At Computex 2018, Asus has announced the ROG Phone, a smartphone dedicated towards mobile gaming. The Republic of Gamers (ROG) was started in 2006 with an aim to push boundaries to deliver a better gaming experience.
The ROG Phone is based on Android OS and comes with an innovative 3D vapour-chamber cooling system. It’s the first gaming smartphone from Asus and the first device to feature its Republic of Gamers (ROG) branding.
Specifications, Features of Asus ROG Phone
Running on Android 8.1 Oreo with custom “ROG Gaming” ZenUI skin on top, the ROG Phone features a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) AMOLED display and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The SoC is paired with gaming-optimised Adreno 630 GPU along with 8GB of RAM.
The rear camera on ROG Phone features two sensors, 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel, while on the front sits an 8-megapixel selfie camera. As far as the storage is concerned, the gaming handset packs up to 512GB of inbuilt storage.
It comes with standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, AGPS, Glonass, USB Type-C port, NFC, and 3.5mm jack, and also a 4000mAh battery which is rated to deliver around 7 hours of Wi-Fi gameplay.
Another highlight of the ROG Phone is the GameCool vapour-chamber cooling system that efficiently transfers heat away from the SoC and into the body.
It comes with the optional accessories which include TwinView Dock for dual-screen handheld mode, a Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop-style gaming and a Gamevice controller with WiGig Dock using 60GHz Wi-Fi for big-screen gaming.
|Features||Asus ROG Phone|
|Display||6-inch, 18:9, 2160x1080, AMOLED|
|CPU|| Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor @2.96GHz
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 630|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo with custom "ROG Gaming" ZenUI skin|
|Storage||128GB / 512GB|
|Rear camera||12MP + 8MP (120-degree wide-angle)|
|Battery||4,000mAh, USB Type-C, 20W fast charging|
|Speakers||Dual front-facing stereo speakers with smart amplifier|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, e-compass, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient light sensor,
the fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, 2 x ultrasonic AirTriggers
|Connectivity||802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad 2x2 MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct and WiGig 802.11ad wireless display support
Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack
|Dimensions||158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm|