Asus ROG Phone 3 Hits 160Hz With A Hidden Mod

It seems like Asus hid an easter egg

Asus has just released the Asus ROG Phone 3 and it seems like enthusiasts are hard at work at unraveling anything they could in the developer community.

In an post published by XDA-Developers, developers have managed to enable yet another refresh rate option under the display settings of the Asus ROG Phone 3, adding an other 16Hz on top of the already incredibly fast 144Hz refresh rate.

Traditionally, Asus has advertised 144Hz as the max refresh rate on their phone alongside a 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz option for folks who want much more granular control over their refresh rate as most Android phones still lack any form of dynamic refresh rates.

Based off of the details published by the folks over at XDA, to enable the 160Hz option, you need a PC with access to an ADB terminal. Once you have access to the two requirements, simply run the following command in fastboot mode to enable 160Hz option:

adb shell setprop debug.vendor.asus.fps.eng 1

There’s no telling why Asus may want to disable and hide the option, but it could definitely be speculated that they may have done it as a lot of their display batches might have been unresponsive with a lucky few managing to hit 160Hz with full stability. But then again, but the law of diminishing returns kick in with anything above 120Hz.

With the numbers race being classically used to drive sales alongside gaming devices, we wouldn’t be surprised to see an Android device with a 240Hz display within the next couple of years.

Usman Abdul Jabbar

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