“The ASUS ROG Phone India launch invite only mentions November 29th as the launch date, but gives no venue or time”
ASUS has sent out Black Your Date media invites for the India launch of the ROG Phone (first impressions). The first smartphone under the company’s ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand was unveiled at Computex 2018 in June. The invite confirms the phone by name but only mentions the date; we will have to wait for details such as venue and time. The handset is among the latest crop of gaming handsets that have been unveiled this year.
The ASUS ROG Phone is a powerful handset that has been designed with gamers in mind. It has a 6-inch full-HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time for blur-free visuals and can be turned into a dual-screen console thanks to the optional TwinDock accessory. This dock has four quad front-facing speakers, two physical trigger keys, a dual-haptic force-feedback engine, an enhanced cooling system as well as a 6,000mAh extended battery pack. A second accessory for the ROG Phone — the Mobile Desktop Dock — allows it to connect to an external 4K UHD monitor, mouse and keyboard.
Under the hood, the ASUS ROG Phone packs the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, with Adreno 630 GPU and 8GB of RAM. The application processing cores are overclocked to 2.96GHz. There are two storage options to choose from, 128GB and 512GB. A 4,000mAh battery keeps the gaming smartphone running. The brand says that the bundled ROG Phone power adapter supports ASUS HyperCharge, which is a direct-charge technology that delivers more power (up to 20W) for shorter and safer charge times.
ASUS ROG Phone has a 12MP main sensor and an 8MP secondary shooter on the back, while an 8MP camera does duty for selfies. The flagship also boasts of two front-firing stereo speakers with smart amplifier, DTS Headphone: X 7.1 virtual surround-sound, and Qualcomm aptX high-def Bluetooth wireless audio. It supports downlink speeds of up to 1.2Gbps thanks to the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem.
|Octa core (2.96 GHz, Quad Core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)|
|8 GB RAM|
|6.0 inches (15.24 cm)|
|1080x2160 px, 402 PPI|
|12 MP + 8 MP Dual Primary Cameras|
|8 MP Front Camera|
|Hyper Charging 4.0|
|USB Type-C port|