ASUS has finally launched the successor to its ROG Phone 2 gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 3, and the more affordable variant, the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition.
The ASUS ROG Phone 3 sports an upgraded 6.59-inch AMOLED display, now capable of running at 144Hz, with 10-bit color, DCI-P3, and HDR10+ support. It features the latest flagship from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 865+ chipset, paired with up to 16GB of RAM, and 512GB UFS 3.1.
The cameras have also been improved, now sporting a triple rear camera system with the 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor as its primary camera, alongside a 13MP ultra-wide and 5MP macro shooter. Sitting up front is a 24MP selfie camera.
The more affordable Strix Edition, on the other hand, features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB UFS 3.1.
The ASUS ROG Phone 3 and ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition are priced in Europe as follows:
- ASUS ROG Phone 3 (16GB + 512GB) – EUR 1,099
- ASUS ROG Phone 3 (12GB + 512GB) – EUR 999
- ASUS ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition (8GB + 256GB) – EUR 799
Units come with an exclusive 3-month free trial of Stadia Pro in supported countries.
ASUS ROG Phone 3 specs:
6.59-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) 144Hz AMOLED display, HDR 10+, 270Hz touch sampling
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G 3.1GHz octa-core CPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G 2.84GHz octa-core CPU (Strix Edition)
Adreno 650 GPU
Up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
8GB LPDDR5 RAM (Strix Edition)
Up to 512GB UFS 3.1
256GB UFS 3.1 (Strix Edition)
• 64MP Sony IMX686 (main)
• 13MP (ultrawide)
• 5MP (macro)
24MP front camera
5G, 4G LTE
Dual-Band WiFi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Bluetooth 5.1 (BR/EDR+LE), aptX Adaptive
GPS (L1/L5), A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, QZSS, NavIC
USB-C (side-mounted): USB 3.1 Gen 2 / DisplayPort 1.4 (4K UHD) / fast charging (PD3.0, 30W)
USB-C (bottom): USB 2.0 / fast charging (PD 3.0) (30-watt) / direct charging
Dual-front speakers w/ Dirac HD, dual NXP TFA9874 smart amp
AirTrigger 3 system
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
GameCool 3 cooling system
AeroActive Cooler 3 external fan
New ROG UI (Android 10)
6,000mAh battery w/ 30W HyperCharge
171 x 78 x 9.85 mm