September 28, 2021

Confirmed: Asus ROG Phone 3 will make its debut later this month

We won't have to wait too long for the ROG Phone 3 launch.

ROG Phone 2 Front shot of display on home screen

Credit: Ryan-Thomas Shaw / Android Authority

  • Asus confirmed the ROG Phone 3 will launch later this month.
  • The news corroborates earlier reports of a launch in July.
  • Asus is still holding the phone’s specs close to its chest.

When the Asus ROG Phone 2 launched late last year, we dubbed it one of the best gaming phones ever. It’s not without stiff competition either. It’s now confirmed that the Asus ROG Phone 3 will get its chance to challenge that title later this month.

According to an event countdown timer published by Asus, the “game changer� is set to debut July 22, at 11PM ET. This also corroborates earlier reports that the phone would launch sometime this month. Check out a screenshot of the timer below.

Asus ROG Phone 3 countdown

As for features, the ROG Phone 3 could boast a bumper hardware list complete with a Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, a 6,000mAh battery, and up to 16GB of RAM. There’s also the possibility of a 64MP primary camera, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and the return of the RGB logo at the rear.

There could be some annoyances for gamers too. A previous TENAA listing suggests the phone won’t have a 3.5mm headphone port, making for a departure from the outgoing ROG Phone 2.

We’ll have to wait for concrete confirmation of those specs and the price, but if the ROG Phone 2 is any indication, the ROG Phone 3 could be priced beyond $899. Need more gaming goodness? Then check out our coverage below.