Dedicated gaming smartphones seem to be fairly important these days, with quite a few companies launching new smartphones aimed at gamers over the last few months. In that vein, the Asus ROG Phone has been launched in India, offering yet another option for gaming nerds to splurge their money on.
The Asus ROG Phone comes with a 6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz and a response time of 1ms. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6, which is the latest version from Corning at the time of the phone's launch.
The ROG Phone also comes with ultrasonic buttons which can be used to perform different functions like executing game-specific macros, launching specific apps and switching to one-handed mode, among other things. Another highlight of the ROG Phone is its 3D vapor chamber that helps in keeping the phone cool by transferring heat away from the chipset. It also supports Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR via a dedicated hardware display chip.
Powering the ROG Phone is the Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of UFS2.1 internal storage. Asus also has a 512GB option, but it remains to be seen if the company launches that in India.
Apart from that, the ROG Phone also comes with a GameCool system, which is essentially inclusive of a copper heat spreader (a copper pipe) and a 3D vapor chamber for transferring heat away from the processor.
To make the gaming experience even better, the ROG Phone comes with an advanced haptic engine that generates vibrations toned for different levels of feedback in games.
Further, the ROG Phone is also WiGig certified and includes 802.11ad 60GHz Wi-Fi and 2x2 MIMO plus Wi-Fi Direct. If you prefer a wired connection, you can use the side-mounted USB Type-C port that supports Gigabit Ethernet. The phone also comes with an HDMI port for users who need it.
The ROG Phone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and supports 30W fast charging. The back of the phone also houses a logo that glows - what is even better is that it can be customized, just like you can do so on the Razer phone.
The Asus ROG Phone has been launched at ₹69,999 and comes in black colour. It is available for purchase exclusively on Flipkart with offers like Complete Mobile Protection Plan worth ₹5,999 at just ₹999. Buyers can also avail of no-cost EMI offers and Jio cashback worth ₹5,400.
Apart from the ROG Phone, Asus also announced a range of accessories, including docks and a case. The docks and their pricing is as follows:
Professional dock - ₹5,499
GameVice (joystick) - ₹5,999
Desktop dock - ₹12,999
TwinView dock - ₹21,999
The ROG Phone case is priced at ₹2,499.