The Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition hasn’t been officially launched in Malaysia yet, but Asus Malaysia will already start taking pre-orders for the Strix Edition on the 3rd of September 2020, which is today.
Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition
|Processor||ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition: 2.84 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform with 7 nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor|
|GPU||Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650|
|UI||Android™ 10 with new ROG UI|
|Display||6.59” 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080) 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display|
650 nits outdoor readable brightness
1,000 nits peak brightness
Delta-E < 1
DCI-P3 support and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
AMOLED display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6
Supports Always On
Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)
|Dimensions||171 x 78 x 9.85 mm|
|Battery||6000 mAh typical capacity|
|Memory||8 GB LPDDR5 RAM|
|Storage||256 GB UFS 3.1 ROM|
|Sensors||In-display fingerprint sensor, Face recognition, Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 3 and grip press|
|Wireless Technology||Integrated dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2×2 MIMO)|
Bluetooth® 5.1 (BR/EDR+LE), supports Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive
|GPS||GNSS support GPS(L1/L5), Glonass(L1), Galileo(E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1/B2a), QZSS(L1/L5) and NavIC(L5)|
|I/O Ports||Side: Custom USB-C®Supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 / DisplayPort 1.4 (4K UHD) / fast charging (PD 3.0) (30-watt) 30-watt ROG HyperCharge direct charging|
Bottom: USB-C®Supports USB 2.0 / fast charging (PD 3.0) (30-watt) / direct charging
|Front Camera||24 MP|
|Rear Camera||64 MP (Main camera Sony® IMX686) + 13 MP (125° ultrawide-angle lens) + 5 MP (Macro)|
|Speaker||Dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD Sound|
Stereo speakers with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifier
To recap, the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It is equipped with a 6.59-inch AMOLED 10-bit HDR display with a 1,000 nits peak brightness. The screen is also rated Delta-E <1 and supports DCI-P3 colour gamut. Having an AMOLED screen, it also supports the Always On feature.
In the camera department, the Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition series feature a triple camera system which consists of a main 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide angle lens, a 5MP macro lens, as well as a 24MP sensor on the front for selfies.
Fans will be happy to know that the Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition is also big on sound as it retains the dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD Sound and dual NXP smart amplifiers.
Connectivity wise, the Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition is packed all the latest bells and whistles. It has dual-band Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX support, NFC, and multiple USB Type-C ports on the side and bottom. The one on the side supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4 (4K UHD), and fast charging (PD 3.0) 30 watt.
The port also connects accessories such as the AeroActive Cooler 3, which features a pass-through USB-C connector, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a new kickstand on the back to support Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition on a desk or table for a better viewing and gaming experience. As for the one on the bottom, it supports USB 2.0 with fast charging (PD3.0) 30 watt, and direct charging.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition also comes with an upgraded AirTrigger 3, which allows ultrasonic touch controls along the edges of the phone, including a newly added swipe gesture and dual-partition button emulation. There’s also a brand-new motion sensor that adds another gesture to the armory, allowing gamers to control the action by shaking the device. Running on Android 10 with the new ROG UI, the ROG Phone 3 series will have a 6,000mAh battery as expected.
Pricing and Availability
With the pre-orders starting on the 3rd of September 2020, the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition will require a RM999 deposit. That amount will offset the device’s price when it is launched. Once the official pricing is revealed, customers will need to pay the balance in order to get their device.
How To Pre-Order?
- Step 1: Make a deposit of RM999 on 3rd Sept 2020 in the links below.
- Step 2: Receive a notification with voucher link to offset RM999 from official full price.
- Step 3: Make full payment on 5th Sept 2020, 9.30PM onwards.
- Step 4: Delivery of ROG Phone 3 will start from 7th Sept 2020 onwards.