At Computex 2018 in Taiwan, Asus has announced Asus ROG phone for mobile gaming for pure gaming experience on a mobile device.
Asus ROG is powered by world’s fastest, speed-binned 2.96Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with the gaming-optimized Adreno 630 GPU which is claimed to have performance outstripping the previous generation by up to 30%. This phone comes with up to 8GB of RAM and a massive up to 512GB of onboard ROM storage.
To keep this phone cool for playing action packed games continuously, this phone boasts of GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system — with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost. ROG Phone delivers consistent, smooth and stable frame rates with no lag, even during the toughest marathons as claimed by Asus. ROG Phone also comes with ultrafast wireless connectivity including Cat 16 LTE and the latest gigabit-class 60GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi.
To get optimum gaming performance on ROG Phone, it has special X Mode. Just a single tap frees up all background RAM and dedicates it to games, optimizes game-data processing performance, and maximizes the efficiency of the AeroActive Cooler. X Mode also prevents RAM-eating and battery-sapping app activity, based on a customizable list of apps.
This phone sports a 6 inch (2160×1080) AMOLED Display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and 90Hz refresh rate with 1ms pixel response time.
This phone has been designed to give more console-like experience, with three unique ultrasonic AirTrigger touch sensors. Two of these ultra-responsive sensors are optimized as left/right triggers at the top of the display for landscape-mode gaming (the third is designed for use in portrait mode), and they’re fully programmable to activate any available on-screen action: aiming, firing, inventory selection — in fact, anything that normally requires a screen tap. AirTriggers use ultrasonic technology, so they only need a feather-light touch — just 20g compared to rival touch-sensitive controls that need up to 4X the force. An advanced haptic actuator provides a powerful force-feedback system for totally immersive gameplay.
This phone has an additional side-mounted custom USB-C connector that supports direct charging, HDMI output, gigabit LAN and headphones. It has a side-mounted USB-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack for unhindered gameplay. The side connector’s also used for the exclusive expansion modules, including the Mobile Desktop Dock and TwinView Dock.
This phone has strong body with 2.5D- and 3D-curved Corning Gorilla glass, diamond-cut and copper detailing, metal-frame, is water-resistant and provides comfortable gaming grip.
ROG Phone is the world’s first phone with ASUS Aura RGB lighting, featuring an illuminated rear ROG logo that can display a whole rainbow of lighting schemes: static, breathing, strobing or color cycling. Lighting effects can be triggered with phone events such as incoming calls, notifications and more, to give ROG Phone a unique personality.
This phone has ultra-powerful front-facing stereo speakers which are driven by smart amplifiers to maximize volume and minimize distortion.
ROG Phone is packed with 4000mAh battery with ASUS HyperCharge, a direct-charge technology that delivers more power (up to 20W) for shorter, safer charge times, and also means ROG Phone stays cooler when it’s charging.
It is not clear yet when this phone will be launched and at what price.
ASUS ROG Phone specifications:
|Processor||2.96Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 630|
|UI||ROG Gaming UI|
|Display||6.0” 18:9 (2160×1080) AMOLED
90Hz refresh rate with 1ms pixel response time
108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut
10000:1 contrast ratio
Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multi-touch (supports Glove Touch)
Discrete image processing chip support HDR display – gaming, video & images
|Dimensions||158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm|
|Memory||LPDDR4 8GB RAM|
|Storage||UFS 2.1, 128GB / 512GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, e-compass, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient-light sensor,
fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, 2 x ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors
|Wireless connectivity||Qualcomm Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad:
Wi-Fi Direct and WiGig (11ad/60GHz Wi-Fi) wireless display support
Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem:
Up to 1.2 Gbps Cat 18 LTE download speeds
Up to 5x20MHz carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO on up to 3 aggregated carriers, License Assisted Access (LAA)]
|GPS||Supports GPS, aGPS, Glonass, BeiDou|
Supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 / DP 1.4 (4K) / fast charging (PD 3.0) (15W)
ASUS HyperCharge direct charging
Supports USB 2.0 / fast charging (PD3.0) (20W) / Direct Charge
3.5mm headphone jack
|Main Camera||12MP + 8MP (120° wide-angle)|
|Speakers||Dual front-facing stereo speakers with smart amplifier
24-bit/192KHz Hi-Res Audio
DTS Headphone:X 7.1 virtual surround-sound
Qualcomm aptX High-definition Bluetooth wireless audio