When that company unveiled its gaming smartphone, utilising the then state of the art mobile hardware, other have started eyeing the mobile gaming market.
Your window into the gaming world is through a 6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2160x1080. Speaking of clocking, the Snapdragon 845 is overclocked, meaning that not only is this phone powerful, it's the most powerful smartphone on the market - according to Asus. The ASUS ROG Phone has not one, not two, but three USB-C ports. Meanwhile, we'll continue to keep you updated once we receive more information regarding the upcoming release of ROG Phone in Malaysia. In addition, there is a 3D vapour-chamber cooling system to keep the device cool under extended gaming conditions.
Asus is also launching several accessories that'll work with the device. In case you're anxious that's ASUS' answer to not providing a headphone jack, you'll be happy to know that there is also a 3.5mm headphone jack on board.
With a refresh rate of 144Hz and a 3ms response time, the full HD display on the Scar is about as good as it gets for a gaming laptop.
Unlike the Razer Phone, which is an obvious competitor, Asus chose to stick with a six inch 2160x1080 resolution HDR AMOLED screen on the Asus ROG Phone, but with just 90Hz refresh rate, which is just slightly below the 120Hz one on the Razer Phone. You can configure a Hero II with this display, but the base model hero comes with a 60Hz screen that only sounds inferior in theory, since the GTX 1060 won't be able to take advantage of higher refresh rates anyway. ASUS also claims HDR support and 108.6% DCI-P3 coverage.
Incredible. Asus' Computex keynote isn't until later this afternoon, but I'm willing to bet that is how Jonney Shih - Asus's irrepressible chairman - is going to describe the ROG Phone. This does mean you likely won't be using the phone for virtual reality gaming though. And if it's just not striking enough, never fear: you can customise the rear logo to pulse flash or glow in a variety of colours thanks to the integrated RGB lighting. If you're perhaps more of an Overwatch or Counter-Strike player, you may want to instead check out the ROG Strix Scar II instead. The accessory also has its own 6000mAh battery. Asus hasn't mentioned the Android version running on this device, but we expect it to run Android 8.1 Oreo. It's primary use to allow the phone to be plugged into a screen, with a working keyboard and mouse, but it can also be hooked up to a PC, to function as a KVM switch, letting you use the same screen, mouse and keyboard from your desktop on your phone with the flick of a switch. The most notable accessory is a the Gamevice controller, which adds a form of split gamepad to the handset.