Slide 1 - In pictures: Asus ROG Phone Slideshow

by Lawrence Cooper June 7, 2018, 5:20
Slide 1 - In pictures: Asus ROG Phone Slideshow

Only the Razer Phone with a 120HZ refresh rate beats the ROG Phone. The smartphone has no notch, giving gamers an uncut view of what's happening on the screen.

The Snapdragon 845 in the ROG phone runs at 2.96GHz instead of the normal 2.8GHz. X Mode is more than mere cosmetics, though, as it automatically optimizes performance for gaming by shutting down background processes and prioritizing whatever you're playing for both RAM allocation and data transfer precedence.

While we have internals out-of-the-way, this phone has much, much more to offer on the outside.

An exciting accessory Asus has developed is the TwinView Dock which adds a second screen identical to the ROG Phone.

It wouldn't be a phone without cameras so you get main 12MP + 8MP (120° wide-angle) camera and the front 8MP camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, dual front-facing stereo speakers with smart amplifier and RGB illumination on the phone.

The ROG Balteus has also forgone the traditional regular landscape design. The standard version that features the 15 LED lights will come forth, along with an upgraded model that adds the aforementioned Qi wireless charger to the top right corner of the mouse pad so you can charge your phone directly at your computer. That way, the charging cable doesn't restrict your movement. It won't be the case if the smartphone is being charged from the side. Yes, Asus took HTC's idea of squeezable sides and made it its own by letting users trigger the Gaming Mode in the smartphone. Once you give it a strong squeeze, the phone's entire UI skin transforms from a cool blue to a deep and ominous red. It is yet to be known if the particular feature can be programmed to perform some other actions.

To begin with, the ROG Phone comes powered by the same Snapdragon 845 chipset that happens to be standard fitment on nearly all 2018 flagships so far. ASUS says that the 20W fast charging using the HyperCharge tech will provide 60% of the 4,000mAh battery capacity in 33 minutes, or to 85% in just over an hour.

The ROG smartphone is said to have an AnTuTu score of 304183. It also has a built-in 6000mAh battery.

There is a lot of great things packed into the phone and its various accessories, but at the end of the day, it is doubtful anyone will ever really care about the ROG, partly because of game support and more obviously, cost.

Alongside the phone, Asus also launched four accessories for it. You can plug in a keyboard and mouse and, through special ROG software, map keyboard and mouse controls to any Android game.

There's more. The phone has three ultrasonic "AirTrigger" touch sensors - two are created to be left and right triggers at the top of display for gaming in landscape mode, and a third one designed for portrait-mode use. In short, the ROG Phone seems to be "the" smartphone gamers have been waiting for.

For photography, the phone features a dual-rear camera setup at the back which consists of 12-megapixel sensor, paired alongside an 8-megapixel sensor.

The display can detect ringing even if you're wearing gloves, and there's something that Asus calls AirTriggers. The device has some insane hardware inside that can crush any game easily, so without wasting any time let's know more about it.

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