ASUS ROG Phone 3’s first update brings Google Lens shortcut in the camera app, outdoor mode, and a 3-finger screenshot gesture
ASUS released its most-awaited gaming smartphone, ROG Phone 3, earlier this month. Succeeding the ROG Phone 2 of last year, the latest gaming-focused smartphone from ASUS packs some of the most powerful hardware on a smartphone, including a large AMOLED display with an insanely high 144Hz refresh rate and top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865+ chipset. Although the ROG Phone 3 (review) has yet to go on sale, ASUS is already rolling out a new software update to improve the software experience further.
The new update, version 17.0823.2007.25, weighs 210.61MB in size, adds some new features, and also addresses bugs reported by early testers and reviewers. One of the highlights of the update is the new Outdoor mode, which enhances the audio volume to make it easier to listen to the media when you’re outdoors. The update also adds a three-finger screenshot feature, Google Lens shortcut in the camera app, and new AirTriggers functionality to trigger macros during gameplay. Further, the update fixes the AirTrigger multitouch bug as well as the Bluetooth connection issue on some cars from Lexus and Volvo.
The full update changelog is as follows:
- Added Outdoor mode in Sound settings
- Security patch level updated to July 1, 2020
- Supported three-finger screenshot function
- Added AirTriggers feature to trigger macros during gameplay
- Fixed Bluetooth connection to the car (Lexus/Volvo), adjusting the volume on the phone during a call is invalid
- Fixed touch not working issue when the AirTrigger is set to multitouch
- FIxed Home occasionally black screen issue when entering the system and select the classic theme
The ASUS ROG 3 is set to go on sale across Europe by the end of July 2020, and will be available for purchase in India starting August 6 via Flipkart. As a refresher, the ROG Phone 3 comes with a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 865+ SoC, up to 16GB LPDDR6 RAM, up to 512GB UFS 3.1 flash storage, 64MP Sony IMX686 camera, and a 6,000 mAh battery with 30W fast charging support.