It was already assumed that Asus’ next gaming-centric flagship phone, the ROG Phone 3, would debut in or around July 2020, but now Chinese videogame publisher Tencent has confirmed its arrival.
With the combined effect of last year’s ROG Phone 2 launch and an assortment of other rumours around this year’s release, it was already assumed that Asus would pull the wraps off the ROG Phone 3 in July.
Tencent Games, who has an involvement in various established titles – including League of Legends, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite – posted on Chinese social media site Weibo on 23 June that the ROG Phone 3 will be arriving next month.
Source: Weibo (machine-translated from Chinese)
While the post itself simply states that the phone will be released “soon” the ROG Phone 3 embedded within the post is actually where this key tidbit can be seen.
Here’s a full-size version of the image above:
Pair this with the existing bevvy of leaks detailed in our ROG Phone 3 rumour roundup and this might be one of the most interesting phone launches of the year, particularly as it arrives next month, with little flagship competition expected to arrive around the same time, save for Asus’ own rumoured ZenFone 7.
Related: Best Gaming Phone 2020
The ROG Phone 2 currently resides at the top of our best gaming phone roundup for good reason. It excels thanks to its combination of a large, sharp, high-refresh-rate display, powerful internals and a suite of gaming-focused accessories that have the potential to grant serious gamers a competitive edge.
Based on the existing leaks, the ROG Phone 3 is shaping up to be a timely upgrade that leverages the power of Qualcomm’s top-tier Snapdragon 865 chipset, 8, 12 or even 16GB of RAM, another sizeable high refresh-rate display and more.
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