Smartphone gaming market has really boomed in the past couple of years. We are seeing new and powerful games on smartphones like PUGB and Fortnite that have driven the growth of dedicated gaming smartphones. After the great success of Razer Phone, other brands have started working on such gaming devices.
Xiaomi launched the Black Shark and right after, Nubia came with its Red Magic. We knew from a report weeks ago that even Asus, which is one of the most important manufacturers in the gaming PCs sector, is working on a gaming phone. The device is tipped to be from the ROG series (Republic of Gamers), that is the same brand under which most of the gaming hardware by ASUS gets released.
According to Taiwan Insiders, the first gaming phone by ASUS is going to be unveiled in June at Computex 2018. Unfortunately, we are not talking about official info, and neither the specs of the handset have been revealed. But given that it is a gaming smartphone, we expect to see it with an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset by Qualcomm under the hood, paired with up to 8 GB of RAM. We also expect to see a display with a high refresh rate.