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The New ASUS ROG Phone 3 Is Here; Developers Get Devices For Custom Modifications

The all-new ASUS ROG Phone 3 is here and it is undoubtedly a gamer’s paradise. The newly launched ROG phone 3 is up and running with exciting specs. Not only that, ASUS is to send this latest model to kernel and Custom ROM developers to boost its developer-friendliness.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 Specifications

Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Chip, this phone is robust and performance-oriented. This combined with its stylish look makes it a perfect choice for avid gamers. The device is designed for gamers using it for long hours. So, it has an in-built cooling mechanism to prevent overheating. Gamers specifically give the new ASUS ROG Phone 3 a big thumbs-up because of no throttle issues or frame drops after heavy gaming.

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Coming to other key specifications, this device has a 6.59-inch (or 16.74cm) screen with 144 Hz AMOLED display with high refresh rate. It comes with 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM which is extendable up to 16 GB. The other catch of this phone is the huge 6000 mAh battery. It is a pro point for gamers looking for devices that can support long gaming hours. The difference between smartphones and gaming consoles is rapidly getting blurred as the new ASUS ROG Phone 3 supports passthrough charging, i.e., charging without degrading the battery. It warns users after the phone reaches a charging point.

The ROG Phone 3 also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor, dual stereo front-facing speakers and a bunch of other goodies packed within this gaming device. In terms of the software, in addition to Android 10, it also uses the more user-friendly latest ROG UI/ZenUI 7 to give you a better experience as a user.

The 12+512 variant is set at €999 and the 16+512 variant at €1099. The launch-date has not been announced yet.

List Of Developers Who Will Get The ASUS ROG Phone 3

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A host of developers is to receive the ROG Phone 3 to make kernels, custom ROMs and other updates and modifications to the device. A Taiwan-based OEM has already made an official bootloader unlock feature public to gear up third-party modifications to the gaming device. It also continues to publish regular kernel source codes for the new ASUS ROG Phone 3 to keep the ball rolling in terms of high-gear developments.

Among the developers who will receive the ASUS ROG Phone 3 are LineageOS, Paranoid Android, OmniROM, Dirty Unicorns, CarbonROM, AOSPExtended, CleanSlateKernel, Kirisakura Kernel, AICP, and so on. Some of these developers have already received the device and are releasing additional tweaks to upgrade the device. The rebuilds are yet not stable enough but gamers are surely keeping an eye out.

For example, CleanSlate developer has added more functions to the AirTriggers feature in the phone and to the notification LED. The latest Google Camera ports built by Wichaya also support the ASUS ROG Phone 3. So, you can utilize 4 camera lenses or even capture 64MP images using enhanced HDR facility in this phone.

There’s no limit to what developers can do to the new ASUS ROG Phone 3. So, sit tight for more updates.

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