Asus has finally announced their first gaming smartphone under ROG series with Asus ROG Phone in Taiwan. The ROG Phone comes in Black color with the AeroActive Cooler and other accessories of the phone will be sold separately but will have a special version of the Phone where one can get all the accessories under a suitcase with a top variant of the device. As of now there are no details about pricing and will go on sale from Q3 of 2018.
The ultra-comfortable design of ROG Phone includes unique side-mounted ports, and the enhanced, ultra-responsive game controls including two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics which let gamers focus all their skills on the game, giving them the edge they need for total domination.
The ROG Phone comes with unique GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling which comes with 48 pin connector long with extra landscape-friendly USB 3.0 Type-C connector for the charger and 3.5mm audio jack for headphones. GameCool system features highly efficient 3D vapor-chamber cooling inside that provides a 16X-larger surface area and the end result is 50% faster performance than any other standard smartphone with similar specs.
The amazing TwinView Dock turns ROG Phone into a powerful dual-screen console for the ultimate gaming and live-streaming experience. As well as a 6-inch AMOLED (2160 x 1080) auxiliary screen that’s great for split-screen live-streaming, extended game display or group communication, it packs a front-facing quad-speaker system, two extra physical trigger buttons, dual-haptic force-feedback engine, an enhanced cooling system and a high-capacity 6000mAh extended battery pack.
The Mobile Desktop Dock allows gamers to connect ROG Phone to an external 4K UHD monitor, mouse and keyboard. ROG Phone can be used as an auxiliary display, hooked up to a wired gigabit LAN and drive a 5.1-channel surround-sound system via the SP/DIF output.
With the Gamevice controller and the WiGig Dock using 60GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi ROG Phone converts into a portable console with a full inventory of physical gaming controls and ultra-low-latency wireless display connectivity for a seamless big-screen gaming experience that’s perfect for group viewing. It packs dual analog joysticks, left and right fire triggers and bumpers, a D-pad, along with A, B, X, Y and L3, R3 buttons.
The new ROG Phone is built out of metal along with diamond-cut highlights and copper detailing. ROG Phone is the world’s first phone with ASUS Aura RGB lighting on the back of the device which comes with Rainbow colors LED light which can be customized for incoming calls, notifications and more. It weighs 200 grams and is 8.6 mm thick.
The ROG Phone sports 6.0 inches FHD+ 18:9 (2160×1080) AMOLED HDR display with 90Hz refresh rate with 1ms pixel response time, 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut, 10000:1 contrast ratio & is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on top along with the 2.5D curved glass. It comes with Discrete image processing chip support HDR display – gaming, video & images.
The ROG Phone is powered by SD845 SoC coupled with 2.96 GHz clocked SD845 SoC coupled with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB/512GB UFS 2.1 internal memory without support for microSD card.
It features the Dual rear camera with a primary camera of 12MP using 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, 1.4µm pixel size, 83° field of view, PDAF, 4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization with a secondary 8MP camera having a wide aperture lens of 120 degrees. There is 8MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/1.8 along and 84 degrees field of view.
The ROG Phone is also Water resistant body and comes with a fingerprint scanner. It features Dual front-facing stereo speakers with smart amplifier, 24-bit/192KHz Hi-Res Audio, Triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology, DTS Headphone:X 7.1 virtual surround-sound & Qualcomm aptX High-definition Bluetooth® wireless audio.
The connectivity option includes Dual SIM with 4G LTE and VoLTE support, Dual Band Wifi, 2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct and WiGig, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, 2x USB Type-C Port, NFC, and FM Radio.
All this is fueled by large 4000 mAh battery with fast charging (PD 3.0) (20W) ASUS HyperCharge direct charging and QC 4.0 fast charging support. it runs on Android 8.1 with ROG Gaming X mode UI on top.