Asus ROG Phone has been officially launched in Taipei, the most powerful Android smartphone ever thanks to an overclocked Snapdragon 845 that touches 2.96 GHz. It’s not just about benchmarks and mere numbers, even if impressive (over 300,000 points on Antutu), the ROG Phone was actually designed to play and offer a unique experience.
Asus ROG Phone Features
The hardware of the highest level that will dwarf any opponent, alongside the SoC we have 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage, exactly the configuration that we will see in all probability in US. That’s not all, to complete the circle we have the standard Wi-Fi 802.11ad, 10 times faster than usual “ac”, and a dual USB Type-C ports that allow charging while we are playing with the device in the landscape.
Special attention to the software side, thanks to a dedicated Asus app we can check the status of the CPU, GPU, memory and battery, a 4.000mAh with a quick charge and support for Quick Charge 4.0 (it even speaks 30 minutes to go from 0 to 60%). There is also a small slider that directly controls the fan of the “Aero Cooler”, a small accessory that hooks us to the ROG Phone (through the dual Type-C) and cools certain boilers during long gameplay sessions. The latter has another function, that is to offer a Type-C and the 3.5 audio jack on the side of the device.
A lot of power and super display, Asus has chosen a 6-inch AMOLED display with full HD resolution, HDR support and refresh rate of 90Hz, a factor that can make the difference, as already seen on the Razer Phone. Very low response time, we speak of 1ms.
It comes with the optional TwinView Dock for a dual-screen handheld mode. It has a Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop-style gaming and a Gamevice controller with WiGig Dock using 60GHz Wi-Fi for big-screen gaming. Other ROG Phone features include Asus Aura RGB lighting and Aura Sync support and Asus HyperCharge direct-charge technology.
Asus ROG Phone Specifications
Asus ROG Phone features a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut and 10000:1 contrast ratio. It runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, with gaming-optimized Adreno 630 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of inbuilt storage.
On the camera front, the handset comes with a dual rear camera with 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The handset runs ROG Gaming UI and packs a 4000mAh battery that promises 7 hours of Wi-Fi gameplay. The company claims that the battery is capable of getting to 60 percent of charge in 33 minutes.
For connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, AGPS, Glonass, USB Type-C port, NFC, and 3.5mm jack. It measures 158.8×76.2×8.6mm and weighs 200 grams. For sensors, we find an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors.
At the moment, Asus has not provided any details about its price or availability but did say it will make its way to the US soon (around August).