ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Phone 3

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Republic of Gamers (ROG), a sub-brand of ASUS, a Taiwan-based, multinational computer hardware and consumer electronics company, today announced the new ROG Phone 3, the latest generation of the world’s most powerful and exciting gaming smartphone.

ROG Phone 3 is the most powerful ROG Phone ever, using the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with advanced 5G mobile communications and Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming capabilities. Featuring the uprated GameCool 3 cooling system, ROG Phone 3 is engineered to deliver non-stop, ultra-smooth performance for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.

A 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED 6.59-inch display provides Delta-E color accuracy of less than one to ensure vivid and accurate imagery, and an industry-leading 25-millisecond touch latency allows a near-instant touch response. The 10-bit display also supports HDR10+ high-dynamic range content for ultimate visual realism.

An absolutely massive 6000 mAh battery that will enable gamers to go truly mobile while gaming, and sports a 30W ROG HyperCharge system to top-up charge quickly. With ASUS PowerMaster, the smartphone features superb levels of power-saving options, and also has options that help extend the battery life-span.

The distinctive ROG Phone 3 design retains the core gamer-centric benefits of its predecessors, including the unique side-mounted charging port and a monster 6000 mAh battery. The intuitive AirTrigger 3 system now includes a motion sensor in addition to the programmable ultrasonic touch sensors, giving gamers even more ways to control the action. The X-Mode performance-optimization software now supports adjustment of multiple system parameters, making it easier than ever to unlock the full power of ROG Phone 3.

Exceptional audio comes naturally thanks to the audio tuning done by Dirac, a Sweden based company, who has helped the ROG Phone 3 to sport crystal clear audio quality even at the highest possible volume and also includes DSP level tuning technologies that help enable this phone to be a true gamer’s smartphone, even without a headphone.

A range of ROG original accessories for the ROG Phone 3 makes gaming experience truly world-class, with inclusion of a brand-new accessory – the ROG Clip, which lets you connect a gamepad directly to the smartphone, without needing additional software. 

Absolute power

ROG Phone 3 is the most powerful ROG Phone ever, using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, it crosses the 3GHz mark with relative ease, clocking in at an incredible 3.1GHz. The chipset enables staggering multi-gigabit 5G connectivity and advanced Wi-Fi 6 performance, desktop-level gaming with ultra-realistic graphics, professional-quality high-resolution photography, and intuitive AI experiences. ROG Phone 3 also features Snapdragon Elite Gaming, which delivers ultra-smooth HDR gaming experiences with sustained performance for longer periods of time.

With up to 12 GB of the latest LPDDR5 RAM and up to an ultrafast 256 GB UFS 3.1 ROM, ROG Phone 3 delivers the ultimate in overall performance, so gamers can enjoy a super-smooth gaming experience with absolutely no limitations or compromises.

The enhanced X Mode performance-optimization software now allows customization of different system parameters to suit any gaming or using scenario. In conjunction with carefully calibrated defaults for optimum performance, it’s easier than ever for serious gamers to unlock the full power of ROG Phone 3.

The upgraded GameCool 3 cooling system has a redesigned Copper 3D vapor chamber, a large graphite film behind the screen to maximize heat transfer, and an enlarged heat sink that’s precisely located to eliminate hotspots. The new cooling system is one of the most effective thermal solutions available on a mobile device, and can remove and dissipate the heat generated during full-speed operation via specially designed cooling vents in the back cover. This allows ROG Phone 3 to easily sustain peak performance during heavy gaming sessions, eliminating throttling to give gamers an expert edge against the competition. For extra cooling during marathon gaming sessions, the new AeroActive Cooler 3 clip-on external fan accessory has been completely redesigned to deliver increased airflow to the hotspots on the casing to lower an astounding amount of heat for greater and longer performance. The AeroActive Cooler 3 not only cools the phone, it also offers 3.5mm headphone jack and 30W USB-C charging connectivity, both while comfortably gaming with connected cables kept away from your grip.

Groundbreaking new ROG HyperFusion technology combined with multi-antenna WiFi and 5G allows simultaneous connections to Wi-Fi and the mobile network, with intelligent redirection to whichever has the best signal. This allows mobile gamers to enjoy the strongest possible signal at all times for uninterrupted connections.

