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June 25, 2018

Asus ROG Review: An Ultimate Gaming Phone, Especially designed for Gaming Enthusiasts

The ROG mobile phone from Asus is a great competitor to the premium Xiaomi Black Shark and Razer mobile phone. It is dedicated to providing a “portable console” level gaming experience with a combination of high-end hardware and connected peripherals. Highlights of the device are related to a 90Hz refresh rate Full HD+ screen, Snapdragon 845 processor, 4000mAh hefty battery, amazing cooling and the highest quality selection of attachable controllers and docks, etc.

Asus ROG Release Date and Availability

Asus has announced its gaming phone, named ROG, in early June. And according to the recent reports, it will arrive in India soon. The most exciting news is that the US launch seems almost confirmed as the US website of Asus now has a dedicated page for this gaming phone.

Sadly, the exact Asus ROG release date is still unknown. But the chances are great that the phone will be released throughout the world in early July. We will update you as soon as we found any confirmation regarding this.

Asus ROG Price

Like the release date, Asus ROG price is also not available. And we will have to wait until its official release. Asus ROG price in Australia will be updated accordingly.

Asus ROG Specs and Features

The Asus ROG gaming phone specs and most prominent features are as under.

  • 6.0-Inch AMOLED Display w/ 1080x2150p Resolution
  • 18:9 Aspect Ratio, Pixels Density: 402ppi
  • 76.9% Screen-to-body Ratio
  • Corning Gorilla Glass (Unspecified Version)
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Chipset
  • 2.96GHz Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) Processor
  • Adreno 630 GPU
  • 8GB Powerful RAM
  • 128GB/512GB Internal Storage
  • Dual Lens Camera: 12MP + 8MP w/ LED Flash
  • Features: touch focus, face detection, phase detection auto-focus, and HDR
  • 8MP Selfie Camera w/ f/2.0 aperture
  • Android 8.1 Oreo OS w/ ROG Gaming X Mode UI
  • 4000mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non-Removable)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5, A2DP
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear),Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • Nano-SIM
  • Weight: 200 grams
  • Colors Available: Black

Design

Backed by a solid, precisely manufactured 2.5D- and 3D-curved Corning Gorilla Glass, diamond-cut highlights, the metal-framed, and water-resistant ROG gaming mobile phone is a great combination of battle-hardened build with a comfortable gaming grip for an unmatched gaming experience.

ROG is specially designed to run smoothly even when the action gets intense, thanks to its amazing GameCool system that offers highly efficient 3D vapor-chamber cooling, copper heat spreader and carbon cooling pads for ultimate cooling performance.  A detachable external AeroActive Cooler included for an extra cooling boost. With GameCool, you don’t need to worry about hot hands and destroyed games.

This is the world’s first mobile phone that comes with ASUS Aura RGB lighting, to highlight incredible ROG logo on the back. Not only this, you can also trigger lighting effects with your smartphone events including incoming calls, alerts, and more, to give your Asus device a unique personality.

Performance

When it comes to performance, ROG is at its best. It takes mobile gaming performance to the next level, as its every single component optimised for a responsive and lag-free gaming experience.

With an incredible 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC well supported by Adreno 630 GPU, and 8GB of RAM, ROG is truly a gaming powerhouse. In addition, ROG Phone also includes ultrafast wireless connectivity, including the latest 802.11ad gigabit-class Wi-Fi and Cat 16 LTE.

Display

This ultimate gaming mobile phone also comes with the ultimate display, featuring an ultrafast AMOLED screen panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and an extra-ordinary 1ms pixel response time for blur-free extra-smooth visuals. Through a wide 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut, colors are amazingly sharp and vivid, and hence game worlds seem as beautiful as they were intended, and HDR visuals with a 10,000:1 ratio assist broadcast extended details.

Cameras

This great gaming phone is backed by 12MP+8MP dual-camera set-up that uses cutting-edge hardware to take your photography to the next level. And hence, you will always get more bright and more clear shots every time you shoot, no matter what type of lighting conditions you are facing.

With its highly light-sensitive IMX363 Sony flagship sensor, 120-degree wide-angle second rear camera, and an impressive front-facing camera, ROG will let you capture the whole wide world while removing the creativity limits. This way, you will concentrate on the subject, not the camera lens.

Software

Asus ROG is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo, with the special X Mode UI. With just a single tap, you can free up all background RAM and dedicate it to games, optimize game-data processing performance, and maximize the efficiency of the AeroActive Cooler. X Mode also prevents RAM-eating and battery-sapping app activity, based on a customizable list of apps. ROG Phone is ready for action.

Battery

ROG Phone is built to cope with the power-intensive demands of gaming, with a high-capacity battery that gives you more freedom to play. Charging time can be critical when you’re on a long mission, so ROG Phone not only supports Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging but when you use the bundled ROG Phone power adapter you also get the benefit of ASUS HyperCharge, a direct-charge technology that puts the charging circuitry inside the power adapter rather than the phone. This delivers more power (up to 20W) for shorter, safer charge times, and also means ROG Phone stays cooler when it’s charging. For maximum flexibility, you can also charge ROG Phone with any standard USB-C charger.

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