Asus – ROG Phone 3 announced with vastly improved features and new business partnerships

Asus recently unveiled the ROG Phone 3 series during the Game Changer virtual launch event. As the latest generation of the world’s most powerful gaming smartphone series, ROG Phone 3 redefines mobile gaming with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, an ultra-responsive 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED 6.59-inch display, and the GameCool 3 cooling system for peak performance during extended gameplay sessions.

Mobile gaming on ROG Phone 3 is enhanced by a number of expansion accessories, such as Kunai 3 Gamepad and ROG Clip for console-like controls, and TwinView Dock 3 for dual-screen gameplay. To establish an integrated gaming ecosystem and deliver more immersive mobile gaming experiences, ROG also introduced its partnerships with game development platform Unity Technologies and the online cloud gaming platform Google Stadia.

Game developers using the Unity real-time 3D content creation platform will get exclusive access to a plugin with five ROG Phone features, allowing them to easily optimize their games for ROG Phone. Google Stadia on ROG Phone enables gamers to stream the latest games directly to their mobile device without the need for downloading. Stadia supports up to 60 fps gaming in resolutions up to 4K UHD, with HDR and 5.1-channel surround-sound support — a perfect match for the hardware capabilities of the powerful ROG Phone

ROG Phone 3

ROG Phone 3 is the most powerful ROG Phone ever, using the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, which enables staggering multi-gigabit 5G connectivity, Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™, intuitive AI experiences, and desktop-level gaming with ultra-realistic graphics. Featuring the uprated GameCool 3 cooling system, ROG Phone 3 is engineered to deliver nonstop, ultrasmooth performance for ultimate mobile gaming experiences.

A 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED 6.59-inch display provides Delta E color accuracy of less than one to ensure vivid and accurate imagery, and an industry-leading 25-millisecond touch latency allows a near-instant touch response. The 10-bit display also supports HDR10+ high-dynamic range content for ultimate visual realism. For a more comfortable viewing experience, the display has Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) and Flicker Reduced certifications from TÜV Rheinland.

The distinctive ROG Phone 3 design retains the core gamer-centric benefits of its predecessors, including the unique side-mounted charging port, yet this generation takes it to the next level with a transparent part of the back cover for displaying the heat sink. The 6000 mAh battery in ROG Phone 3 has stamina that can be relied on for even the longest battles.

The intuitive AirTrigger 3 system now includes a motion sensor in addition to the programmable ultrasonic touch sensors, giving gamers even more ways to control the action. The latest leveled-up version of the X Mode performance-optimization software delivers increased display refresh rates, enhanced touch sensitivity, and fast network connections—in addition to maximizing CPU and GPU performance—making it easier than ever to unlock the full power of ROG Phone 3.

ROG Phone 3 also features an upgraded audio system that is tuned in collaboration with audio specialist Dirac. A new, dedicated Game Mode further enhances in-game sound effects for immersive gameplay. The powerful dual front-facing speakers positioned at the top and bottom of the phone are now more capable of delivering rich, detailed audio that presents perfect stereo imaging in landscape mode.

The lineup also includes the exciting new ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition, which has the same incredible gamer-centric features as ROG Phone 3. It is powered by the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform with up to a 256 GB UFS 3.1 ROM and up to 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

ROG Phone 3 Modular Accessories

The wide range of all-new modular accessories for ROG Phone 3 includes ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad, ROG Clip, ROG TwinView 3 Dock, and ROG Lighting Armor Case. Kunai 3 Gamepad adds console-like gamepad controls to ROG Phone 3; ROG Clip connects the phone to PlayStation 4, Google Stadia, or Xbox controllers for an enhanced on-the-go gaming experience; TwinView Dock 3 expands the phone’s display area to provide true 144 Hz dual-screen gameplay; and for extra protection and style, the ROG Lighting Armor Case gives ROG Phone 3 a striking appearance and features Aura lighting.