When it comes to the gaming phones, one phone that instantly comes in mind is the ROG Phone by Asus. It all started a couple of years ago when the first ROG Phone launched & it was pretty expensive at $899. Then last year, the ROG Phone 2 lanched that offered crazy specifications & was priced much lower than the first generation ROG Phone in markets like India. Now, the company is preparing for the launch of the ROG Phone 3.
Today, Asus ROG Phone 3 showed up on TENAA‘s (Chinese certification agency) website. This listing revealed the design as well as the key specifications of the device. Moreover, the phone was also benchmarked on AnTuTu.
The ROG Phone 3 retains the design of the previous generation ROG Phone & the only major design change that we can notice is on the back where there are three cameras instead of two. On the front as well, the design remains the same with bezels on the top & bottom.
According to TENAA, the Asus ROG Phone 3 has a 6.59-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display, which means the display size remains the same as ROG Phone 2. But, it cannot be said if the refresh rate is still 120Hz or it is cranked up to 144Hz this time. There is a 5,800mAh battery underneath & the phone has a CPU clocked at up to 3.091GHz, which means the Snapdragon 865 SOC powering it has an overclocked CPU.
There is 8/12/16GB RAM & 1282/256/512GB storage. There is a triple camera setup on the back that includes a primary 64 Megapixel camera paired with a 13 Megapixel secondary camera.
On AnTuTu Benchmark, the Asus ROG Phone 3 (ASUS_I003D) scored over 646,000 & the benchmark also revealed that there is LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.0 storage, and a 144Hz refresh rate display. This AnTuTu score is the highest we have seen so far when we talk about Snapdragon 865-powered phones, mainly due to the fact that the CPU is overclocked.
Lenovo’s Legion Gaming Phone is launching in July, so we may see the ROG Phone 3 launching next month as well. The Legion Gaming Phone is also expected to launch with an overclocked Snapdragon 865, so it would be interesting to see how the two devices compare in terms of the performance.