Asus today announced a new smartphone called Asus ROG Phone that is a gaming powerhouse and also has an AeroActive Cooler to cool down the processor temperature while heavy gaming. Asus ROG Phone is the company’s first gaming phone and the first phone in the ASUS ROG series as well. The company was previously making laptops in the Asus ROG series and it has surprised the fans with this bold move to launch a gaming smartphone.
The Asus ROG Phone comes with the Black colour option with the AeroActive Cooler and other accessories that will be sold separately. These accessories will also be available as a special bundle pack with all of the accessories inside a suitcase with the high-end version of the phone. It will be available sometime in Q3 2018, however, we have to wait for the pricing details of the device.
The Asus ROG Phone comes with a GameCool system that improves thermals with a copper heat spreader and 3D vapour chamber that efficiently transfers heat away from the SoC and into the body. If you want an extra kick, the optional AeroActive Cooler blows air over the back to accelerate heat dissipation into the environment. This auxiliary cooler comes in the box and lowers the phone’s surface and processor temperatures enough to improve sustained performance for extremely strenuous gaming sessions.
Asus ROG Phone features a 6-inch Full HD+ 18:9 90Hz, 1ms response time AMOLED display with 108.6% DCI-P3 colour gamut, 550 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, Gaming HDR, Mobile HDR and 2160 × 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 2.96GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU. It comes with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB / 512GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage.
It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ROG Gaming X mode UI and supports Dual SIMs. It features a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel camera with dual pixel sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 sensor, LED flash, 83° field of view, PDAF, 4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization, AI Scene Detection along with a secondary rear camera with 120° wide-angle lens.
It features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 84° field of view and a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. It has a 4000mAh battery with 10V 3A fast charging, supports up to 30W QC4.0 / PD3.0 / Direct Charge adapter and comes with other features such as Dual front-facing 5-magnet speakers with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier, Hi-Res audio, DTS Headphone:X 7.1 virtual surround sound for headphone, Triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology and FM Radio. It supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ) / 802.11ad 60GHz, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, and NFC connectivity options. It comes with a water-resistant body and measures 158.83×76.16x 8.65mm with 200 grams of weight.