What you need to know
- ASUS' upcoming flagship gaming phone, the ROG Phone 3, has surfaced in a hands-on video.
- The hands-on video suggests the ROG Phone 3 will have a similar design to its predecessor, with a flat screen and front-facing stereo speakers.
- It is expected to come with a 6.59-inch 144Hz display, Snapdragon 865 chipset, and a 6,000mAh battery.
The ASUS ROG Phone 2 was among the most impressive gaming smartphones launched last year, offering class-leading specs and fantastic battery life. ASUS is soon expected to unveil the ROG Phone 3, which will be powered by a Snapdragon 865 chipset and come with a host of other upgrades. The upcoming flagship gaming phone has now surfaced in a hands-on video, which shows an upgraded triple-camera setup and Tencent Games branding on the back.
Aside from the few tweaks, however, the ROG Phone 3 appears to have a very similar design to its predecessor. Unlike most modern flagship phones, the ROG Phone 3's display does not have a notch or a hole-punch cutout. Instead, the phone has noticeable bezels around the display, with front-facing stereo speakers. On the back of the phone, we also see the iconic RGB-illuminated Republic of Gamers logo.
Along with the hands-on video, a few key specs of the ROG Phone 3 have also surfaced online today, courtesy of Weibo tipster Digital Chat Station. The upcoming ASUS flagship gaming phone willl be powered by an overclocked Snapdragon 865 chipset, paired with up to 16GB of RAM. It will also have a 6.59-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz or 144Hz refresh rate, 64MP primary camera, and a 6,000mAh battery.