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Asus has a monster phone for serious mobile gamers

Asus Launches ROG Phone - Company's First Ever Gaming Smartphone

Following Razer's footsteps, ASUS has announced the ROG Phone, it's first "gaming phone".

Dubbed the RoG Phone, Asus has given its gaming-orientated handset a 6in 2160x1080 AMOLED display that supports high dynamic range and a 90Hz refresh rate for smooth and vibrant mobile gaming. It features a six-inch design, which houses a 2.96GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile processor and Adreno TM630 GPU.

Unlike the Razer Phone, which is an obvious competitor, Asus chose to stick with a six inch 2160x1080 resolution HDR AMOLED screen on the Asus ROG Phone, but with just 90Hz refresh rate, which is just slightly below the 120Hz one on the Razer Phone.

The ROG Phone also comes with 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of onboard storage, a microSD card slot, 4,000 mAh battery, headphone jack, and dual front-facing speakers.

Do we have RGBs? Still, ASUS has got a lot right here with the ASUS ROG Phone, and it may certainly give competitors a run for the best gaming phone of 2018. You have the option of a static color, pulsating, strong, or cycling through various colors. or it can be turned off completely.

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The hardware on the ROG Phone, as you'd expect, is way over the top as well, but it has some really thoughtful additions. The ASUS ROG Phone has not one, not two, but three USB-C ports.

ASUS has also used a "3D vapor-chamber cooling system" that is a large copper heat radiator with some carbon cooling pads that are attached to the circuit board.

Asus' beefy new phone is not the only smartphone that's advertised as gaming-friendly - Razer Phone and Moto Z2 Play come to mind as well - but it Asus has definitely taken the concept further than anyone else.

The Asus ROG Phone is here - exploding the smartphone and putting it back together with gaming at its RGB lit heart. And if it's just not striking enough, never fear: you can customise the rear logo to pulse flash or glow in a variety of colours thanks to the integrated RGB lighting.

With a refresh rate of 144Hz and a 3ms response time, the full HD display on the Scar is about as good as it gets for a gaming laptop. However, during an interaction with BGR India, Dinesh Sharma, Director Mobile Product Centre for ASUS India did mention that the smartphone will be coming to India soon, and it will be competitively priced. But Asus has gone further adding ultrasound triggered "AirTriggers" that respond to force-feedback to provide programmable shoulder buttons on the side of the phone. It includes a WiGig Dock for streaming the game on to a big screen over the fast 802.11ad connection. It will probably be the most expensive of all the gaming smartphones available. While docked, the phone also acts as a secondary display and you can even hook it up to gigabit LAN and a 5.1 channel surround sound system via its SPDIF port. Android apps and games don't know how to utilize dual-screen devices. The TwinView Dock is a clamshell-type handheld console with its own display.

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