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.
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