ASUS finally prices its 5G super gaming device in the U.S.; you might need to sell blood


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.

The phone can be pre-ordered in the U.S. from Amazon, ASUS (12GB, 16GB), and from B&H (12GB, 16GB). Amazon lists a release date of October 16th although the other two listings don’t mention any shipping date.

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