Updated: Jul 9, 2020
ASUS finally confirmed that they'll be announcing the ROG Phone 3 on 22nd of July. As of now, there is nothing on the Zenfone 7 but, Qualcomm did announce earlier that the device does exist so, maybe sometime down the line we'll see it too.
The ROG Phone 2 was the best selling gaming phone of 2019. With the Zenfone 6 getting a lot of praise for it's exceptional selfie capabilities, the ROG Phone 2 did set a new benchmark for raw smartphone performance. Creating these two exceptional products opened the pathway to expand in a more versatile user base in 2020. That's where the ROG Phone 3 comes in & ASUS has a huge opportunity to do things right.
ASUS has confirmed through their social media channels that they'll be launching the ROG Phone 3 on 22nd of July, 8:30 p.m. IST (11 a.m. Eastern Time) and by the looks of it, this is indeed a global launch. All events are being held digitally because of the pandemic anyway so, it's the same for the new ROG Phone. However, availability will vary from country to country.
As far the hardware spec go, the ROG Phone 3 is expected to spot a 144 Hz Full HD+ AMOLED display with 288 or 300 Hz touch sampling rate and 1 ms response time. Keeping the tradition alive the SOC is gonna be the Snapdragon 865+. However, it'll be supporting 5G if that's your jam. The top tier model will also have 16 Gigabytes of LPDDR5 RAM and 512 Gigabytes of UFS 3.1 storage. There might be a 1TB variant but, there are no strong indications towards that just yet.
The prices of Snapdragon 865 devices are pretty high right now so, the ROG Phone 3 may cost a little more compared to last year. This might be more significant in North Amarican markets compared to the Asian ones but, let see how ASUS plays this one. For those who are waiting for the Zenfone 7, ASUS may not release the device just yet until they can get the launch prices a bit down. That'll actually make a lot more sense & as Qualcomm has already confirmed the existence of the device, hopefully ASUS won't scrap it.
Source: @ASUS_ROG on Twitter