It’s a good week for anyone interested in a new gaming phone. The Lenovo Legion mobile Duel, we have also launched the Asus ROG Phone 3 in the last 24 hours, giving you more options than ever for a high-spec handset that focuses on the game.
Following from the Asus ROG Phone 2 years ago, new and updated models added 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and built-in faster. when the AMOLED display size remained the same at 6.59 inches, the refresh rate has been upgraded to very fine 144 Hz. The screen also runs at a very respectable 1,080 x 2,340 resolution.
The Snapdragon 865 Plus CPU that gives power to the phone is the fastest mobile chip you’ll see on Android phones this year, and it’s paired with a variety of specification configuration options — up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, if you need it. The numbers are more as you would expect from a laptop.
The battery capacity is equal to last year at 6,000 mAh, although it still beats most of the competitors, and can be filled from the side (the bottom of the phone if in landscape mode). So, the charging cable does not interfere with your game. The integrated heat sink and steam cooling system combine to prevent overheating, and 30-W fast charging is supported (but no wireless charging).
As in previous years, Asus has implemented a number of customization software on top of Android to attract gamers, optimize performance and reduce bloat-improvements including an improved screen recorder and in-game statistical tools. It has 64-MP + 13-MP + 5-MP lens in the back, and a 24 MP selfie camera on the front.
The so-called AirTriggers that allows you to use the phone angle as the controller button has been upgraded on the ROG Phone 3. They now support friction as well as emphasis, and there are additional customization options as well. The phone also comes with two front-facing speakers, but no headphone jack.
Also worth noting this year are the many accessories that Asus promises: a snap-on fan for additional cooling (which adds headphone jack as well), a wireless keyboard, an official gamepad, headphones, a portable display, and a dock screen that adds a second screen (which is useful for keeping the touch controls apart from the actual game).
This is certainly a strong competitor in the increasingly busy mobile gaming market, especially in terms of raw specifications. Asus says ROG Phone 3 will arrive in the US in September, but we haven’t had its price yet– its predecessors have a starting price of US $899.99, so it gives you an idea of where the phone can land.