Gaming bonanza: The ASUS ROG Phone 3 finally has a US price
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The ASUS ROG Phone 3
, one of the most intriguing gaming phones released so far in 2020, has been finally launched in the US. The phone can be pre-ordered from Amazon, ASUS' own website, and from B&H PhotoVideo. Amazon lists a release date of October 16th although the other two listings don't mention any shipping date.
You can pre-order the device by following the links below. In the meantime, feel free to check out our full extensive review of theASUS ROG Phone 3
What's the fuss about? Back in July, ASUS unveiled the ROG Phone 3 5G
. At the time, pricing was announced for Europe and Asia and today ASUS finally released pricing for buyers in the U.S. The gaming phone is equipped with a 6.59-inch AMOLED display sporting a 1080p resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate The latter provides buttery smooth scrolling, but more importantly for a gaming phone, smoother animation. At that rate, the screen refreshes 144 times each second. Touch latency is an extremely low 25 ms. Under the hood, you'll find the Snapdragon 865+, Qualcomm's current top-of-the-line chipset.
One version of the ROG Phone
3 5G with 12GB of LPDDR5 memory and 512GB of UFS 3.1
storage is priced at $999.99. For $100 more ($1,099.99), the amount of memory is hiked to 16GB. The triple camera setup includes a 64MP primary camera (using Sony's flagship IMX686 sensor), a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP Macro camera. A front-facing 24MP camera is available for selfies and a massive 6000mAh battery keeps the lights on. There are multiple power saving options available to the user, and Android 10 is pre-installed. The ASUS ROG Phone 3 5G comes with the AeroActive Cooler 3 Clip-on cooling fan to keep the phone cool during periods of heavy usage. Vents on the back panel help dissipate the heat created during full-speed gameplay.
ASUS has a range of accessories for the phone including the ROG Kunai Gamepad. The latter can be used as a standalone controller or attached to the phone to control a physical gamepad. If you own an Xbox wireless controller or Stadia controller, the ROG Clip will secure your ROG Phone 3 to either controller.