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Gaming smartphone Asus ROG Phone 3 now available on Flipkart in 12/256 GB version

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Published : Aug 21, 2020, 8:18 pm IST
Updated : Aug 21, 2020, 8:18 pm IST

The high-performance gaming smartphone from ASUS got more power packed with Snapdragon 865 Plus and a whopping 144 Hz refresh rate.

The ASUS ROG Phone 3's 12GB RAM, 256GB storage version went on sale today on the ecommerce platform for Rs 57,999. The 8GB RAM, 128GB model which went on sale on August 6 has sold out. (Photo |  asus.com)
 The ASUS ROG Phone 3's 12GB RAM, 256GB storage version went on sale today on the ecommerce platform for Rs 57,999. The 8GB RAM, 128GB model which went on sale on August 6 has sold out. (Photo | asus.com)

ASUS’s ROG Phone 3, which the company calls the most powerful ROG Phone ever is now available on Flipkart.

The 12GB RAM, 256GB storage version went on sale today on the ecommerce platform for Rs 57,999. The 8GB RAM, 128GB model which went on sale on August 6 has sold out!

 

The ROG Phone 3, which uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, enables multi-gigabit 5G connectivity, Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming, intuitive AI experiences, and desktop-level gaming with ultra-realistic graphics, ASUS said in a statement.

Not to worry about constant gaming heating up the device, the ROG Phone 3 features the GameCool 3 cooling system engineered to deliver nonstop, ultra-smooth performance, the company said.

A 144 Hz, AMOLED 6.59-inch display promises vivid and accurate imagery, and a 25-millisecond touch latency provides a near-instant touch response, says ASUS.

The 10-bit display supports HDR10+ high-dynamic range content, which the company says won’t hurt your eyes because of a hardware solution that uses low blue light and flicker reducing certifications from TÜV Rheinland.

 

The ROG Phone 3 retains the core gamer-centric features of its predecessors, including the side-mounted charging port, but now with a transparent portion in the back cover displaying the heat sink.

Equipped with a monster 6,000 mAh battery, the ROG Phone 3 has stamina that can be relied on for even the longest battles. And here’s what gamers would really appreciate, the ROG Phone 3’s intuitive AirTrigger 3 system now includes a motion sensor in addition to the programmable ultrasonic touch sensors, giving users even more ways to control the action.

An upgraded Dirac-tuned audio system and a dedicated game mode makes in-game sound effects immersive. In landscape mode, dual front-facing speakers at the top and bottom of the phone deliver rich, detailed audio, the company said.

 

Not to be outdone in the camera department just because it is a gaming specific phone, the ROG Phone 3 comes equipped with a 64MP main Sony camera sensor with 16MP quad-bayer performance, an ultra-wide 13MP camera and a 5MP macro camera. In the video department, it offers 4K HDR recording up to 60fps, and a pro video mode that lets one record up to 8K, and the option to choose to use either the front mic or the back mic when recording.

A gamer can’t wait endlessly for their phone to get charged, and of course the ROG Phone 3 comes with a 30 watt charger, and a USB-C to USB-C data cable. No wireless charging at the moment though. But ASUS keeps life uncomplicated by sticking with the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

 

Take a look at the full spec sheet for more details.


ROG Phone 3 

 

Processor 

3.1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor 

GPU 

Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 

UI 

Android™ 10 with ROG UI 

Display 

16.73 cm (6.59) 19.5:9 2340x1080 (391ppi) 144Hz/1ms 10-bit HDR AMOLED;  

270Hz touch sampling rate, 25ms touch latency, 18ms slide latency

650nits HBM brightness & 1000nits peak brightness, 113% DCI-P3, Delta E <1%;  

 

1.07 billion colors; 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio; 

Front 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® 6 Glass; 

TÜV Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) and Flicker Reduced certifications for eye comfort; 

Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (supports Glove touch) 

Memory/ Storage

LPDDR5/UFS3.1 

Storage 

8GB/128GB |12GB/256GB  

SD storage 

no SD-card reader; NTFS support for external USB HDD 

Sensor 

Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor*2, Ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 3 and grip press 

 

Main Rear

Camera 

64MP SONY IMX686 sensor, 0.8 µm pixel size - Quad Bayer technology with 16MP, 1.6 µm large effective pixel size, F1.8, 1/1.7” sensor, 2x1 OCL PDAF, LED flash 

Second Rear Camera 

13MP, 125˚ ultra-wide, F2.4, Real-time distortion correction, 11mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera 

Third Rear Camera 

5MP Macro, F2.0 

Front Camera 

24MP, 0.9µm, Quad Bayer Technology, F2.0

27mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera 

Video Recording 

 

8K (7680 x 4320) @ 30 fps (main rear camera) 

4K HDR (3840 by 2160) @ 30/60 fps (main rear camera), 4K @ 30 fps (second rear camera), Full-HD @ 30/60 fps, HD @ 30 fps, Time Lapse (4K, FHD, HD) 

Front camera - 1080p @ 30/60 fps; 720p @ 30 fps 

3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear cameras 

Slow Motion video (4K @ 120 fps; 1080p @ 240/120 fps; 720p @ 480 fps) 

Take still photo while recording video 

Speaker 

Dual front-facing speakers with GameFX & Dirac HD Sound 

7-magnet stereo speaker with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect 

 

Audio Output 

Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard (USB-C™ output) that is 4 times better than CD quality 

ROG GameFX audio system for improved in-game audio experience 

New AudioWizard with multiple listening profiles tuned by Dirac 

Microphone 

Quad microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology 

Wireless

Technology 

WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4 & 5GHz and Wi-Fi 6 

2x2 MIMO,

Bluetooth 5.1 (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS+, LDAC )

 

Wi-Fi Direct support 

Navigation 

GNSS support GPS(L1/L5), Glonass(L1), Galileo(E1/E5a), 

BeiDou(B1/B2a), QZSS(L1/L5) and NavIC(L5) 

SIM Cards 

Dual SIM - Dual standby 

Slot 1: 5G/4G/3G/2G Nano SIM card 

Slot 2: 5G/4G/3G/2G Nano SIM card 

5G+4G or 4G dual SIM dual standby support; 5G services are only supported in 5G network-enabled locations in 5G-ready countries. 

2G support

[GSM] 850/900/1800/1900

3G support

 

HSDPA 850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100

TD-SCDMA Band34/39 (CN and HK only)

4G support

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700),

TD-LTE:34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

5G support

n41/77/78/79

Data rate 

Support EN-DC(6DL+FR1, 4DL+2FR1) 

FR1: DL up to 4.4Gbps / UL 542Mbps 

LTE 6CA DL Cat18 up to 2.0Gbps / UL Cat13 up to 150Mbps 

DC-HSPA+: DL 42Mbps / UL 5.76Mbps 

4x4 MIMO and CA with 4x4 MIMO support 

 

Interface 

Side-port: 48 pin Customized/Type C connector USB3.1 gen2/DP 1.4(4K)/Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0) / Direct Charge 

Bottom-port: Type-C connector USB2.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge

NFC 

Supported (Card mode support in power off) 

OS 

Android™ 10 

Battery 

6,000mAh (typ) Polymer 

Charger 

Output: 10V 3A, supports up to 30W QC4.0 / PD3.0 / Direct Charge adapter 

Dimensions 

171mm (6.73 inches), 78mm (3.07 inches), 9.85mm (0.39 inches) 

 

Weight 

240 grams (8.47 ounces) 

 

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