Taiwanese tech company ASUS unveiled the ROG Phone 3 in July this year as a beastly gaming phone. The phone comes with an unprecedented 144Hz screen refresh rate support, a SNapdragon 865+ chipset and several other features.
Perhaps to leverage on the popularity of the online tactical first-person shooter game CrossFire, ASUS has teamed up with Tencent, the publisher of the game in China, to launch the ASUS ROG phone 3 CrossFire Special Edition. The special edition carries a price tag of 4699 yuan (~$692) and will be available in limited numbers on September 22. ASUS has disclosed that the phone has been on the reservation on Jingdong since September 10. The total number of reservations has reportedly exceeded 160,000.
The ROG phone 3 CrossFire Special Edition comes with a customized theme that reflects the layout of the game. There are also several perks available to buyers which can be used for in-app purchases. You also get special lighting effect when playing CrossFire on the ROG Phone 3. The phone also supports Tencent Solar Core 3.0 game acceleration engine.
As a reminder, the ASUS ROG Phone 3 features a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone sports a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, as well as a refresh rate up to 144 Hz. At 270Hz screen touch sampling rate and 25ms touch response, it can bring more sensitive battlefield visual capture and faster bullet firing speed. The phone also has a LED-lit ROG logo at the rear which lights up during gaming.
The ROG Phone 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 865 Plus mobile platform. The processor offers a 10% increase in GPU and CPU speed. It also brings 5G support to the smartphone with a Snapdragon X52 external 5G modem supporting all the 5G spectrum, including mmWave (SA and NSA). The version comes in 12GB RAM + 256GB storage configuration.
The phone comes with four AirTriggers functionalities which make it possible to setting up the entire gaming controls with less incursion into the display, giving gamers an immersive experience. During the game, players can set up special mapping settings for the four shoulder buttons through the horizontal screen game system. Skilled players can also set up special operation methods through somatosensory mapping to easily operate with multiple fingers.
For photography, the ROG Phone 3 packs a triple camera setup on the back including a 64MP Sony IMX686 main camera with f1.8 aperture and 1.6um large pixel size. There is also a 13MP ultrawide sensor and macro camera. For selfies, the notch-less display houses a 24MP sensor. There is a 6000mAh battery under the hood as well as dual stereo speakers.
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