It looks like an ASUS ROG gaming smartphone is coming this June
After Razer released its first gaming smartphone last year, phone makers have been jumping on the gaming-centric phone bandwagon one at a time. According to a new report, the gaming smartphone from ASUS could arrive as early as June bearing the company's ROG branding.
Gaming smartphones are currently gaining momentum in the industry. When Razer introduced the Razer Phone last year, Xiaomi and nubia (subsidiary of ZTE) decided to follow suit with the Black Shark Gaming Phone and Red Magic.
We already confirmed last month that ASUS is working on a gaming smartphone. Now, latest reports suggest that ASUS could bring in an ROG branded gaming smartphone to the scene and we might see the device as soon as next month.
The ROG series or also known as "Republic of Gamers" is the company's branding when it comes to gaming hardware which up until now only came in the form of laptops and desktops.
Although ASUS remains silent regarding the gaming smartphone's features and specs, there's pretty much nothing that can surprise us now, in terms of specs and features of high-end gaming smartphones (hoping for the exact opposite thing to happen though). Being a gaming-oriented phone requires an equally powerful processor, suggesting that a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset sits at the helm. It's no surprise to see an 8GB of RAM with either 64GB or 128GB of built-in memory storage for a seamless operation. For a buttery-smooth gaming experience, the phone will probably sport a high-refresh rate LCD display, somewhere between 120Hz and 144Hz, come with great speakers and run the latest Android OS (Android 8.1 Oreo) out-of-the-box.
Apart from the specs, the pricing is one important factor in the success of a gaming smartphone. While we still don't have information about the ASUS' gaming device's price tag, we believe that it would be at the same level as its competitors. According to some inside sources, the much-anticipated phone will be arriving at the Computex 2018 which will run from June 5 to 9. If the rumors are to be believed, it won't take too long before we can see the upcoming device.
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