming ROG Phone 3. However, the company has confirmed that the ROG Phone 3 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor paired with the Adreno 640 GPU.
To recall, the ROG Phone 3 recently appeared on TENAA, revealing key specifications. According to the listing, the ROG Phone 3 will sport a 6.9-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is expected to feature a 144Hz refresh rate, however, that has not been confirmed.
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It is being said that the device will come with 8GB, 12GB and 16GB of RAM along with 128GB, 256GB and 512GB internal storage. It will run Google’s latest Android 10 operating system with the company’s own ROG UI on top. All of this will be backed by a 6,000mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging.
The device will feature a triple camera setup on the back, consisting of a 64MP primary sensor. On the front, it will reportedly feature a 14MP sensor for taking selfies.
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Some reports also state, the ROG Phone 3, just like its predecessors will feature a secondary USB Type-C port on the left-hand side to attach accessories.
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