The Asus ROG gaming phone might just be the perfect gadget for PUBG and Fortnight fans.
Gaming phones are fast becoming commonplace in the market thanks to legions of gamers and fans. When there’s demand, there will be a scramble to supply that. And Asus just jumped in the bandwagon to introduce their own gaming phone, the Asus ROG phone.
At the recently concluded Computex 2018 press conference, Asus’ gaming brand Republic of Gamers unveiled the phone.
It is designed specifically with gamers in mind and could be the most powerful phone on the market.
Asus ROG Phone Specs
The Asus ROG phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with a maximum speed of 2.69GHz. It also has a gaming-optimised Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU.
Don McGuire, vice president of global product marketing for Qualcomm, describes their products.
“Snapdragon 845 is engineered to deliver users an unparalleled gaming experience; supporting exceptional performance, fast and smooth graphics and Gigabit speeds whether on LTE or 802.11ad Wi-Fi.”
Asus’ latest offering is also the first to have the GameCool system. It’s made up of vapour-chamber cooling, a carbon cooling pad and copper heat spreader. Additionally, the phone also comes bundled with an external Aeroactive cooler to take your gaming to the next level.
Other specs include 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage, and a 4,000 mAH battery. It sports a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 AMOLED HDR display.
Besides the external cooler, the phone also has two more add-ons. First is the pair of gamepads called GameVice controller that slides into both sides of the phone. The second add-on is the Asus’ TwinView Dock. This adds an 6,000mAh extra battery capacity and an entire second screen to the ROG Phone.
Asus has not announced the price and release date for the phone. However, they hinted that it might be available sometime in the third quarter of this year. Fingers crossed!
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Xiaomi-backed Black Shark shares a teaser for their gaming smartphone and is set to launch this month.
Black Shark, a Xiaomi-backed company, is preparing to launch its new gaming-oriented smartphone on Friday, April 13.
The China-based manufacturer has confirmed the launch with invitations for the event held in China already sent out. This gaming smartphone thought to be aimed at competing with the first-generation Razer phone.
Black Shark’s teaser is a poster that shows half of the device. A message written in Chinese on the poster roughly translates to “Everyone has the opportunity to become a master”.
The company already previously announced on their official Weibo account that the phone will be running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Other features of the phone include a 18:9 aspect ratio display, and a 2160 x 1080 pixel display resolution.
Additionally, the phone will have an 8GB RAM, a 32GB ROM and will run on Android’s 8.0.0 Oreo.
Do take note that this is not a Xiaomi phone on itself. The smartphone company is a major investor of Black Shark and is known to provide backing for other hardware startups in China. However, not all of them are put under Mi’s brandname.
Unfortunately, Black Shark’s gaming phone will most likely be only available in Chinese market. There is no word yet as to whether they plan to roll it out overseas.