The back of the device looks quite aggressive, with the glowing ROG logo stamped in the center being surrounded by sharp edges and exhaust windows.
The Asus ROG Phone has an overclocked Snapdragon 845 chipset, running at a max clock speed of 2.96GHz, 8GB of RAM, 512GB storage and it's the world's first phone to use vapour-chamber cooling technology. Around the front is a 6-inch AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution. It's a bit odd, as most phone displays either come in at 60Hz or 120Hz (like the Razer Phone). With a 1ms response time, its faster than even the Razer phone. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform with a Kryo CPU speed-binned to 2.96GHz. It packs dual front-facing stereo speakers, a dual rear-facings cameras with 12MP and 8MP sensors. No details were given to press at ASUS HQ or the ROG Conference last night about the camera specs whatsoever. ASUS wants to make sure that users can continue to play games even when they're plugged in without having the cable get in the way while it's charging the handset's 4,000mAh battery. ASUS has moved the charging chip from the phone to the power adapter to reduce the heat from charging.
Enabling a lot of the insane tricks on the ROG Phone is the addition of extra ports (including USB-C) on the side of the device. One is on the side that can be squeezed to activate the "X MODE". The dock also comes with a variety of ports, much like a full-size computer.
Like any gaming device, at the heart of the ROG Phone are its specifications. So by default, it is meant to compete with the Razer Phone, Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming phone, and ZTE Nubia's Red Magic phone. It also prevents RAM-eating and battery-sapping apps activity which can all be customized to the user's preference.
TwinView Pedestal - If you wish to use a second screen for an immersive gaming experience instead of tactile buttons, the TwinView Pedestal gives you an additional 6-inch screen. You can play games on one screen and chat on the other. Nonetheless, the battery also supports Quick Charge 3.0 and Quick Charge 4.0 as well. Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.
Docking the ROG Phone to a computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse would be flawless for games like the mobile versions of PUBG and Fortnite.
A WiGig Dock to wirelessly cast your gaming sessions to a big screen and a GameVice controller will also be offered.
There is no info with respect to price and availability at the moment. What about pricing? The company hasn't shared that information just yet, but we don't expect it to be cheap. It's a small difference, really coming down to which keys are highlighted (QWER or WASD respectively) on the mechanical keyboard, which has four-zone RGB lighting (Asus Aura Sync supported) and n-key rollover.