ROG Phone 3: Specs and Features
ROG Phone 3 carries ahead the identical design philosophy as its predecessor. You nonetheless discover tiny bezels, each on the high and backside on the entrance, however they’re deemed important for a satisfying gaming expertise. The bezels assist keep away from unintentional touches, which is nice, however the largest profit is that there’s room for twin front-firing audio system. It’s one in every of my favourite options right here.
The again panel design stays nearly the identical as nicely. The iridescent strains, angular digicam module, and the warmth vent helps full the gaming telephone look. It sports activities a triple digicam array, an RGB-lit ROG brand, and Gorilla Glass 3 safety on the rear. The fingerprint sensor sits underneath the show and the telephone nonetheless weighs rather a lot – 240 grams, to be actual.
On the entrance, Asus ROG Phone 3 encompasses a giant 6.59-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED show with a 144HZ/1ms refresh fee and a 270Hz contact response fee. This is step up from the 120Hz refresh fee/240Hz contact response fee of the ROG Phone 2. The panel boasts a 19.5:9 facet ratio, 113% DCI-P3 vast shade gamut, Delta-E < 1, 10-bit HDR10+ certification, and as much as 1000 nits of peak brightness.
Under the hood, Asus ROG Phone 3 is powered by the Snapdragon 865+ chipset that was just lately introduced by Qualcomm. This is without doubt one of the first telephones to be backed by this barely overclocked flagship chipset. You may even discover as much as 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage onboard.
We can’t go with out speaking in regards to the thermals of this gaming telephone. ROG Phone 3 arrives with the Third-gen GameCool system in tow. It sports activities a 6x bigger heatsink, redesigned Copper 3D vapor chamber, and a bigger graphite movie, as per the official press launch. Asus states that its thermal system will assist maintain the temperature in examine, providing a steady gaming expertise.
The Taiwanese big builds on present ultrasonic shoulder buttons with new movement monitoring gestures. ROG Phone 2 added faucet and slide gestures along with the standard performance of the Air Triggers. You can, nonetheless, do much more with the ROG Phone 3 because it now additionally helps “swiping” and “dual partition” capabilities.
The swiping perform, because the identify states, permits you to swipe proper or left on every Air Trigger to carry out 2 further actions. This means you now have 5 contact inputs by way of the Air Triggers. If that’s not your cup of tea, you’ll be able to divide the size of the Air Trigger into two (just about) and get 4 buttons on the high whereas taking part in in panorama mode. The former is definitely going to turn out to be useful for rapidly popping a bandage or medkit in a PUBG struggle.
Also, Asus continues to supply further ports on the sting of the ROG Phone 3. It features a side-mounted USB Type-C port, as common, to attach equipment and the charging cable whenever you use the telephone in panorama mode.
The already likable dual-camera setup aboard the ROG Phone 2 will get an improve in step with the instances. You now have a triple digicam array aboard the ROG Phone 3, which is helmed by a 64MP (f/1.8) Sony IMX686 sensor. There’s a 13MP (f/2.5) ultra-wide digicam with a 125-degree FOV and a 5MP macro digicam onboard as nicely. It helps as much as 8K video, 4K slow-mo video recording, and a Pro mode.
We anticipate the cameras aboard the ROG Phone 3 to be fairly first rate though it’s a extra gaming-focused telephone. Let’s not overlook the 24MP selfie digicam baked within the high notch.
Another key spotlight for the ROG Phone 3, nicely, is the large 6,000mAh battery. It was the principle attraction for its predecessor and was liked by customers, thus, it’s right here to remain. The telephone additionally helps as much as 30W fast-charging, which Asus boasts can juice up 75 % (round 4,510mAh) battery in simply 46 minutes.
This sounds nice for hardcore players, who can plug of their telephones and rapidly have some cost to proceed working towards. The one factor that video games need – a 3.5mm audio jack is, nonetheless, lacking in motion. Asus is bundling the AeroActive Cooler 3 with ROG Phone 3 to not solely carry again the 3.5mm jack but in addition additional decrease the temperature by 4-degree Celcius.
Price and Availability
ROG Phone 3 will likely be accessible in two configurations – 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB. Asus has priced the ROG Phone 3 beginning at Rs. 49,999 (~$670) for the bottom variant whereas the higher-end 12GB+256GB variant will see you shell out Rs. 57,999 (~$777) in India.
This smartphone will likely be that can be purchased in a single black shade variant and go on sale ranging from sixth August, completely on Flipkart.