ASUS ROG Phone, the first gaming smartphone under the Republic of Gamers brand, has been launched in India.
Priced at Rs. 69,999, the phone is now available for purchase exclusively via Flipkart.
The key highlights of the ROG Phone are its high-end internals featuring Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8GB RAM, ultrasonic AirTrigger touch sensors, a dedicated cooling system, and AMOLED display.
Here's our roundup.
ASUS ROG Phone: At a glance
The ROG Phone sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor clocked at 2.96GHz, paired with gaming-optimized Adreno 630 GPU, 8GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage.
The phone runs Android Oreo-based ROG Gaming UI, packs 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support (30W fast charging).
The ASUS ROG Phone is designed for pure gaming pleasure
The ASUS ROG Phone has a notch-free display with dual front-facing speakers. On the rear, you have ROG logo which lights up (it's also fully customizable). Notably, as an industry first design, the phone features 3D vapor-chamber cooling system for keeping the device from overheating.
On the go gaming, from hardware to software
Along with the vapor cooling system, the ROG Phone comes bundled with a clip-on AeroActive Cooler for extra cooling.
The handset also includes side-mounted ports, two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers, and advanced force-feedback haptics.
Moreover, there is also an X Mode which can be activated by squeezing the sides of the phone to stop background tasks and direct all processing power to the game.
For photographers turned gamers and vice versa
In the camera department, the ASUS ROG Phone offers a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.7) Sony IMX363 main sensor with OIS, EIS and Night HDR, paired with an 8MP wide angle camera. Up front, there's a 8MP selfie snapper.
Connectivity options and sensors
Connectivity options on the ASUS ROG Phone include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/A-GPS, dual USB Type-C ports, NFC, and 3.5mm jack.
In terms of sensors, there's an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and two ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors.
Moreover, the phone supports ASUS AURASYNC RGB lighting and offers wireless streaming via Miracast at 500ms of latency.
Up your game
ASUS has also introduced several ROG Phone gaming accessories
Then there's Gamevice controller that attaches on each side of the handset for dedicated gaming controls and a TwinView Dock which converts the device into a dual-screen console.
Lastly, you have Mobile Desktop Dock which lets you connect the phone with a desktop for mouse and keyboard gameplay.
Pricing and Availability
The ASUS ROG Phone costs Rs. 69,999 for the single 8GB RAM/128GB storage configuration and is available for purchase on Flipkart.
In terms of launch offers, there is 5% discount for Axis Bank Buzz credit cardholders, no-cost EMI offers for upto 12 months, and a Reliance Jio offer which provides cashback worth Rs. 500 and 4GB daily data on the Rs. 509 recharge plan.