Stunning visuals

ROG Phone 3 is equipped with a stunning 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED 10-bit display. It’s combined with an industry-leading 270 Hz touch-sampling rate that dramatically decreases touch latency to an unprecedented 25ms, delivering the extreme responsiveness needed to sustain a winning streak. To ensure that visuals on ROG Phone 3 look just like the developer intended, each display is carefully color-calibrated to ensure a Delta-E color accuracy of less than one — making it one of the most color-accurate displays available on a smartphone. There’s also HDR10+ high-dynamic range support for enhanced visual realism. To minimize eye strain while delivering impeccable visuals, ROG Phone 3 passes TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) and Flicker Reduced certifications.

Massive battery

The incredibly large 6000 mAh battery in ROG Phone 3 has stamina that can be relied on for even the longest battles. With the inclusion of the 30W HyperCharge adaptor in the box this time, gamers are ensured that they can fill up the battery at incredible pace. There are multiple passive power-saving mechanisms thanks to the Asus PowerMaster app, including an exclusive hibernate function that can proactively limit background data and power usage in selected apps. These mechanisms significantly prolong the time between charges and also increase battery lifespan. You can also charge the device intelligently based on the alarm timings, which helps the battery to charge up efficiently.

Built for gamers, by gamers

Fully immersive gaming with total control is the design goal of ROG Phone 3, which retains the pioneering landscape-oriented ergonomic design of its predecessors.

Upgraded AirTrigger 3 technology provides extra-precise ultrasonic touch controls along the edges of the phone. The gesture capabilities of the AirTrigger 3 side sensors have been further enhanced, including a newly added swipe gesture and dual-partition button emulation, giving gamers a console-level gaming experience. There’s also a brand-new motion sensor that adds another gesture to the armory, allowing gamers to control the action by shaking the device: it’s a whole new way to interact with the device. AirTrigger 3 gives gamers the very best controls available on a gaming smartphone, and sets the ultimate bar for the competition.

The unique side-mounted USB-C® charging port lets users keep their battery topped up without cramping their style while gaming. The port also connects accessories such as the AeroActive Cooler 3, which features a pass-through USB-C connector, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a new kickstand on the back to support ROG Phone 3 on a desk or table for a better viewing and gaming experience.

Incredible audio performance

ROG Phone 3 also receives a significant upgrade to its audio performance, tuned in collaboration with audio specialist Dirac. The DXOMARK Audio review gives ROG Phone 3 a high score of 75 for its audio performance, the reviewer stating that “ROG Phone 3 seriously upped its audio game, achieving true flagship level.” DXOMARK Audio also noted that “Despite noticeable bass resonances, audio played back through its speakers demonstrates good overall tonal balance, good dynamics, and good intelligibility even at minimum volumes.”

There’s now a dedicated Game Mode to further enhance in-game sound effects for immersive gameplay. The powerful dual front-facing speakers positioned at the top and bottom of the phone are now more capable of delivering richer and detailed sound, giving perfect stereo imaging in landscape mode thanks to a brand-new pair of 7-magnet large front-firing loudspeakers. ROG Phone 3 also supports Qualcomm aptX Adaptive for low-latency high-quality audio over Bluetooth® connections. 

The inbox accessory includes a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter that can be connected to either of the 2 USB-C ports on the phone, allowing easy vertical or landscape grip with ease. The accessory can also be used as a USB Sound card on computers with a USB-C port.

ROG Armoury Crate

ROG Phone 3 introduces ROG Connect, a new online social community — built into the Armoury Crate app — that allows ROG Phone 3 owners to join and play with friends or squads, or even wow the crowd with their uploaded genius gameplay footage and screenshots. ROG Phone 3 gives gamers the very best sharing and community experience.

The addition of two new features, the Marked Clip and the Floating app window, helps gamers to quickly capture glory moments in their favourite games, and the latter allows you to multitask in any other app while you’re intensively gaming.

The Armoury Crate app single handedly can help customizing the software and hardware capabilities of the smartphones, individually for each game or app allowing you complete control.

