Back in November 2017 Razer sort of shocked the mobile world by releasing their own phone, which was aimed towards mobile gamers. It looks like ASUS is getting into the game as they have just announced the ROG Gaming Phone. ASUS seems to be pulling out all of the stops with this new smartphone.
It is a 6-inch phone featuring a 2160 x 1080 AMOLED display which blends a blazing 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with gorgeous HDR visuals. It is powered by the world’s fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with gaming-optimized Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU. There is 8GB of RAM inside and as far as cameras there is a 8-megapixel up front and 12/8-megapixel ultra-wide on the back, with a rear fingerprint sensor.
This new mobile gaming powerhouse comes as in all-in-one package. You don’t just get a phone, but a clip-on controller, and WiFi Dock. The dock can even allow you to steam a game from your PC on to the phone. The dock also has USB ports to plug in a real keyboard and mouse!
Being a high-performance gaming phone ASUS wants you to be able to play all day long. It features dual charging sockets, one on the bottom and one on the side. This way the USB-C cable will not get in the way when you are trying to charge the 4000mAh battery. The charging uses ASUS HyperCharge, which moves the charging chip to the power adapter so that heat generated by the charging of the phone is reduced.
Talking about cooling the phone makes use of a GAMECOOL 3D Vapor-chamber cooling system, which uses a carbon cooling pad, copper heatspreader and 3D vapor-chamber design. ASUS says that this cooling technology is 16x better at heat dissipation over standard smartphone cooling.
And of course there are RGB’s on this phone! The ROG logo on the back lights up with RGB lighting and can be tweaked with an app or be controlled with ASUS Aura Sync software to match all of your other ROG hardware.
No word yet on pricing but expect this phone to carry a heavy premium based on its hardware and accessories. ASUS expects to have the phone on the market in Q3. Here are some official renders of the phone…