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ASUS' upcoming ROG Phone 3 appears in leaked hands-on video

ASUS ROG Phone 2
ASUS ROG Phone 2 (Image credit: Android Central)

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.

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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.

ROG Phone 3 Hands On Image

Source: Digital Chat Station on Weibo (Image credit: Source: Digital Chat Station on Weibo)

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.

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Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
5 Comments
  • I wonder if it will play nicer with Verizon, as in calls and texting not being nerfed. Don't get me wrong, I've got the ROG2 right now on Verizon as a data only device, which works for me since I use Google voice and Hangouts as call and texting alternatives. I'm just saying that Asus would have more success in the North American market if they were able to integrate better with North American carriers...
  • Has the ROG2 been reliable for you? Did you experience any problems?
  • I've been LOVING it. I get 2 full days of use at 120 hz and can stretch it out to 2.5 or 3 days at 60 hz. So many nice nuances to the device too that are geared towards gamers but help out for normal non-gamer users. Only gripe (albeit a small one) is its weight. Playing Mario kart Tour in portrait mode with a popsocket for long periods of time make my hand sore, not painful, it's just a beefy phone. But 6,000 mAh of battery kinda warrants it.
  • Great, i would have bought it if it was available in my area. Now i have a S20+ as a present.
    Thanks for the reply
  • Not what eventful ways to here, but if they could get this phone in ask the carrier's stores and official support on them this could become the best Android phone out there.