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ASUS ROG Phone Announced With Overclocked Snapdragon 845, 90Hz OLED Display, Vapor Cooling And RGB

ASUS is known for their PC components and laptops, but today they have entered into a different world. Today, the company unveiled the ROG Phone, it is a gaming phone which packs beastly specs and is aimed at gamers with an equally aggressive design to go along with it.

Asus is not the first in the market with a gaming phone. We have already seen Razer, Xiaomi, and a few other Chinese companies launch gaming smartphones in the market. However, Asus’ approach is definitely unique. The ROG Phone has a bold design includes a unique GameCool vapor-chamber based cooling system. It even comes with a detachable AeroActive Cooler which is a small fan that you can attach to the ROG Phone to improve its cooling efficiency. 

As if this was not enough, the ROG Phone also features an RGB ROG logo at the rear which can be customized for various events. Interestingly, for optimum ergonomics while gaming, Asus has placed two USB-C ports at the left side. There’s also a third USB-C port located at the bottom. The phone also has 2 AirTrigger sensors which use ultrasonic sensors. They can be configured for custom in-game actions.

As for specs, here are some specs of the phone :

Asus ROG Phone
Display6.0-inch, 18:9, 2160x1080, AMOLED with 90Hz refresh rate
CPUExclusive Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip @2.96GHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 630
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo with custom "ROG Gaming" ZenUI skin
Storage128GB / 512GB
Rear camera12MP + 8MP (120-degree wide-angle)
Front camera8MP
Fingerprint scannerYes
Battery4,000mAh, USB Type-C, 20W fast charging
SpeakersDual front-facing stereo speakers with smart amplifier
SensorsAccelerometer, e-compass, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient-light sensor,
fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, 2 x ultrasonic AirTriggers
Connectivity802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad 2x2 MIMO
Wi-Fi Direct and WiGig 802.11ad wireless display support
Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack
Dimensions158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm
To ensure an optimum gaming experience, the ROG Phone also comes with front-facing speakers, a headphone jack with 7.1 virtual channel support, and even Wi-Fi ad support. For the phone to run at its maximum 2.96GHz clock speed, you need to put it into ‘X Mode.’ This can be done by squeezing its sides similar to the Pixel 2 and HTC U11.
Asus also unveiled tons of accessories and dock for the ROG Phone. One of them is a dock similar to Samsung’s DeX which comes with plenty of ports. There’s also a TwinView Dock which features a 6,000mAh battery and adds a second display to the device.

Asus says the ROG Phone will go on sale in Q3 2018, and it will provide more details about its pricing nearer to its launch.

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