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Asus ROG Phone Specifications, Features and Price

Years after taking on desktop computers, the gamer-centric branding is now terrorizing and paving its way to the mobile phone world. Following Razer’s footsteps, ASUS has unveiled the ROG Phone, it’s first “gaming phone”.

ASUS decided to go many more steps ahead of Razer to really sell you this phone. Starting with the phone itself, it features the gamery aesthetic that plagues every gaming-centric computer out there. The front is all glass with cutouts at the top and bottom for a pair of stereo speakers. On the back is what looks like cooling vents with a dual camera system and a sideways ASUS ROG logo.

The logo features RGB illumination (because why not?) and can be programmed to display any color in different patterns and also use as a notification light. The back is also covered in Corning Gorilla Glass, just like the front. The phone is also water-resistant although no official rating is provided.

Aside having a USB-C port and a headphone jack at the bottom, the phone also has an accessory port on the left in the center. The side port can be used for charging while gaming so the cable doesn’t interfere with your hand. The headphone jack supports 24-bit/192Khz Hi-Res Audio playback and DTS Headphone:X.

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The phone has three ultrasonic pressure sensitive zones. One is on the side like on HTC phones, which can be squeezed to activate the “X MODE”, which optimizes performance by shutting down background tasks and turning the theme red. It also activates the fan on the optional AeroActive Cooler accessory, which also includes a USB-C port and a headphone jack that comes out the left side of the phone so they don’t interfere with your hands on the bottom edge. The other two are on the two corners in landscape mode. These are called “AirTrigger” and work as virtual trigger buttons in games. You can map them to any function within the game as long as it is supported.

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Internally, the phone packs a special, binned version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, which clocks up to 2.96GHz instead of the usual 2.8GHz. It is paired with 8GB of RAM and a choice of either 128GB or 512GB of storage. A “GameCool” vapor-chamber is included to pull the heat away from the chipset and distribute it along the phone. The phone also includes 802.11ad Wi-Fi, which is still quite rare. The battery is a sizable 4000mAh with ASUS “HyperCharge” 20W fast charging.

The display is likely the star attraction. It’s a 6-inch, 18:9 AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2160×1080. Most importantly, the panel refreshes at 90Hz and has a response time of 1ms. ASUS also claims HDR support and 108.6% DCI-P3 coverage.

The accessory support is quite extensive. Apart from the aforementioned AeroActive Cooler, there is the Gamevice controller, which attaches to either side of the phone. It includes a WiGig Dock for streaming the game on to a big screen over the fast 802.11ad connection. There’s also a dock for connecting the phone to accessories like a keyboard, mouse and monitor.

Lastly, there is the TwinView Dock, which has a clamshell design. The phone goes into the top part and the bottom part has a second 6-inch, 1080p display. The accessory also has its own 6000mAh battery.

Checkout the full specs of Asus ROG Phone below.

Asus ROG Phone Specifications

Network

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE
  • Data Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps

SIM Type and Count

  • Nano-SIM

Software (OS)/Skin

  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) / ROG Gaming UI
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Design & Build

  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 76.2 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 200 g
  • Build: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass) & aluminum frame
  • Colours: Black
  • 3 Ultrasonic pressure sensitive zones

Display

  • Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (76.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (402 PPI)
  • Multitouch: Yes, up to 10 fingers
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  • 6% DCI-P3 color gamut
  • Wide Colour Gamut
  • HDR display
  • 90 Hz (1ms pixel response time)

Hardware & Memory

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.96 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128/518 GB
  • External Storage: No

Camera

  • Rear: Dual: 12 MP + 8 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Front-facing: 8 MP

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Support: MP4/WMV/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • DTS Headphone:X
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector

Miscellaneous

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document viewer

Battery

  • Charging: Fast battery charging 20W (Quick Charge 4+)
  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

Announcement & Availability Date

  • Announced: June, 2018
  • Availability: 2018, Q3

Pricing

  • Launched Price: To Be Announced

Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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