Meizu E3 may not be the only upcoming smartphone dedicated to gaming. According to new rumors, Asus will launch a gaming smartphone alongside the Zenfone 5 series at MWC 2018. After the initial success of the Razer Phone, it seems that we’ll see more such gaming phones this year. Just like Razer, Asus is one of the most famous brands in the gaming sector. Its ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand counts many gaming PCs and peripherals which are among the most used by gamers.
Will we see a ROG phone as well? For now, we are just talking about speculations, there is no official confirmation by the company, so take this info with a pinch of salt. In the meantime, Asus has published an official teaser that confirms the launch of the Zenfone 5 at Mobile World Congress. According to sources, the company will launch at least three high-end phones in the first half of 2018, and it is said that there will be a gaming phone in addition to these. The smartphones in question are Zenfone 5, Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Zenfone 5z. But note that Zenfone Max Pro M1 is tipped to come with an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, which is not the most suitable SoC for gaming.
On the other hand, Zenfone 5z should sport an octa-core Snapdragon 835, which is the best SoC by Qualcomm after the Snapdragon 845. It is also the same processor as the Razer Phone. All the high-end phones launched by Asus in 2018 should have a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and narrow bezels, unlike last year. The standard version of Asus Zenfone 5 will have very narrow bezels on three sides and a thicker one on the lower part. It will be launched on February 27 and it will probably be an upper-midranger, so we really hope to see a more advanced version of the model which could be dedicated to gaming.