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The ROG Phone 3 edges even closer to launch with a new certification

A new render for the ROG Phone 3. (Source: YouTube)
A new render for the ROG Phone 3. (Source: YouTube)
Asus is currently said to introduce its third-gen ROG Phone in or around early July 2020. A new leak suggests this event may fall sooner in this time-frame rather than later. It concerns a new document that indicates the mobile-gaming device has been approved for sale in Russia.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

The ROG Phone 3 may have broken cover on platforms such as Geekbench already. These leaks put the upcoming gaming device as having 8 to 12GB RAM SKUs and having Wi-Fi 6. News such as this may have helped persuade Asus' joint CEO Hu Shubin to admit that it would indeed be here by the start of 2020's 3rd quarter (3Q2020).

A new leak appears to underline the executive's estimate. It is a new certification document allegedly found on the database of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), a Russian technology authority. This material approves a device called the Asus ZS661KS.

However, should this indeed be the third ROG Phone, it clashes oddly with the rest of the leaks attached to it. They put the device's model number as ASUS_I003DD or ASUS_I003D. On the other hand, its potential predecessor was also known as the ZS660KL as well as the ASUS_I001x. The former sequence seems to serve to distinguish one generation of this series from another.

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The new Asus device on the EEC website. (Source: EEC via NashvilleChatter)
The new Asus device on the EEC website. (Source: EEC via NashvilleChatter)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-06-11 (Update: 2020-06-12)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.