The Asus ROG Phone 3 will be unveiled in the coming weeks and initial information has been published by the Chinese institute that certifies commercial products, TENAA. A priori, its characteristics will be very close to the ROG Phone II presented in July 2019.

Asus had not skimped on the means to establish itself as the benchmark for gaming in the smartphone world. The ROG Phone 2 was an impressive smartphone for its technical characteristics, but also the ingenuity of its design and its accessories. Among the accessories presented, there was one (the Twinview) which supports two screens with controllers inspired by the joypad of the Nintendo Switch. I also remember the cooling system, which included a tiny steam room and ventilation holes.

ROG Phone 2
ROG Phone 2

A year later, the ROG Phone 3 is about to be unveiled. Despite the Covid-19 crisis, the Taiwanese brand has apparently not changed its schedule, the smartphone should be presented in July. The TENAA (the Chinese equivalent of the FCC) has just certified the phone for marketing in China and this allowed us to recover some details on its technical characteristics.

THE ROG PHONE 3 IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE ROG PHONE 2

According to TENAA, the ROG Phone 3 would ship a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. So far, nothing surprising, it is the high-end solution that is found on a large majority of smartphones of 2020. However, XDA has evidence that shows that Asus will offer an overclocking system probably associated to an active cooling system. The Snapdragon 865 could thus go up to a clock frequency up to 3.091 GHz (against 2.84 Ghz base).

ROG Phone 3
ROG Phone 3

Several variants would be planned with 12 or 16 GB of RAM and 128, 256 or 512 GB of internal storage. Asus would use a 6.59 inch AMOLED screen (Full HD + definition) with a refresh rate that can go up to 120 Hz. The battery capacity would still be 6,000 mAh with 30 watt fast charge compatibility, still like the ROG Phone 2. The Asus ROG Phone III would adopt a triple camera module on the back with a main 64 megapixel camera. Finally, the phone would be very large and relatively heavy: 10 mm thick, 171 mm high and 78 mm wide, weighing 240 grams .

Some pictures have also been published, which shows that the ROG Phone 3 would be very close to the ROG Phone 2. From a design and technical point of view, the developments between these two generations seem to be relatively slight.