ASUS updates the ROG Phone 3 with “black crush” fix, adds portrait mode support in Armoury Crate

ASUS updates the ROG Phone 3 with “black crush” fix, adds portrait mode support in Armoury Crate

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It’s been slightly over a month since ASUS unveiled the long-anticipated ROG Phone 3, and the company has already pushed a handful of software updates for the device. The Taiwanese OEM is now back again with another bugfix update for the gaming monster with an interesting changelog. The new software, bearing version number 17.0823.2007.58, apparently addresses a “black crush” issue some users are facing with the ROG Phone 3’s display.

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The term “black crush” usually refers to a certain condition where a display panel outputs inconsistent colors and severely pixelated blocks while rendering blacks on the screen. When it comes to the display of the ASUS ROG Phone 3, there are several reports about such anomalies regarding the color output on our own forums, the ASUS ZenTalk Community, and other online platforms.

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Redmi K20 Pro (left) vs ASUS ROG Phone 3 (right); Thanks to ZenTalk user Cpz for the image!

According to a moderator of the ZenTalk Community, the black crush issue, especially when watching videos on Netflix, has its roots in the automatic brightness algorithm. ASUS is now trying to tackle the situation with a new firmware that contains a dedicated fix for the “conflict between Netflix app and System brightness function”. The complete changelog of this update can be found below:

  • Armoury Crate now also supports portrait mode. Added ROG Connect community.
  • Enabled Telia VoLTE/VoWiFi in Norway, Sweden and Finland
  • Fixed the conflict between Netflix app and System brightness function
  • Fixed not able to detect ROG Strix Arion SSD issue from bottom USB port
  • Fixed a large difference between the total power consumption items under the battery page and the actual power display in the status bar.

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The new OTA is being rolled out incrementally to users. In case you haven’t received the update notification yet and you don’t want to wait for it, you can download the full package from the link below and manually flash it on your device.

Download software version 17.0823.2007.58 for the ROG Phone 3