ASUS has launched its much-awaited ROG gaming smartphone today at the ongoing event Computex 2018. The smartphone is named as ASUS ROG Phone, the smartphone features a unique design by having a 3D chamber for cooling the smartphone and is powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The phone will give a tough competition to the other gaming smartphones like the Black Shark gaming phone, the Nubia Red Devil, and the Razer Phone. However, as of now, there are no details of price or availability of the ROG Phone.
ASUS ROG Design
The phone supports a full-screen display with dual front-facing speakers. On the rear side of the phone, the famous ROG logo is present which lights up in different colours and can be customized as per your desire. The main design highlight of the smartphone is its 3D vapour-chamber cooling system for keeping the device from overheating.
Asus ROG Phone specifications
The Asus ROG Phone runs on Andriod 8 oreo with the ROG Gaming UI applied on the top and features a 6-inch full-HD+ display AMOLED display with a resolution of (1080×2160 pixels) with 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. The company is also touting of a 108.6 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut and 10000:1 contrast ratio. The smartphone is powered by the latest and fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, with Adreno 630 GPU which is optimised for gaming. The phone is housed with 8GB of RAM and comes upto 512 GB of internal storage.
As far as the Connectivity is concerned in includes options like Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, AGPS, Glonass, USB Type-C port, NFC, and 3.5mm jack. It comes with the sensor like an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors. It is backed up by a 4000mAh battery which is claimed to give 7 hours of gameplay on wifi. The company said that the battery the ROG Gaming phone is capable of charging 60 percent in just 33 minutes. Concerning dimensions, the handset measures 158.8×76.2×8.6mm and weighs 200 grams.
ASUS ROZ Gaming Phone Cameras :
Talking about the cameras of the phone, it features dual rear cameras with 12 Megapixel as the primary sensor and an 8 Megapixel as the secondary sensor. On the front, it has a single 8 Megapixel camera for selfies and video recording.
Vice President of Qualcomm, Don McGuire, highlighted the company’s partnership with ROG. He said, “Our entirely re-architected Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with the gaming-optimised Adreno 630 GPU is designed for speed, minimising thermal throttling and maximising battery efficiency so users can enjoy gaming for longer period of time. Snapdragon 845 is engineered to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience; supporting exceptional performance, fast and smooth graphics, and Gigabit speeds whether on LTE or 802.11ad Wi-Fi.”
ASUS ROG Phone Accessories
The ROG Phone is a perfect gaming smartphone on its own but ASUS has also launched a couple of accessories that adds tons of other features to the device.
- AeroActive Cooler – This is a cooling fan which can be clipped with the phone and is bundled with the phone. An app will let you take the control of the fan, in case you want to turn it off or now or modify its speed.
- Gamevice Gamepad – This is Gaming pad with side mounted buttons on each side and resembles the Motorola pad for Moto Z series.
- TwinView Pedestal – This features a 6-inch second display and turns the device into a sort of Nintendo 3DS. Both the screen can be used separately, one for gaming and other for chatting or browsing. It also supports a built-in 6000mAh battery.
- Mobile Desktop Dock – This is a device by which you can use the smartphone as a desktop PC. There are a number of ports for connecting a monitor, keyboard, mouse and other devices.
- WiGig Dock – This is a 60GHz 802.11ad dock that works with the Gamevice gamepad and by which you can stream your smartphone to a TV.