Following its announcement in July, the third iterations of ASUS’ gaming smartphone finally launch in the Philippines. ROG Phone 3 boasts a 6.59-inch FHD+ 10-bit HDR AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time and is powered by a Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC, with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
For enhanced thermal performance, it’s equipped with the GameCool 3 system which uses a redesigned 3D vapor cooler, along with a large graphite film for maximizing heat transfer, and an enlarged heat sink.
On the software side, the phone runs Android 10 with the new ROG UI on top. Enhanced X Mode performance optimization software allows in-depth customization for specific system parameters, along with meticulously calibrated defaults lets enthusiasts easily unlock the phone’s full potential.
ROG Phone 3/Strix Edition Specifications
|ROG Phone 3||ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition|
|Processor||3.1GHz Snapdragon 865 Plus (5G)||2.84GHz Snapdragon 865 (5G)|
|GPU||Adreno 650||Adreno 650|
|OS||Android 10 with new ROG UI||Android 10 with new ROG UI|
|Display||6.59″ 2340 x 1080, 144Hz / 1ms||6.59″ 2340 x 1080, 144Hz / 1ms|
|AMOLED 10-Bit HDR||AMOLED 10-Bit HDR|
|1000 nits peak brightness||1000 nits peak brightness|
|Delta-E < 1||Delta-E < 1|
|DCI-P3 Support, Gorilla Glass 6||DCI-P3 Support, Gorilla Glass 6|
|Supports Always On||Supports Always On|
|10-Point Multitouch||10-Point Multitouch|
|Dimensions||171 x 78 x 9.85mm||171 x 78 x 9.85mm|
|Battery||6,000mAh Typical Capacity||6,000mAh Typical Capacity|
|RAM||Up to 16GB LPDDR5||Up to 8GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||Up to 512GB UFS 3.1||Up to 256GB UFS 3.1|
|Sensors||In-Display Fingerprint Sensor||In-Display Fingerprint Sensor|
|Face Recognition||Face Recognition|
|Proximity Sensor||Proximity Sensor|
|Hall Sensor||Hall Sensor|
|Ambient Light Sensor||Ambient Light Sensor|
|Ultrasonic Sensors (AirTrigger 3/Grip Press)||Ultrasonic Sensors (AirTrigger 3/Grip Press)|
|Wireless||WiFi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2×2 MIMO)||WiFi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2×2 MIMO)|
|Bluetooth 5.1 (BR/EDR+LE), Qualcomm aptX Adaptive||Bluetooth 5.1 (BR/EDR+LE), Qualcomm aptX Adaptive|
|WiFi Direct||WiFi Direct|
|I/O||Side: Custom USB-C||Side: Custom USB-C|
|Supports USB 3.1 Gen2 / DisplayPort 1.4 (4K UHD)||Supports USB 3.1 Gen2 / DisplayPort 1.4 (4K UHD)|
|Fast-Charging (PD 3.0, 30W)||Fast-Charging (PD 3.0, 30W)|
|30W ROG HyperCharge Direct Charging||30W ROG HyperCharge Direct Charging|
|Bottom: USB-C||Bottom: USB-C|
|USB 2.0/Fast-Charging (PD 3.0, 30W)/Direct Charging||USB 2.0/Fast-Charging (PD 3.0, 30W)/Direct Charging|
|Rear Camera||64MP Sony IMX686 (Main)||64MP Sony IMX686 (Main)|
|13MP 125° (Ultra-wide)||13MP 125° (Ultra-wide)|
|5MP (Macro)||5MP (Macro)|
|Speaker||Dual Front-Facing Speakers with Dirac HD Sound||Dual Front-Facing Speakers with Dirac HD Sound|
|Stereo Speakers with Dual NXP TFA9874 Smart Amplifier||Stereo Speakers with Dual NXP TFA9874 Smart Amplifier|
|MODEL||SPECIFICATIONS||SRP||HARD BUNDLE ITEMS|
|ROG Phone 3 Classic Edition||S865+/16G RAM/512GB Storage||PHP 54,995||Aero Case/AeroActive Cooler 3/ Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack dongle|
|ROG Phone 3 Classic Edition||S865+/12G RAM/512G Storage||PHP 49,995||Aero Case/ AeroActive Cooler 3/ Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack dongle|
|ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition||S865/8G RAM/256G Storage||PHP 39,995||Aero Case/ AeroActive Cooler 3/ Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack dongle|
All models pack a 144Hz AMOLED HDR display, AirTrigger 3, Stereo Speakers with GameFX, triple cameras, and a 6,000mAh battery. All will be 5G-compatible with local networks.
ROG Phone 3 Series will be available starting August 22. Early purchases from participating ASUS and ROG accredited stores will be bundled with an exclusive ROG Special Hoodie and a ROG Phone Bag (Early Bird promo details can be found here).
This special set will be on top of the already-bundled Aero Case, AeroActive Cooler 3, and Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack Dongle.
As for accessories, stay tuned to the ROG website and social media pages to stay updated on local availability.
For those looking for the ROG Phone 2 Champion’s Super Pack, the full set will be available via ROG Concept Stores in Gilmore, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, and the ROG Official Shopee Store for PhP29,995. That’s almost 50% off from the original SRP of PhP59,965.
The ROG Phone 2 Champion’s Super Pack will still be complete with the following items:
- Lightning Armor Case – PhP2,495
- ROG Kunai Gamepad – PhP6,995
- Twinview Dock II – PhP14,995
- Mobile Desktop Dock Revised – PhP10,995
- ROG Phone Bag – PhP2,495
- ASUS WiGig Display Dock – PhP13,995
- ROG Suitcase – PhP7,995
Check out the compatibility chart below:
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.