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ASUS ROG PHONE 3 LAUNCHED WITH SNAPDRAGON 865+

Asus has launched its 2020 flagship gaming smartphone ROG Phone 3. It is a successor of ROG phone 2 which was launched in 2019, ROG phone 3 has almost the same dimensions of last year’s ROG Phone 2, yet it comes with various hardware-level upgrades. The Asus ROG Phone 3 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC and includes a GameCool 3 heat dissipating system with a redesigned copper 3D vapour chamber and a larger graphite film over what’s available on the existing model. The gaming phone also features AirTrigger 3 ultrasonic buttons and includes dual, front-firing speakers. The ROG Phone 3 also comes with a clip-on AeroActive Cooler 3 accessory that has a kickstand and built-in fan to reduce the surface temperature by up to 4-degree Celsius.

Asus ROG Phone 3 specifications, features

The Lenovo Legion Duel gaming phone ships with a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate. It offers dual speakers and 240Hz touch sampling. The side-mounted 20-megapixel selfie camera is said to offer users an uninterrupted display experience. It has been added for recording commentary during gaming sessions. The smartphone also comes with a built-in fingerprint reader, pressure-sensitive side triggers, and 4 mics for optimal sound recording.

Lenovo has announced that it’s already optimized the 144Hz display and shoulder triggers for 130+ games. The gaming device also comes with an advanced cooling system with two heat pipes as well as Lenovo’s U-Engine dual X-axis vibration motor. The company is promising over 100 types of long vibration patterns and 13 kinds of low-response ones.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 865+, paired with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. At the back, the device features a 64-megapixel primary camera and a 16-megapixel ultrawide snapper. There is a total of 5,000mAh battery with support for 90W fast charging. The company claims that the charger can fully charge this device in just 30 minutes. The phone supports Wi-Fi 6, 5G, and two USB-C ports.

ModelROG PHONE 3
ModemGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G bandsHSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 – A version  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – B version
4G bands1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48, 66, 71 – A version 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 – B version
5G bands1, 2, 3, 5, 28, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA – A version 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA – B version
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps, 5G 4.4 Gbps DL
Sale startsfrom 5 August 2020
Weight240 g (8.47 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
RGB Lights and L1 R2 buttonsRGB light panel (on the back)
Pressure sensitive zones (Gaming triggers)
TypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1B colors
Display Size6.59 inches, 106.6 cm2 (~79.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density)
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6
Display FeaturesHDR10+
144Hz refresh rate
650 nits max. brightness & 24ms touch response delay
OSAndroid 10, ROG UI
ProcessorQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (based on 7 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1×3.1 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650
Card slotNo
Internal128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
StorageUFS 3.1
Triple Rear Camera64 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)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Rear Video recording8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS
Single front camera24 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 0.9µm
FeaturesPanorama, HDR
Video recording1080p@30fps
LoudspeakerYes, with DTS:X stereo speakers (2 dedicated amplifiers)
3.5mm jackNo
Wifi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, GNSS
NFCYes
RadioNo
USBTwo (side 3.1, bottom 2.0) Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
ChargingFast charging 30W
Power Delivery 3.0
Quick Charge 4.0, 3.0
Reverse charging 10W
ColorsBlack
ModelsASUS_I003D, ZS661KS
SAR0.74 W/kg (head)     1.50 W/kg (body)
Price$ 799.99

Asus ROG Phone 3 price and offers

The Asus ROG Phone 3 price in India has been set at $799 or Rs. 49,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option of the phone carries a price tag of Rs. 57,999. The retail package of both models comes bundled with an Aero Case, though the top-end variant also includes the Aero Active Cooler 3 accessory. The retail box of the ROG Phone 3 also includes a 30-Watt ROG Hypercharge Charger and a 3.5mm USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter. Moreover, the Asus smartphone will go on sale in the country through Flipkart starting August 6 at 12am IST.

Alongside the ROG Phone 3, Asus has brought a ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad at Rs. 9,999, TwinView Dock 3 at Rs. 19,999, Mobile Desktop Dock 2 at Rs. 12,999, a Glass Screen Protector at Rs. 699, a Neon Aero Case at Rs. 1,999, and a Lightning Armor Case at Rs. 2,999. The company has also launched a ROG Clip that lets you connect the phone to a PlayStation 4, Xbox, or Stadia controller at a price tag of Rs. 1,999. The ROG Cetra Headset was launched at Rs. 7,699, the ROG Cetra Core at Rs. 3,999, and the AeroActive Cooler 3 at Rs. 2,999.