The Asus ROG Phone 3 launches today, July 22. We have yet to hear an exact release date, but as soon as we know we’ll update this article. Likewise, we’re yet to receive details on global availability, though we do know that the gaming phone will retail in Europe starting at €999.

  • Asus ROG Phone 3: 12GB RAM, 512GB Storage — €999
  • Asus ROG Phone 3: 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage — €1,099
  • Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition: 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage — €799

A faster 144Hz and overall better OLED display, Qualcomm’s new speed-binned Snapdragon 865+ chipset, improved audio, cooling, cameras and a myriad of other tweaks are thoughtfully stuffed inside the ever so slightly re-designed body of the ROG 3, allowing backward compatibility with the ROG II accessories. Asus has clearly been in the process of fine tuning on the ROG formula and has done so by tackling head-on much harder challenges this time around.

Luckily, this particular kind of struggle fits perfectly into the company’s core business philosophy of building hardware and software specifically for gamers and not simply as an afterthought, with a great level of dedication and attention to detail.


Asus ROG Phone 3 specs

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G
LAUNCHAnnounced2020, July 22
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2020, August
BODYDimensions171 x 78 x 9.9 mm (6.73 x 3.07 x 0.39 in)
Weight240 g (8.47 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
RGB light panel (on the back)
Pressure sensitive zones (Gaming triggers)
DISPLAYTypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1B colors
Size6.59 inches, 106.6 cm2 (~79.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6
HDR10+
144Hz refresh rate
650 nits max. brightness (advertised)
PLATFORMOSAndroid 10, ROG UI
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+)
CPUOcta-core (1×3.1 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
UFS 3.1
MAIN CAMERATriple64 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
Video8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERASingle24 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 0.9µm
FeaturesPanorama, HDR
Video
SOUNDLoudspeakerYes, with DTS:X stereo speakers (2 dedicated amplifiers)
3.5mm jackNo
24-bit/192kHz audio
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 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
RadioUnspecified
USBTwo (side 3.1, bottom 2.0) Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
ChargingFast charging 30W
Quick Charge 4.0, 3.0
Reverse charging 10W
MISCColorsBlack
ModelsASUS_I003D
PriceAbout 1000 EUR
TESTSPerformanceAnTuTu: 621932 (v8)
GeekBench: 13306 (v4.4), 3386 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 48fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
DisplayContrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
CameraPhoto / Video
Loudspeaker-23.1 LUFS (Very good)
Battery lifeEndurance rating 120h

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