Asus is all set to bring its first gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone, to the Indian market on November 29. The company has sent out invites for the launch of ROG Phone in the country.
The phone was launched in June this year at Computex 2018. However, there is no information about the price tag of the upcoming smartphone, but the kind of specifications, features and additional accessories it offers, it should ideally be a costly affair. The smartphone comes loaded with industry-first features, which makes it stands out of current gaming smartphones like Razer Phone, Xiaomi’ Black Shark and Nubia gaming smartphone. The first one is the inclusion of three USB Type-C ports, which allows users to play games in landscape mode without losing the grip.
Asus ROG Phone features a 6-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 90Hz, 1ms response time AMOLED display with 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut, 550 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR. The device is powered by 2.96GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm processor with Adreno 630 GPU. It’s coupled with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of onboard storage. The phone features GameCool vapour-chamber cooling system that ensures the thermals on the inside doesn’t heat up using the copper heat spreader and 3D Vapor chamber embedded next to the chipset.
The ROG Phone has three ultrasonic pressure sensitive zones one of which works like the squeezing function on the HTC U11 and the Google Pixel 2 but however, activates a special X Mode. The X Mode is ASUS’ way to optimize the ROG phone by disabling background processes and services, activating the inbuilt cooling technology and turning the theme inside the phone to red indicating that extreme gaming smartphone can then be performed. The other two pressure sensitive zones are located at the two corner while using the device in landscape mode and can be re-mapped to a user’s choosing.
The Asus ROG phone has dual 12 MP + 8 MP sensor that can capture 2160p videos at 60 fps which are not so far away from the rhombic-designed fingerprint scanner at the back.The phone has 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. It runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ROG Gaming X mode UI. A 4,000mAh battery keeps the gaming smartphone running which supports 30 W Quick Charge 4.0. The brand is also offering a host of interesting accessories including AeroActive Cooler, which is essentially a cooling fan for the device. TwinView Pedestal, that provides you with a second screen and an extra 6,000mAh battery. Gamevice Gamepad and WiGig Dock along with Mobile Desktop Dock.