Taiwanese manufacturer Asus, alongside the vanilla version, announced the Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition gaming smartphone with Snapdragon 865. This edition is just a stripped down version with few differences.

The Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition is built around 6.59 inch display with resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixel. The display comes with a refresh rate of 144Hz that enables a smooth screen display, a touch sampling rate of 270Hz

Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix.

The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 865 SM8250 paired with 8GB RAM and storage capacity of 256GB.

The Strix Edition has the same camera set up as the vanilla version. There’s a triple camera array which comprises of a 64MP (f/1.8) Sony IMX686 sensor, a 13MP (f/2.5) ultra-wide camera with a 125-degree FOV and a 5MP macro camera. It supports up to 8K video, 4K slow-mo video recording, and a Pro mode. Let’s not also forget the 24MP selfie camera baked in the top notch.

Other specifications remain the same as the Asus ROG Phone 3.

Asus ROG Phone 3

Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps, 5G 4.0 Gbps DL

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, July 22
  • Status: Exp. release 2020, August

Design

  • Dimensions: 171 x 78 x 9.9 mm (6.73 x 3.07 x 0.39 in)
  • Weight: 240 g (8.47 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
  • Colors: Black
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • RGB light panel (on the back)
  • Pressure sensitive zones (Gaming triggers)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1B colors
  • Size: 6.59 inches, 106.6 cm2 (~79.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • HDR10+
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • 650 nits max. brightness (advertised)

Operating System

  • Android 10, ROG UI

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAMCard slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    • 13 MP, f/2.4, 125˚, 11mm (ultrawide)
    • 5 MP, f/2.0, (macro)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 24 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 0.9µm
  • Features: Panorama, HDR
  • Video: Yes

Asus ROG Phone 3 camera

Multimedia

  • Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with DTS:X stereo speakers (2 dedicated amplifiers)
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, GNSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: Two (side 3.1, bottom 2.0) Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast charging 30W
  • Quick Charge: 4.0, 3.0
  • Reverse charging: 10W

AeroActive Cooler 3 with ROG Phone 3

Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Price and Availability

The Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix comes in a single configurations, 8GB + 128GB variant and it cost about 799 euros.

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