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ASUS ROG Phone 3, ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition is now official

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ASUS recently unveiled its latest gaming smartphones, the ASUS ROG Phone 3 series, in a global online event. The handsets comes complete with powerful specs and a gaming aesthetic much adorned by ROG fans.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 and ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition

ASUS announced two variants — the vanilla ROG Phone 3 and the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition.

The two smartphones come with 6.59-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate for smoother gameplay, and 1ms response time and a 270Hz touch-sampling rate which reduces touch latency to a few milliseconds.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 specs announced

They also share the same camera systems. At the back is a triple rear setup with a 64MP Sony IMX686 main sensor alongside a 13MP ultra-wide and a 5MP macro. It also has a 24MP selfie snapper in front.

Battery capacity is set at 6,000mAh, which ASUS says can run and play games like Call of Duty: Mobile and PUBG Mobile for 9 straight hours.

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Also on on the ROG Phone 3 series are the AirTriggers which now on version 3. These are sensors on the side which act as virtual buttons for games.

The main differences between the ROG Phone 3 and the Strix Edition are the processor and memory.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 specs announced

The vanilla ROG Phone 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ with a clock speed of 3.1GHz (on a phone!). The chip is 10% faster than the Snapdragon 865 with an AnTuTu score of over 655,000.

It also has more memory with 12GB or 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, and more storage with 512GB UFS 3.1.

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The Strix Edition, on the other hand, comes with a lighter(?) spec sheet. It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with 2.84GHz clock speed, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.

As expected, the Strix Edition will cost less. Check out the price list below:

  • ASUS ROG Phone 3 (16GB + 512GB) – EUR 1,099 (around PHP 62,900)
  • ASUS ROG Phone 3 (12GB + 512GB) – EUR 999 (around PHP 57,200)
  • ASUS ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition (8GB + 256GB) – EUR 799 (around PHP 45,700)
ASUS ROG Phone 3 specs announced

At this point, ASUS PH has not yet announced local pricing and availability. Fingers crossed that its sooner, rather than later.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 specs

  • Display: 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display, 2340 X 1080, 144Hz Refresh Rate, 1ms, 650 Nits Brightness, HDR 10+, DCI-P3, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Processor: 3.1GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: Up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: Up to 512GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • Rear Cameras: 64MP Main + 13MP Ultra-wide + 5MP Macro, Triple Rear Cameras
  • Front Camera: 24MP Selfie Camera
  • Network: 5G, 4G LTE
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
  • Others: In-display Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type-C, DisplayPort 1.4, Front Dual Speakers, AirTrigger 3, GameCool 3, RGB Lighting
  • OS: ROG UI, Android 10
  • Battery: 6,000mAh Battery, 30W Fast Charging

ASUS ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition specs

  • Display: 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display, 2340 X 1080, 144Hz Refresh Rate, 1ms, 650 Nits Brightness, HDR 10+, DCI-P3, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Processor: 2.84GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: Up to 8GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: Up to 256GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • Rear Cameras: 64MP Main + 13MP Ultra-wide + 5MP Macro, Triple Rear Cameras
  • Front Camera: 24MP Selfie Camera
  • Network: 5G, 4G LTE
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
  • Others: In-display Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type-C, DisplayPort 1.4, Front Dual Speakers, AirTrigger 3, GameCool 3, RGB Lighting
  • OS: ROG UI, Android 10
  • Battery: 6,000mAh Battery, 30W Fast Charging

Bryan is a tech and gadget enthusiast who spends his day blogging, writing fiction, and watching NBA clips on YouTube.

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