ASUS ROG Phone has an overclocked Snapdragon 845 and 90Hz screen

ASUS ROG Phone has an overclocked Snapdragon 845 and 90Hz screen

There is a lot of great things packed into the phone and its various accessories, but at the end of the day, it is doubtful anyone will ever really care about the ROG, partly because of game support and more obviously, cost. "Upfront, it gets a 6.0" Full HD+ AMOLED display with a wide-screen 18:9 aspect ratio.

If you've been clamouring for a smartphone that's tailored to the needs of serious mobile gaming, Asus has come up trumps. In addition to the traditional bottom-mounted USB-C port, there's also one on the side of the phone, which allows you to charge with the phone in landscape mode without an awkward cable sticking out from the side. The device also comes with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. For starters, the ROG Phone ships with a cooling mechanism in the box.

ASUS has also used a "3D vapor-chamber cooling system" that is a large copper heat radiator with some carbon cooling pads that are attached to the circuit board.

Yu also said that Asus is working with mobile game developers to have games support the phone's configuration. If you're a hardcore mobile gamer, is this the phone you've been waiting for?

The ROG phone from Asus features the same Snapdragon 845 processor as found in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and OnePlus 6, but the unit will be clocked higher.

Meanwhile, the six-inch, 2160x1080 AMOLED display refreshes at 90hz with a 1ms response time to make the most of the phone's processing power, and a sophisticated cooling system - and the option to add an external AeroActive Cooler - helps to keep that power in check. That is less than the Razer Phone's 120Hz but more than the average smartphone. For starters, you can use a regular 2.4GHz RF connection, but the mouse also supports Bluetooth in case you forget or lose the RF dongle.

On the camera front, the ASUS ROG has a dual rear setup- 12-megapixel primary lens + 8-megapixel secondary lens. An integrated 600mAh battery powers the second 6in display so you can livestream games via one display and play on the other, and extra haptics gives force feedback in games.

ASUS offers a variety of accessories under the TUF brand, and the manufacturer is rolling out a set of new products at Computex 2018. The logo features RGB illumination (because why not?) and can be programmed to display any color in different patterns and also use as a notification light.

There's the TwinView dock which adds an additional screen and controls, Nintendo DS-style, the GameVice controller which merely connects physical controls to the side of the phone, a la Nintendo Switch on the go, or even the ability to build a complete desktop set-up around a ROG Phone dock, complete with monitor, ethernet, and USB peripherals. Asus hasn't mentioned the Android version running on this device, but we expect it to run Android 8.1 Oreo. Finally, you can get the Mobile Desktop Dock for a desktop-style gaming experience.

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