ROG(Republic of Gamers) is pretty well-known series from Asus. The ROG lineup is known for best in class gaming laptops. Today, Asus has taken a step ahead and has announced ROG phone with several features that are not found on a regular flagship smartphone. The Asus ROG phone was announced at the ongoing Computex 2018 at Taipei.
The ROG phone features a 6-inch FullHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels. The display also supports HDR content and comes with a 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response rate. The phone is powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 SOC, clocking at 2.9GHz and Adreno 630 GPU. It comes with 8GB RAM and up to whopping 512GB storage with no microSD card support. The phone is backed by a massive 4000mAH battery that also charges from 0-60% in 30minutes. Also, the phone features two USB Type-C port, the second one is placed on the right side of the ROG phone so that one can game even while the device is being charged without any hassle.
In the camera department, it sports a 12MP+8MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, OIS/EIS, Pro mode with RAW support, the secondary 8MP camera comes with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens and there is an 8MP shooter at the front for selfies. The ROG phone also features a rear fingerprint scanner which is kind of oddly shaped. Asus has also packed in a cooling system which will help sustain peak gaming performance. They also come with an AeroActive Cooler which clips onto the back and blows air over the phone to keep it cool. It features stereo haptic engine which provides detailed force feedback during games.
Asus is not only announcing the phone but is also trying to create an ecosystem for hardcore gamers. Apart from the phone, Asus has launched an array of accessories for the ROG Phone, including a desktop dock, a twin view dock with a second screen, WiGig dock to stream the phone’s display to a second screen, and a third-party controlled in partnership with GameVice. Prior to this Razer had made gaming phone and also ZTE made Nubia Red Magic. which were purely dedicated to the gamers. There is no word on the pricing or availability of the phone yet.