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Asus ROG Phone 3 complete spec sheet and German contract pricing leaked ahead of launch — three SKUs including a Snapdragon 865 variant with fewer LTE bands inbound

The Asus ROG Phone 3's design is largely unchanged from its predecessor. (Image Source: Evan Blass)
The Asus ROG Phone 3's design is largely unchanged from its predecessor. (Image Source: Evan Blass)
The complete specifications and European SKU listing of the ROG Phone 3 have been revealed by a German e-tailer just ahead of the phone's official launch on July 22nd. The ROG Phone 3 will likely be available in three SKUs on Deutsche Telekom with the lowest of them being powered by the Snapdragon 865 and featuring 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage, and support for fewer LTE bands compared to the other two.
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Asus is all set to unveil the ROG Phone 3 on July 22nd. We've previously seen that Asus will be continuing the ROG Phone 2's design this time around as well with minor changes. Recently, many of the key specs of the ROG Phone 3 came to light recently thanks to an NCC certification. Now, German e-tailer MobileForYou has published the complete ROG Phone 3 spec sheet along with SKU information and contract pricing for Deutsche Telekom.

We now get to know that the ROG Phone 3 will sport a 6.59-inch 2,340 x 1,080 display with an in-display fingerprint reader. The refresh rate of the display is not mentioned. However, we do expect a 144 Hz panel  this time. While we are already aware of the 16 GB RAM and 512 GB storage configuration, it looks like Asus may offer the phone in 8 GB and 12 GB RAM variants as well along with a 256 GB storage option; there does not seem to be a 1 TB option as was the case with the ROG Phone 2.

The ROG Phone 2 sported the same dual-camera setup as the ZenFone 6. While there is a strong possibility that the ZenFone 7 may get a triple-camera upgrade, the ROG Phone 3 seems to make do with a 64 MP + 13 MP dual-camera setup along with a 24 MP selfie cam.

The ROG Phone 3 features the usual assortment of connectivity features including 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. The spec sheet also confirms the 6,000 mAh battery that we reported earlier. LTE band support varies depending on the SKU, though.

Speaking of SKUs, there seems to be at least three different SKUs for Europe — the 8 GB RAM 256 GB storage option features a Snapdragon 865 while the other two SKUs are powered by the newer Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC. These are available for pre-order in Germany on a Deutsche Telekom contract.

Asus ROG Phone 3 SKUConfigurationContract Price
ZS661KS-1A002EUSnapdragon 865, 8 GB/256 GB€5.95
ZS661KS-6A020EUSnapdragon 865+, 12 GB/512 GB€189.95
ZS661KS-6A021EUSnapdragon 865+, 16 GB/512 GB€281.95

The 8 GB RAM variant has support for fewer LTE bands compared to the other two. According to the specs posted by MobileForYou, the 8 GB SKU supports the following LTE bands:

  • LTE: 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700),
  • TD-LTE: 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

The 12 GB and 16 GB SKUs support:

  • LTE: 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850),28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600), 25(1900),30(2300)
  • TD-LTE: 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500),42(3500),48(3600)

While we have little reason to doubt this information, we would still advise keeping that proverbial salt handy till the official launch on July 22nd.

Asus ROG Phone 3 ZS661KS-6A020EU - Specifications. (Source: MobileForYou.de)
Asus ROG Phone 3 ZS661KS-6A020EU - Specifications. (Source: MobileForYou.de)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-07-20 (Update: 2020-07-20)