In an event held in Beijing, ASUS has finally announced the release of the latest member of the Republic of Gamers (ROG) hardware line, the ASUS ROG Phone, which made its debut during COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2018 and was said to be designed to play games like PUBG.
The ROG Phone is the number one Android phone in the planet with regard to performance, outfitted with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC that features an octa-core processor which is capable of running at 2.9GHz clock speeds.
To ensure that the gaming performance remains buttery-smooth, ASUS has equipped this smartphone with a 3D Vapor Chamber cooling technology that is composed of both copper and carbon fiber heat sinks combined with a 3D average temperature plate cooling, minimizing, if not totally eliminating thermal throttling by cutting out 60% of heat.
The ROG Phone can function as a small gaming console with the custom interfaces on its side which allow it to be connected to an HDMI display. This smartphone is also engineered with gamers in mind, making it comfortable to hold during extended gaming sessions.
Gamers have the option to program two extra virtual hotkeys on the touch sensor, allowing users to set these keys for functions like aiming and jumping. Adding to the immersive experience are the touch and vibration feedback mechanisms, making gaming a pleasing experience on this smartphone.
ASUS did not hold back on sound, equipping this smartphone with a pair of dual speakers that can still be clearly heard even during gaming.
Other than gaming, users can take decent pictures using this smartphone using its rear-camera setup that is composed of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors, with the main shooter being a product of Sony. The selfie camera is an 8-megapixel shooter.
The phone will hit store shelves in China on September 26. The price tag for the entry-level 8GB RAM / 128GB internal storage variant starts at CNY 5,999 (around PHP 47,400), the mid-level 8GB RAM / 512GB internal storage variant will go for CNY 7,999 (around PHP 63,000), while the fully-loaded eSports Armor Edition variant costs a sweet CNY 12,999 (around PHP 100,000).
There's no official word from ASUS Philippines about local availability, so stay tuned here to Priceprice.com as we will provide you more information about this smartphone as it becomes available.