Taiwanese electronics manufacturer ASUSTEK had announced its first gaming smartphone at COMPUTEX show held in Taiwan in June this year. Since then, it has been all rumours about the release of the ROG phone in the U.S, India and Europe but the pricing and availability are yet to materialize. The gaming smartphone has now gotten certified by China’s Telecoms Regulatory Agency (TENAA). This is an indication that the ASUS phone will soon be released in China which is the world’s largest smartphone market and a terrain where gaming phones like the Black Shark gaming phone are already gaining some popularity.
We couldn’t immediately lay our hands on the listing page on TENAA’s website but the pictures are clearly those of the ROG phone. However, we don’t expect the specs to differ from those announced in Taiwan. The device is expected to still pack a Snapdragon 845 chipset with its CPU clocked at 2.96GHz which is a higher clocking frequency than other SD845 phones clocked at 2.8GHz max.
In addition, the ASUS ROG gaming phone is expected to sport a 6.0-inch AMOLED screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. The processor is paired with 8GB of RAM while there are 128GB / 512GB storage versions available. The device has the ROG logo on the back which lights up while the display is on. Apart from the logo, the back design adopts a rather scientific approach, giving the device a truly gaming gadget outlook. There is a dual camera setup at the back arranged in a horizontal manner. On the camera end, the device comes with the same configuration as the Zenfone 5. There is an 8MP camera at the front and a 12MP+8MP dual camera combo. The ASUS ROG Phone has a 4,000mAh battery with support for ASUS HyperCharge fast charging technology. In order to reduce the amount of heat being dissipated by the smartphone, ASUS moved the charging chip from the phone to the power adapter.