ASUS ROG Phone 3 already available to buy

As we await some breaking ZenFone 7 news, we thought to bring you some news regarding the ASUS ROG Phone 3. This news looks promising for when the ZenFone 7 finally does get an official unveil. You can actually buy the ROG Phone 3 now!

These units are shipping out of Hong Kong, so note the network bands. There are three configurations available:

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Option A:

  • 12GB/128GB – Snapdragon 865
  • $799 (43% off flash sale)

Option B:

  • 12GB/128GB – Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • $859 (43% off flash sale)

Option C:

  • 12GB/256GB – Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • $899 (46% off flash sale)

Network Band:

5G: (band N41, N77, N78, N79)
FDD-LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Band 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
WCDMA (band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8)
EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
CDMA (Band BC0) (CN only)
TD-SCDMA (Band 34, 39) (CN only)

Relating this news to the ZenFone 7, it’s entirely likely that once ASUS unveils the ZenFone 7, there may be a quick pre order to “buy now” phase. Units will likely be ready to ship if this ROG Phone 3 launch is any indicator. We certainly hope there isn’t a big lag between the ZenFone 7 unveiling and buying opportunities.

Regarding the ROG Phone 3, it’s a big phone, but it has a monster 6,000mAh battery that is going to get you 2 days worth of use before needing to recharge. From every early review, the audio from the stereo speakers is the best that can be found on any mobile phone on the planet. So if you like to watch movies more than gaming, the ROG Phone 3 is going to be an impressive audio experience.

Design wise the ROG Phone 3 is similar to last year which means the accessories mostly transfer from the ROG Phone 2 to the new model phone. That’s a bonus!

With the 5G and large battery, ASUS didn’t include a headphone jack simply because there was not the space inside the phone. However, there is an included dongle/adapter and the included fan accessory has a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.

The display is stellar with a 2340 x 1080 resolution on a 6.59-inch AMOLED panel. It has a refresh rate up to 144 Hz! Everything else is an upgrade from last year as you might expect. Faster everything and cameras have seen a substantial improvement as well.

ZS671KS is ZenFone 7 Pro – ZS670KS is ZenFone 7

This is a humbling moment for us. Not earth shattering bad, but we pride ourselves in getting accurate information on the ZenFone series and having reliable insight. We must swallow our pride and admit our mistake on this one however.

First, with a new filing at the EEC, we can now for the first time see two model numbers listed. These are the ZS670KS and the ZS671KS.

Without having any prior experience with ZenFone products, it would seem logical to assume the ZS670KS is the ZenFone 7 and the ZS671KS is the ZenFone 7 Pro. The higher the number, the better the model and it has always been that way.

We have in the past, suggested the ZS670KS is the ZenFone 7 Pro. Simply put, we were wrong.

It made sense based on the information that was available, but the information itself was not air tight. The “KS” does NOT mean Snapdragon Plus processor like we assumed. What we believe now is that ASUS has simply dropped “KL” which is something they used virtually from the start of their mobile phone business. The “KL” was indicative of Snapdragon processors. It’s because of that history we were thrown off a bit here. ASUS has seemingly moved their mobile phones to using “KS” and seemingly ditched “KL”.

But we move on! What’s most exciting is that there is some clarity and hard proof of the two models. It’s exciting right? It’s one step closer to knowing about the next generation ZenFone models.

We still are perplexed by one source we found previously.

They had phone parts for a ZS670KS and listed it with a Snapdragon Plus. An error didn’t seem plausible to us and frankly still doesn’t. However, the growing mountain of leaked information all points to the ZenFone 7 (ZS670KS) having the Snapdragon 865 and not the Snapdragon 865 Plus. Is our confusion understandable? The parts website listing may simply be wrong or perhaps there is some misinterpretation on our end. The part is referencing a motherboard.

Whatever the case, the show goes on. The party is just getting started so stay close!

[source: mysmartprice]

 

Breaking news on ZenFone 7 coming in hours

ASUS has done a stellar job at keeping the ZenFone 7 leaks to an absolute minimum. Things are about to change in a big way and we explain why.

Our claim of breaking news on the ZenFone 7 is coming within hours comes down to one rather important factor—the ROG Phone 3 unveil.

On July 22, 2020 ASUS will take the wraps off the ROG Phone 3. On that lead-up you could say leaks galore and not be far from the truth. There have been no shortage of renders and information about the next generation gaming phone from ASUS.

The principle of not stepping on ones toes makes sense here. It would make no sense from a marketing perspective to be launching and building hype for two different devices at the same time. Said another way, the ROG Phone 3 launch needs to happen before the ZenFone 7 starts to get some love from ASUS.

We are predicting hours, not days for the flood gates to open on the ZenFone 7. Some have speculated that the ZenFone 7 will make an appearance at the ROG Phone 3 event but we highly doubt it for the reason stated above. The ZenFone 7 deserves its own spotlight!

Another factor for why we think ASUS will be going hard on ZenFone 7 news in the minutes and hours following the ROG Phone 3 event is because of competition. There are plenty of competitors set to launch their new devices and ASUS needs to keep pace, and to do that, they need some leaks, renders and information to trickle out. The interest needs to keep pace with the competition so that it makes the purchase decision that much more difficult.

Think about it. If you see that ASUS is coming with their ZenFone 7 will a robust flip camera module, it’s going to make buying a different phone a lot more perplexing. ASUS can, and will stir up the mobile phone industry in hours from now. When that first render hits the web, be assured it’s all everyone will be talking about. The other brands have something to worry about here.

Needless to say, we recommend that you visit us often in the next number of days. It’s going to get hot and steamy regarding ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro news. Renders is what we crave just to confirm the flip camera module. That’s the biggie and the feature that has us up at night, tossing and turning.