PC gaming these days is seeing a rapid growth, all thanks to the accessible parts and high-end GPUs. However, mobile gaming presently is only limited to flagships that seem to heat after 30 minutes of PUBG.
But it looks like Asus’ new ROG gaming phone is going to change that thing. Like Asus’ high-end ROG laptops, the new ROG gaming smartphone is a real deal here. Not that it’s cheap but the phone’s got some raw power to handle all the needs and necessities of heavy mobile gamers.
The Asus ROG phone comes with a 90Hz 6-inch display running on Snapdragon 845 chipset. Although the chipset can be seen inside most of the flagship these days, the ROG phone has slightly tweaked one, thus making it run at a clock speed of 2.96GHz. It’s well complemented by 8GB of RAM and 512GB of monstrous storage.
The powerful specs would normally heat flagships from Samsung and LG, but Asus has got gamers’ back. The phone comes with “3D vapor-chamber cooling system” which, as claimed, has 16 times larger surface area for dissipating the heat from the phone, unlike others. Inside, the phone’s also got a copper heat spreader and carbon cooling pad. TL;DR, the cooling system is assured to provide 50% faster clock speed than a normal flagship.
ROG Phone has opened up a ton of gaming options… 😎 pic.twitter.com/TjndttLfkx
— ASUS ROG (@ASUS_ROG) June 4, 2018
That’s not the only thing the phone has to offer. There’s also three ultrasonic “AirTrigger” that lets users remap the key as they want. The two are designed to be a left and right trigger while gaming in landscape mode and remaining one is for portrait mode. This subtle inclusion by Asus will comfort gamers while gaming letting them use their additional two fingers. The AirTriggers can be triggered by slight touch.
The ROG phone not only lets you play as a phone but also as a hand-held console. There is an optional TwinView dock that let gamers attach their phone to a dual-screen dock, or a Gamevice, which can be attached to sides of the phone mimicking a feel of a Nintendo Switch. And lastly, there’s a Mobile Desktop Dock that lets the user play their mobile game on a Desktop.
Despite the fact that the phone’s a beast in terms of hardware, Asus has granted users to enhance their gaming. The software trick lets users activate the “X mode” by squeezing the phone’s side, like HTC devices. This just stops the apps running in the background to clear up the RAM and fully dedicate it to games.
Other bells and whistles include an RGB lighting at the back, a huge 4,000mAh battery, front-facing stereo speakers, water resistance and a support for Asus’ HyperCharge technology for faster and cooler charging.
The aforementioned specs definitely give Asus edge over other gaming devices like Razer phone, which was launched a couple of months ago.
Although Asus hasn’t mentioned anything about the pricing of the phone, expect it to cost a lot more than your normal phone.