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    ASUS announces pricing and availability of the ROG Phone 3 in the Philippines

    Those prices are not bad at all!

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    Back in 2018, ASUS launched the ROG Phone, a high-end smartphone that quickly became the ultimate device for serious mobile gamers. Now ASUS Philippines has finally launched its latest version of its signature gaming smartphone–the ROG Phone 3!

    The new ASUS ROG Phone 3 series consists of two main versions, the ROG Phone 3 Classic and the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition. Both phones feature a 6.59-inch FHD+ 144Hz display, as well as a massive 6,000mAh battery. The main difference between the two is that the Classic Edition runs on a Snapdragon 865+ processor paired with up to 16GB of RAM, while the Strix Edition packs a Snapdragon 865 chipset with 8GB of RAM.

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    The ROG Phone 3 will release in the Philippines on August 22, 2020 in three variants: the ROG Phone 3 Classic Edition 16GB version, tthe ROG Phone 3 Classic Edition 12GB version, and the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition.

    Here are the SRPs and bundled items of each ROG Phone 3 version:

    MODELSPECIFICATIONSSRPHARD BUNDLE ITEMS
    ROG Phone 3 Classic EditionS865+/16G RAM/512GB StoragePHP 54,995Aero Case/AeroActive Cooler 3/ Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack dongle
    ROG Phone 3 Classic EditionS865+/12G RAM/512G StoragePHP 49,995Aero Case/ AeroActive Cooler 3/ Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack dongle
    ROG Phone 3 Strix EditionS865/8G RAM/256G StoragePHP 39,995Aero Case/ AeroActive Cooler 3/ Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack dongle
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    On top of these freebies, ASUS is also offering an exclusive ROG Special Hoodie as well as the ROG Phone Bag for free to users to purchase any ROG Phone 3 during the early bird promo from participating ASUS and ROG accredited stores. You can check out this link (https://bit.ly/ROGPhone3_EarlyBirdPromo) for more information.

    Here are the full specs of both ROG Phone 3 variants:

    ROG Phone 3 Classic EditionROG Phone 3 Strix Edition
    Processor3.1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor2.84GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
    GPUQualcomm® Adreno™ 650
    UIAndroid™ 10 with ROG UI
    Display6.59” 19.5:9 2340×1080 (391ppi) 144Hz/1ms AMOLED HDR10+ certified;
    Memory/

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    Storage

    LPDDR5/UFS3.1

    12GB/512GB

    16GB/512GB

    LPDDR5/UFS3.1

    8GB/256GB

    SD storageno SD-card reader; NTFS support for external HDD
    SensorAccelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor*2, Ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 3 and grip press
    Main Rear Camera64MP 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 Camera13MP, 125˚ ultra-wide, F2.4, Real-time distortion correction
    11mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
    Third Rear Camera5MP Macro, F2.0
    Front Camera24MP, 0.9µm, Quad Bayer Technology, F2.0,

    27mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

    Video Recording8K (7680 by 4320) @ 30 fps (main rear camera)

    4K (3840 by 2160) @ 30/60 fps (main rear camera), @ 30 fps (second rear camera)

    1080p @ 30/60 fps; 720p @ 30 fps

    3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear cameras

    Time Lapse (4K)

    Slow Motion video (4K @ 120 fps; 1080p @ 240/120 fps; 720p @ 480 fps)

    Take still photo while recording video

    SpeakerDual 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 OutputHi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard (USB-C™ output) that is 4 times better than CD quality

    GameFX audio system for improved in-game audio experience

    New AudioWizard with multiple listening profiles tuned by Dirac

    MicrophoneQuad microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
    Wireless TechnologyWLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4 & 5GHz and Wi-Fi 6

    2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1

    Wi-Fi Direct support

    NavigationGNSS support GPS(L1/L5), Glonass(L1), Galileo(E1/E5a),

    BeiDou(B1/B2a), QZSS(L1/L5) and NavIC(L5)

    SIM CardsDual SIM dual standby

    Slot 1: 5G/4G/3G/2G Nano SIM card

    Slot 2: 5G/4G/3G/2G Nano SIM card

    5G+4G or 4G dual SIM dual standby support; 5G services are only supported in 5G network-enabled locations in 5G-ready countries.

    Data rate*Support EN-DC(6DL+FR1, 4DL+2FR1)

    FR1: DL up to 4.4Gbps / UL 542Mbps

    LTE 6CA DL Cat20 up to 2.0Gbps / UL Cat13 up to 150Mbps

    DC-HSPA+: DL 42Mbps / UL 5.76Mbps

    4×4 MIMO and CA with 4×4 MIMO support

     Support EN-DC(5DL+FR1)

    FR1: DL up to 4.0Gbps / UL 542Mbps

    LTE 6CA DL Cat18 up to 1.2Gbps / UL Cat13 up to 150Mbps

    DC-HSPA+: DL 42Mbps / UL 5.76Mbps

    2×2 MIMO and CA with 4×4 MIMO support

    Bands*5G (Bands N1, N2, N3, N5, N28, N41, N66, N71, N77, N78, N79)
    FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
    TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48)
    WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19)
    EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
    5G (Bands N41, N77, N78, N79)

    FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)

    TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)

    WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8)

    EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

    InterfaceSide-port: 48 pin Customized/Type C connector USB3.1 gen2/DP 1.4(4K)/Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0) / Direct Charge

    Bottom-port: Type C connector USB2.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge

    NFCSupport (Card mode support in power off)
    OSAndroid™ 10
    Battery6,000mAh (typ)
    ChargerOutput: 10V 3A, supports up to 30W QC4.0 / PD3.0 / Direct Charge adapter
    Dimensions171mm (6.73 inches), 78mm (3.07 inches), 9.85mm (0.39 inches)
    Weight240 grams (8.47 ounces)
    PriceS865+/16G RAM/512GB Storage: PHP 54,995

    S865+/12G RAM/512G Storage: PHP 49,995

    S865/8G RAM/256G Storage: PHP 39,995
    Out of Box AccessoriesAero Case / AeroActive Cooler 3/ Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack dongle

    Finally, for existing ROG Phone users, here is the backwards compatibility info for ROG Phone accessories:

     

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    Nicolo Manaloto
    Nicolo Manaloto
    UnGeek's resident editor who is obsessed with anything and everything Death Stranding. He is also a big fan of the Yakuza series, and is a weaboo in denial.

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