Asus ROG Phone has been launched by tech giant ASUS as its first gaming smartphone. ASUS is famous for its rugged and powerful gaming laptops, it was only a matter of time before the company will make one for the Android community.
The Asus ROG Phone is here, it promises Android lovers an opportunity to take their gaming skills to another level. It has a GameCool feature which transfers the heat away from the Snapdragon 845. You can also squeeze to an X MODE, to improve performance by shutting down background tasks. Lets found out more.
Asus ROG Phone Key Specs and Features
・6-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 8GB RAM
・Octa-core 2.96GHz Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
・128GB/512GB built-in storage
・12MP + 8MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・4000mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
The ROG Phone looks completely different from what we’ve seen on typically gaming smartphones. It sports cooling vents, which the GameCool feature brings out all the hotness going inside. The ASUS ROG logo at the back displays any colour in different patterns and can be used as a notification light as well.
The Phone is fully water resistant, coming with a 3.5mm jack and a USB type C port, there’s another port by the side for charging while gaming. The dual shooters are horizontal at the top left corner. It’s quite slim for a gaming smartphone, measuring 8.6 mm in thickness, nonetheless, it weighs 200g.
What’s a gaming smartphone without the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio screen for the full view experience. Both the front and back are covered with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5, so you know you’re in safe hands. The screen has 108.6% DCI-P3 colour gamut and HDR support for a smooth gaming experience.
The 6-inch FHD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is more than perfect to bring all your games to life. With a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and 402 pixels per inch density, the screen is ready for your adventures. It also supports up to 10 fingers with a Wide Colour Gamut, HDR display and refreshes up to 90Hz 1ms pixel response time.
HARDWARE and SOFTWARE
Under the hood, Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm is in charge with 8-Core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. It’s worthy to note that the octa-core processor here reaches the fastest clock rate of 2.96GHz with 10nm process technology. The Adreno 630 graphics processor handles everything graphics.
Multitask through all your heavy games with the 8GB RAM space available. While for storage, there are two versions, one with 128GB and an expensive variant with 512GB. You have to choose carefully because you can’t upgrade further. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with ROG Gaming UI.
At the back, there’s a dual 12MP + 8MP rear shooters with phase detection autofocus, LED flash and other features like touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. You can also shoot 4K videos of 2160p@30fps. For selfies, the 8MP selfie shooter will come in handy.
The Asus ROG Phone is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery with fast charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Asus ROG Phone is not available yet.
Asus ROG Phone Full Specs
・Announced: June, 2018
・Status: Coming soon. August, 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: 850/1700/1900/2100
・4G Support: LTE
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Metallic, Aluminium
・Dimensions: 158.5 x 76.2 x 8.6 mm
・Screen Type: FHD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Pixel Density: 402ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 76.9%
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.96GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 630
・Memory Card slot: No
・Internal storage: 128GB/512GB
・Back Camera: 12MP + 8MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, gyroscope
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: Yes