ASUS ROG Phone 3 slated for a July release in China; global launch to follow soon
The upcoming ASUS ROG Phone 3 has been a hot topic for quite some time now. The phone has been subjected to quite a few leaks, which have given us a decent idea about its specifications. We now have a tentative release date, and this time, it is straight from the horse's mouth.
The official ASUS ROG Phone 3 Weibo handle posted earlier today that the phone will be released sometime in July but neglected to mention an exact date. ASUS has once again partnered with Chinese gaming behemoth Tencent, which is apparent by the prominent Tencent branding on the phone's exterior.
The full extent of the partnership between Tencent and ASUS is still unknown. We're probably looking at some hardware-level optimizations for some Tencent games. Timed exclusives are a possibility too. Epic Games kept Fortnite Mobile exclusive to Samsung phones for quite some time. Tencent may follow suit with one of its upcoming titles.
It'll be interesting to see how the ASUS ROG Phone 3 performs against similarly-specced competitors from companies such as iQOO, Nubia, and Black Shark. If it does come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC as foretold, then it should blow just about every 2020 flagship to smithereens.