Flagship Camera experience

ROG Phone III is a thorough gaming phone, and we’ve also equipped it with flagship cameras as well. This time, with a 64MP IMX686 F1.8 Sony camera sensor with 16MP Quad-bayer performance, an ultra-wide 13MP camera and a 5MP Macro camera. You also get 8K recording, 4K HDR recording up to 60fps, and a Pro Video mode that lets you record up to 8K, and option to choose to use the front mic or back mic when recording. The free zoom on the Pro video mode feature lets the user select which part they want to zoom into without the need to move the camera. This will result in much smoother and professional looking zooming. With HyperSteady Video, the phone utilizes the wide view camera to enable super steady video capture, and the Wind Filter helps to eliminate wind noise when recording videos.

The Mic Focus features allow the microphone to focus on the subject you zoom-in on, making the sound from the selected subject more prominent.

The front camera is positioned strategically for video stream capture while you’re gaming, kept away from your palm grip for clear vision. It’s a 24MP F2.0 camera with 1.8µm effective pixel size that can capture Full-HD videos and streams up to 60fps

ROG Accessories and Partnerships

Inbox contains of ROG Phone 3 are a 30W HyperCharge adapter with a braided premium USB-C cable, an ROG Aero case, a 3.5mm headphone jack adapter for an out-of-the-box premium flagship smartphone experience.

The unrivaled range of modular accessories for ROG Phone 3 includes the new modular ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad which adds physical console-like gamepad controls to ROG Phone 3; the new ROG Lighting Armor Case for a stunning appearance; and ROG Clip to attach the phone to selected console controllers for the ultimate mobile gaming experience. ROG Phone 3 can also be expanded to provide true 144 Hz dual-screen gameplay with the new TwinView Dock 3, and the Mobile Desktop Dock allows gamers to connect a desktop keyboard and mouse for a desktop-like gaming experience on an external TV or monitor. Also launched are ROG Cetra and ROG Cetra Core – Gaming Earphones, with active noise cancellation technology eliminates unwanted noises for immersive gaming experience and large 10mm ASUS essence driver delivers incredibly strong bass and optimized gaming sound. The ROG Cetra is a USB-C connector for multiplatform support, not just for mobile phones but also PCs, Mac, and Nintendo Switch.ROG Cetra Core comes with a 3.55mm audio jack connection.

ROG Phone 3 is also proudly partnering with the online cloud gaming platform Google Stadia™ and game development platform Unity Technologies to establish a truly integrated gaming ecosystem. Together, the partnership aims to build a more complete mobile gaming experience for today’s gamers by providing their favorite gaming content on the go.

Game developers using the Unity real-time 3D content creation platform will get exclusive access to a plugin with five ROG Phone features, allowing them to easily optimize their games for ROG Phone. Google Stadia™ on ROG Phone enables gamers to stream the latest games directly to their mobile device without the need for downloading. Stadia supports up to 60 fps gaming in resolutions up to 4K UHD, with HDR and 5.1-channel surround-sound support — a perfect match for the hardware capabilities of the powerful ROG Phone 3. ROG Phone 3 is Google Stadia™ ready.


8GB/128GB Variant·       ROG Phone 3·       30 Watt QC4.0 Charger·       USB-C to USB-C Data Cable·       USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack adapter·       ROG Aero Case·       SIM Ejector Pin·       User Manual and Warranty Card12GB/256GB Variant·       ROG Phone 3·       30 Watt QC4.0 Charger·       USB-C to USB-C Data Cable·       USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack adapter·       ROG Aero Case·       SIM Ejector Pin·       User Manual and Warranty Card


Sale Starts on (06, August, 2020) at (12 a.m.) on Flipkart.

·       8GB RAM / 128 GB Storage: ₹.49,999/-·       12GB RAM / 256 GB Storage: ₹.57,999/-


·       ROG Phone 3 Glass Screen Protector: ₹.699·       ROG Clip: ₹.1999
·       ROG Phone 3 Neon Aero Case: ₹.1999·       ROG Phone 3 Lighting Armor case: ₹. 2999
·       AeroActive Cooler 3: ₹.2999ROG Cetra Core: ₹.3999
ROG Cetra Headset: ₹.7699·       ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad: ₹.9999
·       Mobile Desktop Dock: ₹.12999·       TwinView Dock 3: ₹.19999

ASUS ROG Phone 3

 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 2340×1080 (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/ StorageLPDDR5/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 RearCamera 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, 2×1 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 
WirelessTechnology WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4 & 5GHz and Wi-Fi 6 
2×2 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), 

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