The apparent Asus ROG Phone 3 leaked on Chinaâ€™s TENAA website earlier this week, giving us a ton of information and showing off images of the device.
Now, regular Weibo leaker Digital Chat Station has posted two images, with one apparently showing the ROG Phone 3 in the wild. This picture only shows the back of the phone, but we can make out what appears to be a triple rear camera setup as well as what could be â€œ64MP quad bayerâ€� branding.
In other words, it looks like the Asus ROG Phone 3 indeed sports a 64MP primary camera, capable of delivering 16MP pixel-binned shots. We previously saw a dual camera arrangement on the ROG Phone 2 (48MP+13MP ultra-wide), so hopefully the third camera is a handy telephoto shooter here rather than a depth or macro sensor.
Itâ€™s also interesting to note the Tencent Games branding on the phone, suggesting that weâ€™re looking at a special edition variant here. The Tencent-branded ROG Phone 2 was significantly cheaper than the standard model and was largely limited to China. So it looks like we could see a similar scenario with the new phone. If this is indeed a Tencent edition, then it likely wonâ€™t be easily available outside China.
The second photo posted by Digital Chat Station (seen above) shows an apparent Asus ROG Phone 3, packing what could be a 3.5mm port at the bottom. Weâ€™re a little skeptical of this image though, as the TENAA listing specifically notes that thereâ€™s no headphone port. Furthermore, the camera flash seems different when comparing the two pictures. So this could either be a fake image or simply the non-Tencent branded ROG Phone 3. But it would be a shame if one variant got a headphone port and the other didnâ€™t.
In any event, the new phone is looking like an absolute beast, with the TENAA listing revealing an overclocked Snapdragon 865 chipset, up to 16GB of RAM, and a 6,000mAh battery. Hopefully we see the return of features like air triggers and a 120Hz refresh rate too.
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