ASUS is one of those rare manufacturers that is capable of fighting against Chinese top brands in terms of gaming smartphones. Its ROG series smartphones are considered to be among the best rivals of the Black Shark, Nubia Red Magic, etc. That’s why the third-gen model is awaited eagerly. Today, we learned that it will be announced on July 22. The launch event will be held in Taiwan, Milan (Italy) and New York (United States) simultaneously. Moreover, we also were informed that the phone has passed through the Taiwanese NCC certification. This simply means the ASUS ROG Phone 3 is about to be launched in Taiwan. Other markets should follow shortly.
Snapdragon 865+ Under The Hood
This smartphone is going to one of the first models packed with the Snapdragon 865+ mobile platform. The latter has been reported to have a prime core clocked at 3.1GHz, three performance cores clocked at 2.4GHz, and four efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. Compared to the original Snapdragon 865, the only difference is the core frequency of the prime core. Also, this chip should be coupled with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of built-in storage. The Android 10 operating system based on ROG UI will run on the device. In addition, the phone comes with a 5,000mAh battery and supports 30W fast charging.
Moreover, it was leaked in AnTuTu, showing an unprecedented score. It scored 646,310. For reference, the highest AnTuTu score of a Snapdragon 865-powered device belongs to the OPPO Find X2 Pro, which scored 604,123. At the same time, we have seen this handset spotted in GeekBench. In this benchmark, it scored 902 points in the single-core test and 2074 in multi-core.
Apart from this, the ROG Phone 3 uses a 6.59-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, which may support a refresh rate of up to 144Hz. As for photography, it will sport a 13-megapixel front camera. The back of the phone uses a 64-megapixel three-camera layout.