Asus ROG gaming smartphone with 90Hz display refresh rate, overclocked CPU launched


The ASUS ROG Phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, but it isn't the run-of-the-mill Snapdragon 845 chipset that you see in other phones.

Razer released a surprisingly competent "gaming focused" smartphone a year ago that featured a high refresh screen and loud speakers.

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The ROG Phone has a 6-inch AMOLED FHD+ screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz and a 1ms response time. The screen also supports HDR. The Snapdragon chip is slightly overclocked compared with the standard version in other phones (2.96GHz versus 2.8GHz).

With 8GB Ram and up to 512GB internal storage, this thing is going to be a demon, burning through all your games and giving you tons of room to store them, but it shouldn't get too hot thanks to a couple of cooling measures. It also features front facing quad speakers, shoulder buttons, and more cooling. On the back is what looks like cooling vents with a dual camera system and a sideways ASUS ROG logo.

Yu confirmed that Asus is working with developers in various countries to bring support for the ROG Phone's features. ASUS said the reason for this is so that you can charge your device while playing without having to deal with a cord (USB/headphone) sticking out at the bottom. This second port connects to Asus' collection of wild gaming accessories.

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The ROG Phone has a special X Mode that can be activated by squeezing the sides of the phone. When in X Mode, the phone's UI also changes from blue to deep red. They are user customizable.

Computex 2018 is taking place in Taipei right now and while ASUS' big reveal was its gaming smartphone, the company still unveiled a line of new gaming accessories and hardware that fans should be interested in.

In order to keep it cooled, Asus says it uses the new GameCool system with a copper heat spreader and 3D vapor chamber and the phone comes bundled with a bundled AeroActive Cooler which blows air over the back and should accelerate heat dissipation. There is an app for turning on/off the fan and modifying speed. If you're perhaps more of an Overwatch or Counter-Strike player, you may want to instead check out the ROG Strix Scar II instead. Additionally, when battery life is a major concern, you can plug in the USB charging cable which also turns on wired mode. The phone also comes with stereo front firing speakers, placed above and below the display.

Finally, there's the Gamevice Controller and WiGig Dock.

There is no info with respect to price and availability at the moment.

Brutally fast and with an utterly gorgeous display, this is the finest gaming smartphone to grace the earth - if your idea of a great smartphone is one that's ready for serious PUBG sessions while on the train, plane or on-the-go, then this was built for you.