Asus’ new ROG Phone 3 is a 5G gaming phone launching in the US

Asus’ newest gaming phone, the ROG Phone 3, is now obtainable in the US. The ROG Phone 3 has a few of the highest specs on the market for a smartphone together with a bunch of options and equipment meant to boost the cell gaming expertise.

The gadget is outfitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, a 6.59-inch OLED HDR display with a refresh price of 144Hz, 512GB of UFS 3.1 ROM storage, and help for 5G. It has the similar 6,000mAh battery as final yr’s mannequin.

The ROG Phone 3 comes in two configurations: one priced at $1,000 that comes with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and one other priced at $1,100 with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. 16GB of RAM is nonetheless a uncommon spec for telephones, however it is obtainable in a increased configuration of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The ROG Phone 3’s predecessor debuted at a beginning worth of $900.

To make this a higher gaming expertise than its predecessors, Asus says it has adjusted the phone’s ultrasonic buttons, referred to as AirTriggers. Asus’ AirTrigger system locations movement sensors on the fringe of the phone to imitate shoulder buttons sometimes discovered on recreation controllers, as proven in the diagram under. The new AirTriggers additionally add the choice to map an in-game command, comparable to reloading your weapon, whenever you shake the phone.

Asus ROG Phone 3 AirTrigger gestures

This picture exhibits the gestures supported by its pressure-sensitive AirTrigger ultrasonic sensors, together with the dual-partition triggers displayed in the high proper.
Image: Asus

Asus is launching a handful of gaming equipment for the ROG Phone 3, too, together with a $150 gamepad and a TwinView Dock that provides one other show whereas gaming on the phone. There’s additionally a clip-on fan accent, the AeroActive Cooler 3, that gives extra airflow to the hotter components of the phone, particularly in the space by the CPU and chipset.

Both configurations of the Asus ROG Phone 3 can be found now on Asus’ web site.

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Asus ROG Phone 3

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Asus’ new 5G phone configured with 512GB of storage and 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

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