It started as a joke but now it is finally a reality, the newest smartphone from ASUS is looking to re-shape portable gaming with their new ROG phone. It packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage and 90Hz refresh rate AMOLED screen! If you are a fan of mobile gaming then this is a must-have. Not only it packs high-end specs but its ROG-themed design makes it the coolest-looking smartphone ever created. According to ASUS, the ROG phone is the most powerful smartphone up to this date, it managed to score a whopping 300k on AnTuTu which enables to play all mobile games in high settings smoothly without overheating, thanks to its unique thermal design for seamless mobile gaming.
Dock into more than a smartphone
The Mobile Desktop Dock lets you build a complete desktop around the ROG Phone, including hooking up a 4K monitor, Gigabit Ethernet, 5.1-channel speakers, and a stack of USB peripherals. It may not be sporting to deftly destroy your rivals using a keyboard and mouse, but the competitive advantage is available if you want it. Using desktop peripherals to plow through your inbox and work on documents is much less controversial.
Rather than stationing the ROG Phone at a desk, the TwinView Dock takes it on the road in a handheld package complete with another screen. The secondary display is identical to the one on the phone, giving game developers more real estate to show maps, inventory, and other important information. Players have room to simultaneously view another application for chatting with teammates, reading up on strategies, or watching other matches. The TwinView Dock is great for live-streaming, especially since it prevents your fingers from blocking the front-facing camera. It also takes gaming further into console territory with physical trigger buttons and dual haptic feedback engines. Enhanced cooling keeps performance on point, while a massive 6,000mAh auxiliary battery extends the run time for your mobile adventures.
The WiGig Dock takes a different approach to secondary screens by using low-latency 802.11ad 60GHz WiFi to broadcast display signals to a base station that plugs into big-screen TVs. It pairs well with the third-party GameVice controller, which squeezes the ROG Phone between banks of traditional gamepad joysticks and buttons to enable a console-like experience that works from across the room on the couch
In terms of graphics, the ASUS ROG Phone is said to be the fastest rendering and gaming performance currently. Beating all the phones in the market, including the Razer Phone and Xiaomi BlackShark in terms of benchmarks.
In terms of cooling, ASUS has somehow made a mini replica of the 3D Vapor-chamber cooling systems that they have that can be seen on actual ROG Laptops.
|Processor||Exclusive 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 630|
|Display||6.0“ 18:9 (2160×1080) AMOLED
90Hz refresh rate with 1ms pixel response time
108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut and 10000:1 contrast ratio
10-point multi-touch (supports Glove Touch)
Discrete image processing chip supports HDR
|Memory||LPDDR4X 8GB RAM|
|Storage||UFS 2.1, 128GB / 512GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, e-compass, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient-light sensor, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, 2 x ultrasonic AirTriggers|
|Wireless||802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad 2×2 MIMO
Wi-Fi Direct and WiGig 802.11ad wireless display support
Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC
|GPS||Supports GPS, aGPS, Glonass, BeiDou|
|Side I/O||Custom USB-C supports USB 3.1 Gen 1, DP 1.4, fast charging (15W)
ASUS HyperCharge direct charging
|Bottom I/O||USB-C supports USB 2.0, fast charging (20W), Direct Charge
3.5mm headphone jack
|Cameras||Main: 12MP + 8MP (120° wide-angle)
|Audio||Dual front-facing stereo speakers with smart amplifier
24-bit/192KHz Hi-Res Audio
DTS Headphone:X 7.1 virtual surround-sound
Qualcomm aptX High-definition Bluetooth® wireless audio
|Dimensions||158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm|
We have yet to see if ASUS will be releasing the phone alongside the accessories or if it would be brought here to the Philippines. The price for the ROG Phone is around $1000 USD and expected to be released by the second half of the year.
Photos from Kantotech
Video Courtesy of: ASUS Republic of Gamers