ASUS ROG Phone 3 update improves multi-finger touch response, adds “Navigation blocking” feature for Game Genie

ASUS ROG Phone 3 update improves multi-finger touch response, adds “Navigation blocking” feature for Game Genie

ASUS’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) tag always comes with the vibe of extreme performance, and the recently launched ROG Phone 3 does keep that legacy going. The monster smartphone ticks all the right boxes with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC, 144Hz AMOLED display, 6,000mAh battery, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM as well as 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and much more. The initial software update for the ASUS ROG Phone 3 bumped the Android security patch level (SPL) to July 2020, while the subsequent FOTA addressed a number of bugs. And now, ASUS is rolling out yet another software update for the ROG Phone 3 that brings in several improvements.


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The new build is tagged as 17.0823.2007.47 and it is meant for the global variant of the ROG Phone 3. Avid PUBG Mobile players, who specifically bought this phone for playing the addictive battle royale title, should be happy to know that ASUS has managed to fix the insensitive multi-touch issue with the game in the new firmware. The OEM has also added a new feature named “Navigation blocking” for Game Genie that temporarily disables system gestures to avoid accidental touches while you are inside a game.

The complete changelog of the update is as below:

  • Added “Quick launch camera” option in System Settings->Advanced
  • Added “Navigation blocking” feature for Game Genie which disables system gesture operations to avoid accidental touches in games
  • Improved multi-touch when three or more fingers simultaneously touch the screen in games
  • Fixed a problem with insensitive multi-finger touch response when playing PUBG

As of now, there’s no information from the company regarding the release schedule for the aforementioned FOTA update. ASUS has yet to publish the full firmware package corresponding to this build on its download portal, but it should be up soon as the update starts to hit devices worldwide over the course of the next few weeks.

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