After the success of last year’s ROG Phone 2, ASUS is back yet again with another phone under the Republic of Gamers brand. Yeah yeah, it’s as obvious as it can be. It’s the ASUS ROG Phone 3 and everything you need to know including its Philippine pricing is here!
What’s New with the ROG Phone 3?
At a glance, it almost looks the same as its predecessor. It’s a good thing that the strength of a gaming phone can be found within. ASUS made four major changes to make the ROG Phone 3 stand out from its predecessors:
- 144Hz / 1ms AMOLED display with 270Hz touch sampling rate
- A Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor
- 5G support
- Up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM
Of course, this phone also has the staples that made the ROG Phone THE gaming phone. That includes a MONSTER 6000 mAh battery and dual front-facing speakers. There are also improved AirTrigger 3 side sensors, a side-mounted USB-C port, and has a dedicated Game Mode to further enhance in-game sound effects for immersive gameplay.
What? There’s a Second ROG Phone 3?
Yup! To make this gaming phone more accessible to its audience, ASUS has another model up its sleeve: the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition. It has all the gamer-centric features we come to expect but with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Philippines Pricing and Availability
The ROG Phone 3 will be available on August 22, 2020, at ASUS Concept Stores, ROG Concept Stores, the ASUS E-Store, and its official ASUS and ROG stores in Lazada and Shopee. Here are the available variants that customers can purchase:
- 16GB RAM + 512GB UFS 3.1 storage, Snapdragon 865+ – P54,995
- 12GB RAM + 512GB UFS 3.1 storage, Snapdragon 865+ – P49,995
- Strix Edition (8GB RAM + 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, Snapdragon 865) – P39,995
All variants will come bundled with the Aero Case, the AeroActive Cooler 3, and a Type C to 3.5mm Audio Jack dongle. ASUS Philippines is also holding an Early Bird Promo in which buyers of the ROG Phone 3 will get a ROG Special Hoodie and the ROG Phone bag worth P4,990 in total. This is in a first-come, first-serve basis, of course.
If you’re getting any of the optional accessories, here are their prices:
|Lighting Armor Case||PHP 2,495.00|
|ROG Kunai Gamepad||PHP 6,995.00|
|Twinview Dock II||PHP 14,995.00|
|Mobile Desktop Dock Revised||PHP 10,995.00|
|ROG Phone Bag||PHP 2,495.00|
|ASUS WiGig Display Dock||PHP 13,995.00|
|ROG Suitcase||PHP 7,995.00|
Do you think that the ROG Phone 3 is priced right compared to other flagship phones out there? Sound off in the comments!