ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion gaming phones will both launch next month
The category of gaming smartphones has matured thanks to the attention given by companies such as Razer, ASUS, Nubia. While most smartphone brands bill gaming as an added benefit on their flagship devices, some others such as ASUS have SKUs devoted to gaming, and the ROG Phone and the ROG Phone 2 are two examples of the company’s commitment to the category while the third is coming next month. ASUS just announced that the much anticipated ASUS ROG Phone 3 is set to release in July as Lenovo is also gearing up to launch its gaming-centric smartphone under the Legion branding.
ASUS took to Weibo and announced that the ROG Phone 3 with hardware finely tuned to meet the needs of gamers is on its way to launch soon. Just like the ROG Phone 2, its successor will also release in China in partnership with gaming giant Tencent. While ASUS did not disclose any other detail officially, we already know about its specifications to some extent, courtesy of its listing on Chinese regulator TENAA. As per the certification, the ROG Phone 3 should be powered by an overclocked Snapdragon 865, and a mind-boggling 16GB of RAM.
Earlier this month, Lenovo had also officially confirmed a new gaming smartphone under its Legion branding will launch in July. The Legion gaming smartphone is slated to come with 90W superfast charging dual USB-C ports to charge the 5,000mAh battery more efficiently, a side-mounted pop-up selfie camera – probably for streamers, and a 144Hz display.
Both of these devices will be powered by some quirky aesthetics to entice gaming enthusiasts. While the ASUS ROG Phone 3 is most likely to get an ROG logo with RGB lighting, the Lenovo Legion smartphone is also expected to feature lighter on the back. More details about the two phones are expected to pour in as we close in on the launch dates and we’ll update the article as soon as we learn more.