First Smartphone With Snapdragon 865+ Will Launch On July 22

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So, it seems like the very first smartphone with the all-new Snapdragon 865 SoC could launch on July 22. What phone is that? Well, it’s the ASUS ROG Phone 3, a gaming smartphone.

This chip-related confirmation comes from Ishan Agarwal, a well-known tipster. He did share a post from the company itself, a post on Twitter, though that tweet has now been deleted.

We don’t really know what that post was about, to be quite honest. In any case, the tipster says that the phone will “probably” launch with the Snapdragon 865+.

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That is something every rumor in the last couple of weeks has been pointing at. The phone is all basically confirmed at this point, it got certified recently, while the company has already teased it in China.

The first smartphone with Snapdragon 865+ to launch on July 22 in form of ASUS ROG Phone 3

The company did confirm that the phone will launch on July 22, as a landing page is already up and running. That will also be a global event, by the looks of it. It will start at 11 AM EST / 5 PM CET.

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 will look like a gaming phone, no doubt about it. In other words, it will probably look considerably different than your regular smartphone.

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You can expect this phone to launch free of display notches and holes, as it’s all about screen real-estate and gaming enjoyment. The phone may also include some sort of LED lighting on the back.

The device will most likely keep the 6.59-inch fullHD+ AMOLED panel from the ROG Phone 2. It may even have the same refresh rate as that device, 120Hz refresh rate.

The phone will include a large battery

The device will, allegedly, include three cameras on the back. Two of those three will be 64 and 13-megapixel cameras. Its battery will also be quite large, it will be between 5,800mAh and 6,000mAh in capacity.

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The phone is said to support fast charging as well. If rumors are to be believed, it will ship with 30W fast wired charging, just like its predecessor. 10W reverse charging may also be included (wired as well).

Android 10 will come pre-installed on the phone, along with ROG’s very own software. The company will release some accessories with this device, almost certainly. While some previous accessories will be compatible as well.

There you have it. The ASUS ROG Phone 3 may become the first smartphone to feature the Snapdragon 865+. Everything will be revealed on July 22.

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