Asus isn’t known for its high-end phones. traditionally, they’ve skirted the mid-range and attempted to bring a lot of value to the customer at a lower price. That changed a bit with the ZenFone 5Z, which packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 among other high-end specs. While this seemed like a pretty beefy phone on its own, Asus has upped the ante with the announcement of the ROG phone.
Asus ROg Phone hardware
The Asus ROG phone is sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8 GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh battery, and 128 or 512 GB of storage. This is a special edition of the 845 as well, which is overclocked to 2.96 GHz. the higher-end model takes the crown as the highest-spec’ed Android phone on the market today, beating out the previous leader.
Its display is 6.0-inch,18:9,2160*1080, AMOLED with 90Hz refresh rate and the os is Android 8.1 Orea with custom “ROG Gaming” ZenUI skin containing the capacity of storage 128GB/512GB. camera is 12MP=8MP Front camera is 8MP.
The second Asus ROG phone accessory is a gamepad for the device which can stream wirelessly to your TV. this gamepad connects via the USB Type-c port on the bottom of the phone and connects wirelessly to a special receiver inserted into your TV. this allows you to play on your TV as if you were using a wireless Nintendo Switch, and opens up quite a lot of possibility for couch gamers.
Asus is also selling a dock that helps connect your ROG phone to any monitor. this opens up support for keyboards and mice as well, meaning you could play competitive mobile games with a full mouse and keyboard setup. using this in competitive games could get a little controversial, but it’s great seeing the Samsung Dex getting some competition.
The first Asus ROG phone accessory is a heatsink that mounts to the back of the phone. this has a fan in it to keep the phone cool and includes an additional USB Type-C port and a headphone jack so you can keep charged while gaming. this is an extremely useful placement for a USB Type-C port because it means you can charge your mobile and headphones while using your device in landscape mode. because most mobile games are played in this way, it made a lot of sense for Asus to create this attachment.