Asus is stepping up its game for Computex 2018 with its new upcoming high-spec gaming smartphone called the Rog Phone bearing the Republic of Gamers branding.
It has a unique gamer oriented design and lots of power packed underneath it to offer a wonderful gaming experience for gamers that are interested in having a powerful gaming phone.
This is the second phone after Razer’s to offer a 90Hz display — meaning its screen refreshes 90 times per second, delivering smoother animations.
Each Rog phone also comes packed with a selected 2.96GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip which is one of the fastest Snapdragons chip sets on market, vapor cooling, 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 512GB storage capacity.
If this isn’t a beast, then I don’t know what it is. Another product that could try to compete with this is the Porsche Design variant of the Huawei P20 Pro which also has the Snapdragon 845 under its hood.
The Asus gaming phone also comes with the “X mode” feature which allows you to activate the maximum performance of its speed-binned chips transforming the phones entire UI skin from a cool blue to a deep and ominous red.
The X Mode automatically optimizes performance for gaming by shutting down background processes and prioritizing whatever you’re playing for both RAM allocation and data transfer. It also controls the AeroActive Cooler, which is what Asus calls the additional fan accessory it offers for this phone.
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Asus has gone ahead to add more fancy features such as a dock station with a ton of cable ports on the back, allowing you to use the ROG Phone as either a pseudo-PC connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse, or as an auxiliary display to your regular PC.
According to Asus, ” this is our first Android device that combines a special Snapdragon silicon with innovative cooling to produce silky frame rates you can actually sustain. Its uncompromised display blends blistering speed with beautiful HDR visuals, while programmable AirTriggers and tactile enhancements heighten your physical connection and comfort.”
The price of the gaming phone and its accessories is yet to be revealed later in the third quarter of this year. However, looking at the amazing specifications and design. We don’t expect it to come cheap.
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Spur Magazine. He is also the co-founder of the Innovware project.
He is a freelance consultant passionate about tech, programming, games and entertainment.