ASUS will announce the ROG Phone 3 on July 22nd at the “ROG Game Changer” event

ASUS will announce the ROG Phone 3 on July 22nd at the “ROG Game Changer” event

The ASUS ROG Phone was one of the original “gaming phones” and the company has continued to improve the series. The ROG Phone II was launched about a year ago and we’ve been tracking its successor as of late. Now, thanks to a countdown posted on ASUS’ website, we know the ROG Phone 3 will be announced on July 22nd.

According to a listing last month by Chinese regulatory agency TENAA, we already have a very good idea of what the ROG Phone 3 will bring to the table. We’ve also recently seen the device leaked in a real-life photo, and ASUS has already begun teasing an announcement for the device’s upcoming launch.

Just like with previous ROG Phones, the ROG Phone 3 boasts some very impressive specifications. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC (which could see an overclocked “Prime” CPU core) will be included along with 8, 12, or up to 16GB of RAM and 128, 256, or up to 512GB of storage. The display is a hefty 6.59-inches at FHD+ resolution and while the refresh rate is currently unknown, we expect to see 120Hz high refresh rate support at a minimum. In terms of cameras, we’re looking at a 64MP main camera, a 13MP secondary camera, and possibly a tertiary telephoto camera.

We’ve filled in all the known specifications we collected from the TENAA listing in the chart below. As you can see, this will likely be the most powerful Android smartphone on the market when it launches. ASUS has maintained a similar design with previous models, but the internals keep getting better. Stay tuned for the unveiling on July 22 at 11 AM ET.

SpecificationASUS ROG Phone 3 (ASUS I003DD)
Dimensions & Weight171 x 78 x 9.85 mm240g
ColorsBright Black
CPU & GPUQualcomm Snapdragon 865

  • 1x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex A77-based) Prime core @ 3.091GHz
  • 3x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex A77-based) Performance cores @ 2.4GHz (presumed)
  • 4x Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz (presumed)

Adreno 650 GPU

RAM8GB, 12GB, 16GB (LPDDR5 presumed)
Storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB (UFS 3.X presumed)Non-expandable storage
Cameras
  • Rear
    • 64MP + 13MP + ?MP telephoto camera (up to 8X zoom?)
  • Front camera
    • ?MP
Display6.59″, FHD+ resolution (2340×1080), AMOLED, no notch or hole-punch cutout
Battery & Charging5800mAh (rated), 6000mAh (typ)30W fast charging
Connectivity
  • GSM: 900MHz,1800MHz
  • CDMA: 800MHz,1900MHz
  • TDSCDMA: 2GHz
  • WCDMA: I,Band 8
  • TDLTE: Band 38,Band 39,Band 40,Band 41(2555-2575 MHZ,2575-2635 MHZ,2635-2655 MHZ)
  • LTEFDD: Band 1,Band 3,Band 5,Band 8
  • NSA: Band 41,Band 78,Band 79
  • SA: Band 41,Band 78,Band 79
PortsUSB Type-C, no 3.5mm headphone jack
SoftwareAndroid 10 with ROG UI
SecurityUnder-display fingerprint scanner

Source: ASUS

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