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ASUS ROG Phone 3 now supports the Google Phone app and playing HDR video in Netflix

ASUS ROG Phone gaming smartphones are now on their third-generation, and they have often been regarded as the undisputed king of high-spec (or overkill). The ASUS ROG Phone 3 was recently launched along that formula. With an eye-watering 144Hz display (that can even be turned up to 160Hz if that’s somehow not enough for you), a beefy Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and very generous amounts of RAM and storage, it’s also the undisputed king of ridiculous specifications. This phone is able to handle almost everything you throw at it fairly easily. And for those of you who have purchased this device, you will be glad to know that the phone is getting a few improvements.

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First off, Google Phone app support. The ASUS ROG Phone 3’s UI is pretty close to stock Android, but not quite stock Android, as the device uses its own suite of apps for some solutions. But if you want an experience that’s even closer to Google’s Android, now you can: You can now go ahead and download Google Phone, Google’s dialer that’s used on Pixel smartphones as well as in other Android phones that brings several features such as a clean UI, spam protection, and much more.

Phone (Free, Google Play) →

Secondly, but not least important at all, is HDR video support for Netflix. As you may or may not know, in order to play HDR series and movies on Netflix your device needs to be manually approved by Netflix on their end, else, you’ll only get regular streaming. As of yet, you couldn’t stream HDR video on Netflix while using the ASUS ROG Phone 3 despite having a display capable of outputting that, but that’s changing now. The ASUS ROG Phone 3 now can playback HDR 10 content in Netflix at FHD resolution. So that’s pretty good news if you want higher quality for your movies and other content.

Netflix (Free+, Google Play) →

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