Asus has built for itself a great market in the smartphones sector. May it be the mid-range phones or higher ones, the quality and quantity is enough to make one happy. Previously, the phones that Asus brought were not si compatible and didn’t give the performance as expected from the price they cost.
But in recent times, Asus has improved a lot to say. Be it the processor, or the memory or the camera and display, the improvements that Asus has made are notable ones. And the performance has also managed to impress users.
When it comes to Android smartphones, Asus is now a prominent competitor of Xiaomi, Samsung, Moto etc. But, recently Asus has also entered the gaming market.
It has introduced the Asus ROG Phone which is solely about gaming besides the basic smartphone uses. T phone has great specifications and is an awesome choice when it comes to gaming. If you don’t know what ROG phone is, ROG stands for Republic Of Gamers, and this will be first smartphone of Asus targeted only for games. Asus has built this as a completion against Razer Phone.
In this article, I am going to discuss about the specifications of the ROG phone and we will see if it really is the ultimate gaming smartphone as claimed by the company or not.
So, basically this is the first smartphone of Asus made solely for gamers; Asus phones are built for gaming too but this one is a proper gaming console phone.
Let’s get to the specifications –
Its device name is ZS600KL.
CPU – The processor of ROG has been made to beat Razer, and I think it has been successful as well. The processor is basically Kyro 285, but there are four 2.96 GHz Kyro 385 Gold ones and four more 1.85 GHz Kyro 385 Silver ones. It us an Octacore processor keeping in mind the ultimate experience of gaming.
According to a prominent comparison site, Asus has been able to best Razer phone and various others, both of its own and also other brands. The study says that the CPU frequency of other Asus has been revolving around 2200 MHz to 2500 MHz, with the previous best being 2800 MHz of the Zenfone 5Z, but the ROG gives 2960 MHz of CPU frequency. Composing with other brands, others like Vivo NEX S, Razer Phone 2, Xiaomi Pocophone, Sony Xperia XZ2 etc.
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Display – The ROG phone has an amazing display features. The screen is of a 6-inch size having aspect ratio 18:9. It is an FHD+ (Full HD +) display and an AMOLED panel with 2150×1080 pixels. It supports High Dynamic Range imaging (HDR)and has 90 Hz refresh rate. Just one thing you don’t get is a notch display. By the way, is that needed after you get so much?
Speakers – It has a dual front-facing speaker to give you a realistic gaming experience. Also, a 3.5 mm headphone jack is present.
Camera – ROG gives you dual rear camera setup and a single front facing a camera. The dual cameras are – one is a 12 Mega Pixels camera with aperture (f/1.8, 1.4um) and another 8 Mega Pixels camera with an aperture (f/2.0,1.12um). It supports PDAF and has Gyro Executive Information System (EIS).
The front camera is of 8 Mega Pixels with an aperture (f/2.0, 1.12um). Overall in this price, it’s a good camera set up.
Battery, Storage, and Security – It’s a gaming phone, do we need a good battery backup. Hence, ROG gives you a 4000 mAh battery. And want to know about charging? Don’t worry. You get fast charging support, a ROG has Quick Charge 4.0 and Hypercharge. So no need of sitting for a long time to charge your phone. And yes, the charging port is USB type – C.
Coming to storage, you are having a gaming phone, right? So you get a humongous 8 GB of RAM and the internal storage depends on you; you get two variants, 128 GB or 512 GB. Yes, one con is that you can’t use an external memory card. But the question is, you get 128 or 512 GB of storage, do you still need a memory card?
As security, you get the basic pattern, pin, and password system along with a stylish Fingerprint scanner on the rear side.
Other Contents in the box – When you’re coming to the box part, let me inform you that you’re getting a really stylish boxing system, entirely different from other phones. The box looks really amazing.
Now let’s come to other bid contents you’ll get. If you’re a PC gamer switching to mobile gaming, then ROG is perfect for you. You’ll get two different accessories. First is an actual gamepad made by Gamevice that clips on both the sides of the phone. The gamepad has the basic physical buttons and analog sticks. The gamepad also works with a WI Gig dock to wirelessly stream gameplay to a connected TV.
Second is a clamshell accessory that turns the ROG Phone into a dual screen phone. Dual screen gaming phone! Awesome, right? But the most amazing fact is that the second screen is itself a 6-inch screen and has its own battery capacity of 6000 mAh. It also brings for you four front-facing speakers, shoulder buttons, and more cooling. Aye claims these would prove necessary for extended gaming sessions. Oh, did I forget to tell you about cooling? ROG phone has vapor cooling and an externally attachable fan accessory. So thinking about extra gaming? Don’t think, just go for it because your phone won’t heat up.
Full Specifications –
|Release date||June 2018|
|Dimensions (mm)||158.80 x 76.20 x 8.60|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Fast charging||Quick Charge 4+|
|Screen size (inches)||6.00|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||2.96GHz octa-core (4×2.96GHz + 4×1.7GHz)|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Rear camera||12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) + 8-megapixel|
|Front camera||8-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 8.1|
|Skin||ROG Gaming UI|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
So this was all about Asus Republic Of Gamers Phone. It’s expected launch date in India is estimated to be between 18th to 22nd October this year and expected price is around ₹ 59K to ₹ 60K. It is expected to be available on Amazon India.
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