It is unavoidable: gaming mobiles are here to stay. The number of brands that have joined the trend is already considerable, being great like Xiaomi or Nubia in this world. And having ASUS, the Taiwanese firm a line of gaming products, it was logical that they delved into what they have named the ASUS Rog Phone.
And unlike what you might think of this phone, it is far from being just another gaming mobile; his concept is very different from anything we've seen so far. In fact, spoiler: It will strongly remind you of a Nintendo hit from a while back. Stay and find out.
ASUS Rog Phone Features
- 6 ″ AMOLED FullHD + screen with a refresh rate of 90 hertz.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
- Adreno 630 GPU
- RAM memory: 8 GB
- Internal memory: up to 512 GB
- Rear camera: dual 12 Mpx f / 1.8 sensor along with another 8 Mpx f / 2.0 sensor
- Front camera: 8 Mpx f / 2.0 single sensor
- Battery: 4000 mAh with HyperCharge, ASUS fast charge
- Android version: Android 8.0 Oreo
- Others: fingerprint sensor, face unlock, USB Type-C, NFC, Bluetooth, compatibility with gaming accessories, special cooling …
A new concept of gaming
ASUS Rog Phone is not a phone gaming anyone; it is a device that takes all these possibilities to the extreme. We are used to seeing certain minor changes in aesthetics and occasional additions on mobile gamimg (apart from the Razer Phone). This device from the Taiwanese firm ASUS has broken all the molds.
Of course we have a large panel, 6 inches with AMOLED technology with a 90 hertz refresh rate and HDR compatibility. Its hardware makes it clear that it is a beast, and we have the latest of the latest: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with the Adreno 630 GPU. A power that will augur an absolutely spectacular performance in this device.
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We have a back panel with a very aesthetic gaming (perhaps too much) with a double camera arranged horizontally, a rougher part for its horizontal grip and a fingerprint reader with a rather differential shape. We could not do without the much-needed RGB lighting embedded in the glass, next to the «Republic of Gamers» logo.
We also have USB-C, a metal frame and most of all 3.5 mm jack, which is a plus. Typically devices gaming they have had a very aggressive aesthetic as is the case, but never daring to include materials premium in the equation; the ASUS Rog Phone is the perfect union between what gaming and quality.
Of course we have specific software for this ASUS Rog Phone dedicated to gaming, in which we can control the power parameters and manage the performance of our games and the performance in them. All the necessary tools to get the best fluency for your skills in the game.
The cooling system of this device stands out, which consists of a 3D GameCool steam chamber, which will allow us to have lower temperatures when we give it cane to device. All of this is powered by an impressive battery 4000 mAh with fast loading HyperCharge and Android 8.0 Oreo.
A game center in your pocket
We have already seen how in the cases of the Black Shark or recently the Razer Phone there have been specific accessories for the environment gaming. This ASUS concept takes you to the greatest extreme. ASUS has a division gaming It works especially well, and it was a matter of time before it moved to the smartphone field.
This ASUS Rog Phone is compatible with certain very important accessories that will help us have an experience gaming higher. In this case, we have the following:
- A cooler to keep temperatures at bay: Retroactive Cooler.
- An accessory that will allow us to have 2 screens: the TwinView Dock.
- A specific dock that will give us a gamepad Complete: the ASUS WiGig Dock.
- And the most interesting. a dock to transmit the content of the device to an external monitor: the Mobile Deskpot Dock.
This ecosystem gaming It will provide an authentic multimedia experience, since we not only extend the concept of mobile gaming, but we also manage to increase these possibilities as much as possible. We have the possibility of having a gamepad complete, cool the device and have 2 screens as if it were a DS (for example, in the case of Fortnite, we would have a screen with the map and another with the pitch)
The most interesting accessory for my taste is the tv dock which reminds us powerfully of the system you use the nintendo switch; a support in which we can connect mouse and keyboard and transmit what is happening in the game on a TV via HDMI. Not only does it remove the logical restrictions of playing on a touch screen, but we can view content as if it were a computer.
For more inri, this dock will also allow us to connect more peripherals, such as an ethernet connection or audio connections. An authentic madness that will undoubtedly make the honeys of the most dedicated to gaming and they want to transfer the experience from a desktop to a mobile device.
Of course you have to understand that these devices use the same software from the ASUS Rog Phone, that is, the ideal is to use it with that device. But we love that the Taiwanese manufacturer has stretched the boundaries of the gamimg as such and a new path has begun in this regard.
Pricing and availability
This model will reach Spain in late summer or early fall, in the months of September or October. However, neither the price nor the versions that can be purchased have yet been released.