ASUS ROG at Computex 2018
Published: 6th June 2018 | Source: ASUS ROG | Price: |
An ROG Gaming Smartphone?
We were not kidding when we said that ROG was branching out into new markets, expanding their ROG brand into the gaming smartphone space with their new ROG Phone, a game changer for the mobile market.
To power this device ASUS has partnered with Qualcomm to ship their ROG phone with heavily binned Snapdragon 845 processors that are capable of reaching speeds of 2.96GHz, delivering users more performance than any other Android smartphone on the market.
ASUS has also combined this device with a 6-inch 18:9 2160x1080 AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, 108.6% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and support for HDR. While this is a lower refresh rate than Razer's smartphone, ASUS claims to offer superior display quality.
The phone will also ship with 8GB of onboard LPDDR4X DRAM and with 128GB or 512GB of built-in storage, using USB-C charging on both the top and side of the device to make the phone easy to charge while gaming or on a standard phone charging stand.
The most innovative features on the ROG Smartphone are the device's side mounted charging ports, integrated Air Triggers for additional gaming control and the device's unique accessories that will either enhance the device's gaming performance or offer users other unique functions.
First off there is a portable cooling device, which will allow the phone to maintain higher clock speeds for longer, granting users access to additional performance when playing games like PUBG Mobile. ASUS is also offering an attachable dock that can allow phone users to play their games on a TV screen or monitor, or with a full gamepad through a detachable ROG gamepad add-on, which attaches to either side of the phone's screen.
Last but not least there is ASUS' dual screen handheld dock, which can be used to offer ROG Phone users an extra screen, which can be used with certain games to display useful information like an in-game map or to do a separate task like watching a YouTube video. This TwinView Dock adds an extra 6000mAh battery to the unit, which added to the phone's integrated 4000mAh battery offers users a total of 10,000mAh of power.