ASUS ROG Phone 3 launches in PH, 144hz display and Snapdragon 865 starting at PhP 39,995 | News and Reviews

ASUS has officially launched in the Philippines their most powerful gaming smartphone yet: the ASUS ROG Phone 3. Packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, up to 16GB of RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage, the device will come in three variants to fit the budget of every gamer.

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 improves quite a bit from its predecessor. At the front is a 6.59-inch AMOLED display at 2340 x 1080 with a 144hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. The screen supports HDR10+ and can produce brightness of up to 1000nits at its peak. A Gorilla Glass 6 is applied on top to protect it to any kind of scratches or marks while playing.

Two stereo speakers powered by GameFX from Dirac are located at the top and bottom of the display to immerse you while playing. The third iteration of the ROG Phone’s AirTriggers do make their comeback on the ROG Phone 3 to allow players to bind controls in to have a more tactile gaming experience.

The vanilla ASUS ROG Phone 3 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ that can run up to 3.1GHz while its Strix Edition has Snapdragon 865 clocking in at 2.84GHz. ASUS is implementing their 3rd generation GameCool system that uses a larger heatsink and a redesigned 3D vapor chamber to keep either chips cool.

Storage has been upgraded to UFS 3.1. Wireless connectivity keeps up with the trend with the devices now having Dual-band 802.11ax, 5G capabilities, and Bluetooth 5.1.

As for its cameras, both the vanilla version and Strix Edition will come with a 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera at the back. At the back, meanwhile, is a Sony IMX686-powered 64MP f/1.8 main shooter, a 13MP f/2.4 ultrawide, and a 5MP f/2.0 macro lens.

These devices run on Android 10 with ROG UI and gets their power from a 6,000mAh battery. Two USB ports at the bottom and on the side can be used for its 30W Fast Charging. To keep the battery from getting flat from use, custom charging limits can now be used to charge the smartphone slowly while simultaneously keeping its temperature down.

Model ASUS ROG Phone 3 ASUS ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, 3.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 2.84GHz
Screen 6.59-inch AMOLED, 2340 x 1080, 144Hz, HDR10+, 270Hz Sampling, 650nits HBM, 1000nits Peak, 113% DCI-P3, Gorilla Glass 6, 10-point Multi-Touch
RAM 12GB, 16GB 8GB, 12GB
OS Android 10 with ROG UI
Rear Camera 64MP f/1.8 Sony IMX686 Main, 13MP f/2.4 Ultrawide, 5MP f/2.0 Macro
Front Camera 24MP f/2.0
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, UFS 3.1 128GB, 256GB, UFS 3.1
Network Dual-SIM, 5G
Connectivity Dual-band WiFi 802.11ax, 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, USB Type-C
Battery 6,000mAh, 30W Fast Charging, QuickCharge 4.0, USB PD 3.0
Others Quad Microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction, Dual Front-Facing Speakers

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 will be available starting August 22, 2020. Early adopters will get an ROG Special Hoodie and an ROG Phone Bag from participating ASUS and ROG accredited stores until supplies last. Three variants will be sold in the Philippines:

Model Specifications Price Bundled Items
ROG Phone 3 Classic Edition Snapdragon 865+/16GB RAM/512GB UFS 3.1 PhP 54,995 Aero Case/AeroActive Cooler 3/ Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack dongle
ROG Phone 3 Classic Edition Snapdragon 865+/12GB RAM/512GB UFS 3.1 PhP 49,995 Aero Case/ AeroActive Cooler 3/ Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack dongle
ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition Snapdragon 865/8GB RAM/256GB UFS 3.1 PhP 39,995 Aero Case/ AeroActive Cooler 3/ Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack dongle

ASUS will also be introducing new accessories to complete the gaming experience of the ASUS ROG Phone 3. The ROG Phone 2 Champion’s Super Pack, which contains all the accessories for the ROG Phone 2 that are compatible with the ROG Phone 3 as well, will get its price slashed from PhP 59,965 to just PhP 29,995. Here are the prices of the individual accessories in the Super Pack as well as their compatibility with the ROG Phone 3:

Accessory Price
Lighting Armor Case PhP 2,495.00
ROG Kunai Gamepad PhP 6,995.00
Twinview Dock II PhP 14,995.00
Mobile Desktop Dock Revised PhP 10,995.00
ROG Phone Bag PhP 2,495.00
ASUS WiGig Display Dock PhP 13,995.00
ROG Suitcase PhP 7,995.00
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